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October 2012
SANE Examinations Are Testimonial and Are  Subject to Confrontation
Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Definition of SANE Examination

A Client Contract Agreement
Thursday, October 25th, 2012

 

Do You Know What You Don’t Know?
Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Have you ever defended any of the following types of cases?

- Injury to a child?
- Injury to a child resulting in death?
- Aggravated sexual assault of a child?

As a general rule, these cases are guaranteed to get your client a very long sentence if he is convicted—what some lawyers call the “slow death penalty.”

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

In 1998, I was beginning what would be the last year of my very brief career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office under the legendary Johnny B. Holmes. I was the number three prosecutor in the 230th district court, which meant I had no power and was not free to use my discretion on cases. I handled the lowest level of felonies, ranging from petty drug offenses to second-degree felony aggravated assaults. If there was a dead body, I wasn’t allowed to touch the case. And that was really fine by me.

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