The Legal and Financial Consequences of a Texas Identity Theft Conviction
Identity theft is a serious crime that involves stealing someone’s “Identifying information” to commit fraud or otRead More
As a general rule, like most human beings, I don’t trust or like politicians. There are exceptions.
In this year’s election I am endorsing
6 candidates. I know all of them. Some are incumbents, some are not.
They are Democrats, Republicans and a Libertarian. None, to my knowledge is affiliated with the very dangerous Tea Party.
In my opinion all 6 of these candidates have one thing in common. They all have integrity.
I hope that you will vote for them and encourage everyone you know to do the same.
Robert Fickman’s 2014
1. COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS,
MARK BENNETT (l)
( Mark Bennett is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer, a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and an award winning blogger. I have known Mark for years. I know no one who has greater fidelity to the Constitution. I strongly endorse Mark)
HARRIS COUNTY RACES
2. State Senator, District 15
JOHN WHITMIRE (i) – D
( Senator Whitmire has proven his fidelity to the Constitution. I have testified before his Senate committee. I believe he truly wants to make life better for all Texans. I strongly endorse him)
3. State Senator, District 17
RITA LUCIDO – D
( I have known Rita for many years.
Rita is a true blue civil libertarian. She is running against the ” thing called Senator Joan Huffman”.
Huffman sits on the senate criminal justice committee. I have testified before her and she is a full-fledged disgrace and should not be in the Texas Senate. She is the Robotic MOUTHPIECE FOR ALL THINGS PROSECUTORIAL”. So please help get the word out for long- time civil libertarian RITA LUCIDO FOR SENATE DISTRICT 17.)
4. District Attorney
KIM OGG – D
( I have known Kim Ogg many years. Kim Ogg has prosecuted and defended citizens accused. Kim understands the sanctity of individual Liberty. Fundamentally, I believe she understands the DAs job is to DO JUSTICE.)
5. Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #5
MARGARET HARRIS (i) – R
( I have known Incumbent Margaret Harris for many years. Margaret saved everyone in this county from her predecessor. Margaret is fair, patient and a good judge. I believe she understands that the criminal justice system is a work in progress.)
6. Judge, County Criminal Court at Law #6
LARRY STANDLEY (i) – R
( Incumbent Larry Standley is a good judge and a good man. He cares deeply about helping young people. He is an honest man. At times he has caught heat for being honest. I strongly support him.)
Thank you for your consideration.
God Bless America.
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 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
Identity theft is a serious crime that involves stealing someone’s “Identifying information” to commit fraud or other illegal activities. “Identifying information” includes:
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