What You Should Know about Texas’s Capital Murder Charge
Capital murder is the most severe charge in Texas and can carry the death penalty. A recent story from Lubbock Online highliRead More
Our Nation and the world are engaged in an awful battle with a deadly pandemic. Over a million people are already sick and many thousands will die. Officials have urged us to stay at home. They have called on courts to cease operating in all but the most essential situations.
Have the Harris County Criminal Courts all heeded the official admonishments? No. Many of our judges are still requiring the presumptively innocent accused on bond to attend court. These dockets are most often unnecessary. The accused who do not appear, risk revocation of their bond and incarceration.
To needlessly require an individual charged with a crime to chose between risking the loss of their liberty or the loss of their life, is nothing short of cruel.
People define themselves, particularly in times of crisis. Lincoln said if you want to test a person’s character you need only give them power.
Unfortunately, at this critical time, too many of our judges have chosen an inhumane path. In so doing, they have failed Lincoln’s character test. These judges who have abused their authority and needlessly required court appearances have disgraced themselves, the bench on which they sit and our criminal justice system. Let these judges who have so acted be remembered for the poor and inhumane judgement they showed when it counted most.
Robb Fickman , Houston
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.
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