Defending Against Texas DWI Charges: Strategies to Protect Your Rights
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July 29, 2021
A friend of mine, a lawyer asked if I thought our Republic would survive Trump? My answer follows:
I think our Republic will face continuing challenges from the Republican fascists. I also think our Republic will survive these challenges.
Trump has a devoted cult following and he has lackeys in the Republican Party and thug white supremacists that will do whatever he wants. He also has a propaganda machine and some state governments and local police.
What doesn’t he have? I don’t think he has
– the majority of Americans
– our Military Brass
– our intelligence community
– our federal law enforcement agents
– the vast majority of federal district court judges
– the Chief Justice
– a Majority of SCOTUS
– the legal community
-,much of the business community that was previously silent
– main stream media
– the ability to silence his critics
– the same social media access he had
– the same legal immunity he had
– support from any of our allies
So yes, it’s going to be hard, it will likely get very ugly, but in the end I believe our Republic will survive.
I deal with a lot of federal agents, federal prosecutors, Case managers & Federal district court judges. They are generally conservative, but their fidelity is to the Constitution and not this grotesque.
I don’t trust that he will be indicted or convicted.
I think he will run again. I think he will not increase his support. He has no agenda. He will grow wilder and his rallies will be more violent. But in the end, Americans will again reject him at the polls. The courts will protect our elections, just as they did this past year. He lost every federal challenge.
The only way to start to end his movement is to defeat him again at the polls. Last week someone he endorsed lost in a primary.
That’s a good sign. If he loses a second time, and he will, his devoted followers will be far less devoted. They will splinter off and destroy themselves by infighting.
We will beat him. We are not the Greatest Generation. But we are the sons and daughters of the Greatest Generation and we will not surrender America to fascist rule.
The client believed to be facing potential Wire Fraud Charges related to SBA PPP loan applications. Investigation of applications for PPP loans and PPP forgiveness demonstrated that the Client had at all times acted in a lawful manner. Investigation demonstrated no fraud was committed by the client. Case closed.
Client was charged by Federal Indictment with making a social media post that threatened Malicious Damage and Destruction of a Building by Means of Fire and Explosives in violation of Federal law. The Defense showed that Client was a law-abiding citizen. The Defense further showed that the alleged threat was not made with any criminal intent.
The client, a public official with a long history of public service, was accused by a former girlfriend of engaging in non-consensual sexual relations. The Defense investigation and analysis showed through a detailed timeline that the allegation made absolutely no sense. Phone records, including calls and texts, were relied on to help establish an accurate timeline. The Defense met with law enforcement and reviewed a detailed package that exonerated the accused.
Client, a Houston area professional who frequently travels for work, was accused by his wife of assaulting her in his family home. Defense showed that wife’s story lacked credibility and there was no physical evidence in support of the wife’s allegation.
The client, a young Black male, was driving his car when police pulled him over for no apparent reason. It looked to be a profile stop. The client was accused of possessing a controlled substance in his vehicle. The Defense showed that there was no lawful basis for the police to stop the Client’s car. The Defense also showed that there was no lawful basis for the search of the Client’s car. It was a bad search, so the seized evidence was not admissible.
Client charged in Federal Indictment In “Operation Wrecking Ball” with 55 named co-defendants. Client faced seven charges. Client was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering. Client was also charged with four counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Money laundering.
Allegations involved client’s alleged use of his home to distribute cocaine. Government’s lengthy investigation involved numerous wiretaps, surveillance, video, pole cams, search warrants, vehicle stops and use of cooperating co-defendants.
Client went to trial with four remaining defendants. After a two-week trial, Judge granted Motion for Acquittal on four of the seven charges. Jury found Client Not Guilty of remaining three charges.
Client charged in Federal Court with two counts of Wire Fraud related to Five SBA EIDL loan applications. The Government alleged the client, a Houston professional, defrauded the Small Business Administration out of over $150,000. The Government also found the intended loss was over half a million dollars. The Client faced up to 20 years in prison on each count. The Defense investigated the case and negotiated a deal that included the Government not opposing a probation. The Federal Guideline calculation was for a prison sentence and the Probation Department recommended a prison sentence. Attorney Fickman submitted a 90 page Defense Sentencing Memorandum asking for Probation.
Client was retired professional. Client was accused of being involved in a road rage incident in 1960 Area. Defense put together a 100 page memorandum that demonstrated complainant was actual aggressor.
Client was accused of touching child. Case involved thousands of pages of psychiatric and Child Protective Services records as well as investigations by multiple police departments. After three- year fight, case dismissed.
Client accused of shoving and knocking down family member causing injury. After investigation, charges were dismissed.
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