The Difference Between Burglary and Burglary of a Motor Vehicle in TX
Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles make tempting targets for break-ins. It makes sense because these high-priced items aRead More
The Fire Marshalls say the Family Law Center is unsafe. Given the many thousands of people who come through the FLC each month, it has become an extreme fire hazard.
The overcrowding at the Family Law Center, is caused by the same folks that caused the overcrowding at the Criminal Justice Center. Overcrowding at the FLC is caused by the County Criminal Court Judges and no one else.
The County Criminal Court judges mandate that the presumptively innocent accused appear for court approximately once a month. The judges make the accused come to EVERY Setting, including court settings where nothing is likely to occur. By mandating the frequent, unnecessary appearance of the accused at the FLC, The judges are personally responsible for creating the overcrowding and unsafe conditions.
Why do they do this? They do it for the same reason they systematically denied PR bonds. They do it to move their Dockets.
Making the accused come to court every 30 days, wears the accused down. People can only afford to miss so much work. So, after coming to court month after month, for no reason, people are far more likely to wave a white flag and plead guilty.
Causing the accused to come to the FLC every 30 days for court is creating overcrowding, just as it did at the Criminal Justice Center. There is one significant difference: Now the judicially-created overcrowding is endangering the lives of the accused, the lawyers and court staff.
There is an easy solution. The judges can fix the overcrowding overnight. All the County Criminal Court Judges need to do is waive the appearance of the accused at non-critical court settings. That would end the overcrowding at the FLC.
Will the County Criminal Court Judges do the right thing and waive the appearance of the accused at non-critical court settings? NO.
The judges will not waive the appearance of the accused, because that would take the pressure off of the accused to move/plead their cases. That would mean the Judge’s sacred dockets would not move as fast as they want them to move. The judges, apparently, would rather risk lives-our lives- than risk having their dockets not move as fast as they want them to move.
This is wrong.
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 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.
Client was accused of knocking disruptive student against the wall. Videotape of incident was obtained. Witnessed located and interviewed. On the day of trial, case was dismissed
Client was nurse at mental hospital. Client accused of assaulting fellow employee who was being rough with patient.
Louisiana businessman accused of assaulting co-worker in drunken bar fight.
Client was accused of shoving date out of vehicle and breakings date’s property. Investigation showed allegations were false.
Client was accused of producing and using fraudulent temporary tags in sale of vehicles.
Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles make tempting targets for break-ins. It makes sense because these high-priced items are left unattended, can easily be entered, and often have many valuable things inside to steal.
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