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October 2016
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Friday, October 7th, 2016
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23 | Defending Child Injury Cases - By Sarah Roland
30 | Ethical Problems with Giving Free Legal Advice - By Janet Burnett
34 | The Leming Opinion Is Not the Silver Bullet Prosecutors Claim - By Lanny Begley
37 | 4th Amendment Musings: Search & Seizure: So, What’s Going On? - By Kelly Pace
Defending Child Injury Cases
Friday, October 7th, 2016

Introduction

Kid cases—whether they be allegations of physical or sexual abuse—are the hardest cases to defend. Jurors, understandably, come in with an inherent prejudice against our client and wanting to save the child. It is an uphill battle from the start.

Ethical Problems with Giving Free Legal Advice
Friday, October 7th, 2016

Q: Hey, are you really a lawyer? Can I ask you a couple of questions?

How many times have we been approached by someone with those questions? Is this person now a client or just a minor irritation? Do we have ethical obligations in that situation? What are they?

The Leming Opinion Is Not the Silver Bullet Prosecutors Claim
Friday, October 7th, 2016

Safe Weaving Is No Basis for a Stop

Those familiar with criminal defense in the state of Texas have likely encountered the issue of weaving within the lane as a basis for a police stop.

Look Here: 4th Amendment Musings - Oct2016
Friday, October 7th, 2016

Search & Seizure: So, What’s Going On?

(Rodriguez v. U.S., 135 S. Ct. 1609, April 21, 2015)

So What’s the Big Deal? Many attorneys in Texas were not impressed by the Rodriguez decision.

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