L.T. “Butch” Bradt

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF versionL.T. “Butch” Bradt is a general practitioner in Sugar Land. Licensed for 38 years and in 23 different courts, he has handled cases throughout the country. Recognized as an experienced trial and appellate attorney, he handles criminal, tax, civil, corporate, probate and § 1983 matters. On the criminal side, he has successfully defended everything from speeding tickets to capital murder.

Stories from L.T. “Butch” Bradt

DNA Evidence—New Tactics to Use in Challenging
Friday, July 10th, 2015

Who, in defending a case involving DNA evidence, has not heard testimony from the State’s expert to the effect that there is a one-in-3 billion chance of a match to someone other than the defendant? It does not matter that all 13 alleles do not match; the testimony is essentially the same. Invariably.

Rules Are Meant to Be Followed
Saturday, September 7th, 2013

This rule reads as follows:

Check That Parachute! Suggestions for Voir Dire on Reasonable Doubt
Saturday, July 20th, 2013

From experience, it appears that many lawyers’ approach to voir dire is almost as an afterthought. Far too many take the approach that the upcoming trial is just like the last, however many trials dealing with the same crime the lawyer has tried.

And the Truth Will Set You Free
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The question remains whether there will be changes, and if so, will they be more than window dressing. But before I continue with this article, I want to tell you about a case Leonard Martinez handled in Williamson County. This case happened several years ago while Michael Morton’s lawyers were fighting to get the discovery that would ultimately free him.

Taint: A Question of Reliability, Not Credibility or Competence
Friday, December 28th, 2012

Isn’t it interesting how the courts recognize taint in so many different contexts?1 We have an illegal search by the police and everything found during the illegal search becomes “fruit of the poisonous tree”—it is said to be tainted.

Who and What Are We? Lawyers or Salespeople?
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Over the years, I have been cognizant of members of the bar who, while having the piece of plastic in their pocket that says they are members of the State Bar, were not living up to the high ideals of the profession. This gave me a sense of unease, but I could not put my finger on the problem.

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.”

Five Easy Steps to Drafting Better Motions
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

If you’re reading this article, you practice criminal law. What percentage of your practice encompasses criminal defense is irrelevant for the purpose of this article. What is relevant is that at some point in your practice, you will have to file one or more motions for your client.