Janet Burnett

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Janet Burnett is a board certified criminal defense lawyer in solo practice in Georgetown, Texas. She has an appellate practice. Janet’s practice is primarily research and writing (for her own clients and for other lawyers’ clients through Rent-a-Nerd). She can be reached at jburnett1025@gmail.com.

Stories from Janet Burnett

Michael Morton & Attorney-Client Privilege
Saturday, December 15th, 2018

On September 24, 2018, the Attorney General of Texas issued an opinion, Tex. Op. Att’y Gen. KP-0213 (Sept.

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?

Attenuation of Taint: Empty Promises of the Fourth Amendment
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

This would render evidence admissible despite violations of the U.S. Constitution, Amendment IV. This article is loosely based on the motion for rehearing, the petition for writ of certiorari pending at the time of the writing, and a passion for the Bill of Rights, especially the Fourth Amendment.