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From reliable sources I learned that feathers ruffled from a recent post on the loss of privilege when a "professional" became aware of "child abuse" during their professional interactionRead Article →

Our country's criminal justice system is comprised of individuals and agencies working together to investigate crime on the streets and dole-out justice in the courtroom. When someone is arrested thisRead Article →

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution has three main purposes. First, it protects the person, the home, and a person's belongings. Second, it prohibits unreasonable searchesRead Article →

Stories are the vehicle through which criminal defense lawyers typically communicate with juries. Since the jury decides whether a defense case is persuasive or not, it must be built fromRead Article →

As the Holidays approach we focus upon our family, friends, and giving. The last thing on our mind is what do to help a loved one or friend arrested and in jail. This, however, is a reality forRead Article →

There are many misconceptions about our criminal justice system. But the more you know about how the system really works, the better you'll assert your rights and protect your interests whenRead Article →

Many clients ask "how does evidence get tossed out of court?" At trial, your criminal defense lawyer may challenge the evidence against you through the cross-examination of theRead Article →

Last month six defendants litigated a group suppression hearing which raised the issue of a warrantless search of a constitutionally protected space. The warrantless search resulted in theRead Article →

I was fortunate to have survived much of Harvey's rage. But an attorney colleague of mine was not so lucky. Listening to her story, I was struck not only by the terror of nature's fury, but byRead Article →

How does the criminal defense attorney obtain funds to pay experts in a criminal case? More specifically, when a defense lawyer needs expert assistance and the client cannotRead Article →

Administrative License Revocation is often a waiting game. ALR is short for Administrative License Revocation. People get involved in this administrative process after they areRead Article →

Deciding to litigate a DWI first offense has historically been a no-brainer. Unless the prosecutor was willing to reduce charges and offer deferred adjudication on obstructing aRead Article →

I've spent a great deal of time in Brazos County court this week. Meeting with prosecutors, working to resolve cases, negotiating . . . and getting nowhere. Hurry-up and wait wasRead Article →

My inspiration for this piece was our colleague and friend, John Gioffredi.1 John's approach to DWI defense has changed the way I try cases. His approach is not fancy, nor terriblyRead Article →

Prosecutor misconduct has been all the buzz lately,1 especially in the wake of a steep uptick in exonerations. In 2013 there were 13 exonerations in Texas,2 compared with 39 inRead Article →

Stephen Gustitis