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I dropped by a suppression hearing recently and listened to a prosecutor argue the merits of an anonymous tip, which they claimed justified an investigatory detention. I was puzzled. TheRead Article →

From my perspective the criminal law defense profession continues to be a man's world. Based on 25 years of observation, the number of women defense lawyers at the countyRead Article →

If confirmed by the United States Senate, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch would fill the SCOTUS vacancy left by Antonin Scalia. During his 30 years on the Court, Justice Scalia moved theRead Article →

Last month we introduced the toxicological aspects of cross-examining

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Happy New Year 2017 January 2, 2017

Although each day is an appropriate time to re-establish one’s priorities, the first day of each new year is traditionally a time of reflection, resolution, and development of a fresh outlook onRead Article →

Beginning a New Chapter January 2, 2017

Steve watched his daughter, Libby, graduate with a systems engineering degree from Texas A&M this past December. It was spectacular to hear her name called and watch as she saunteredRead Article →

Your Right to Remain Silent January 2, 2017

We all understand the need for good law enforcement. But we also should understand our own rights and responsibilities when we interact with the police. Of interest today is a person’sRead Article →

Prosecutors like to use it. Occasionally, we may like it, too. Retrograde extrapolation is the method by which one estimates a person's BAC at the time of driving based upon a chemical testRead Article →

Metrology is the science of measurement. The State often relies upon measurements to prove allegations against our clients. For example, the determination of breath and blood alcoholRead Article →

Successfully summoning an out-of-state witness to testify in Texas is a chore. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 24.28 is entitled Uniform Act to Secure Attendance of Witnesses fromRead Article →