The Legal and Financial Consequences of a Texas Identity Theft Conviction
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Like many of you I am watching the events that have unfolded in Baltimore and across the country. I heard the commentators on CNN refer to some of the young protesters as “Thugs”.
Young people who are protesting, the murder of yet another young Black man by cops are not Thugs. They are Americans exercising their Constititional Right to Free Speech. They are exercising their Constitutional right to Petition our oft-deaf and useless Government for Redress of Grievances. The protesters are not Thugs.
That is not to say there are no Thugs involved. There are plenty of Thugs around. Mainstream media prefers not to properly identify the Thugs. Rather than identifying the true Thugs, Anderson Cooper, et al, prefers to gush at the “well-disciplined” police response to the protesters.
Let’s give the cops a big round of applause!!! … I think I will pass.
Because The Thugs are the guys in blue who keep killing our fellow unarmed Americans. The Thugs are the cops, who under color of law, day after day, across this country murder and maim our fellow Americans without repercussion. So forgive me for not applauding the cop’s “well disciplined” response to the citizen’s protest of the same cop’s murderous conduct.
In Baltimore the Thugs are not the protesters. No, in Baltimore the Thugs are the Cops who broke a man’s spinal cord because he looked at one of them funny. The Thugs are the cops who smashed that same man’s voice box. The Thugs are the cops who dragged that same man’s limp body to a paddy wagon. The Thugs are the cops who denied that same man medical aid. The Thugs are the cops who murdered that man in broad daylight. The Thugs are the cops who took a human life because…. Well, because they are Thugs.
You want to know who the thugs are? Just look for the guys in blue. Among the blue, you will find the Thugs.
The Epedemic of police brutality and the murder of our fellow Americans must stop. We must stop giving these “Thugs in Blue” a walk. They need to be prosecuted like any other murderous Thugs. And like other murderous Thugs, they need to go to prison.
Robb Fickman, Houston
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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