Blog posts : "lawyers"

EMTALA for Pets Please

HPD's Rookie Rapist?

Double Jeopardy or Not

What does Double Jeopardy mean if they can still try you all over again years after an acquittal?  I won’t begin to claim to understand the fine points of criminal law since my practice was all in civil law but, of course, law school forced me to learn the basics and this case that Harris County pro…

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Systemic Failure of the Judicial Branches

Wrongful conviction, the ultimate sign of a criminal justice system’s breakdown and failure, has been documented in too many cases,” the decision said.  In a 4-3 decision, the highest court for the State of New York, the New York Court of Appeals (think Supreme court if you don’t live in New Yo…

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Abusive Officials

Yesterday afternoon, KPRC did a little rundown a few minutes after 4 PM of the recent cases of officials accused of acting badly.  So sad that they had multiple stories readily available to do that!

The first thing to understand about accusations against officials like police officers is that they …

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8 on 1 Cops Pummel Handcuffed Suspect

Pro Per and Pauperism

Thieving HPD Officer Gets Paid Vacation, 6+ Months?

"allegedly taking money from a driver he pulled over during a traffic stop", "relieved of duty with pay", "charged with theft by a police servant" last JULY.  "If he's eventually found guilty, it could mean a two-year prison sentence and a permanent loss of his Texas peace officer's license."


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Changing the Rules, Part 1

As children, we learn that there are rules and most of them are fairly simple.  Most of what is in the U.S. Constitution and even the vast majority of laws trends toward is those very basic rules as well.  It is how we “play fair” with each other; it tells the government it must “play fair” too.  Di…

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Am I Free To Leave?

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law. Do you understand these rights?  

You have the right to SHUT UP.  I strongly suggest you SHUT UP.  The simple truth is that, if you are pulled over in a vehicle or stopped on the street …

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John O'Quinn is DEAD

John O'Quinn died this morning in an automobile accident, apparently of his own making and taking another life with his own as his passenger also died.  Of course, they won't let us post comments on that article!

I know how many casualties John left in his wake.  I was one of his clients.  I want a…

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Prosecutors: Kudos and Criticisms

Welcome to Texas where we execute the innocent!  Sadly, that's the truth.  That we convict the innocent is disturbing.  It should be to all.  People think it can't happen to them.  They think that until it DOES happen to them.  THAT is an attrocity all of its own.  Even worse for society is that con…

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Travesty of Justice #1

Travesty, grotesque...  There must be better words for what happened today but they escape me.  Yes, I'm still on the HSPCA v. Joe case because it exemplifies so much of what is wrong with our legal system, our society.

Let's start with the change of judges.  Instead of J.P. Gorczynski, Joe had to…

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Unauthorized Practice of Law

In doing my research and writing on my chosen topics, I found myself using terminology that I'll probably be using often and decided I needed to address that and  some additional "legal" matters before crossing that threshold of other topics.  Before someone jumps in and accuses me of practicing law…

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Seeking Competent Texas Attorneys

I'm looking for competent Texas Attorneys.  I used to be a Texas Attorney so, if having someone who knows the rules looking over your shoulder and expecting you to abide by them makes you nervous, do not contact me.  However, if you are competent and willing to sue professionals, including (but not …

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Taking Advice

Well, someone told me today to find another place to blog so here I am taking that advice.  I am sick to death of the incredibly low standards for professionals and the lack of anything vaguely resembling administrative justice, let alone access to real justice for the majority of those subjected to…

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