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
None of this happened over night. The Republican Party has been beating the right wing drum for 60 years. Every year they moved further to the right. They conditioned their party to celebrate intolerance. When Obama was elected, there was the Tea Party with their racism. Recall early Tea Party rallies with Obama depicted as a monkey? What did Republican politicians do regarding the Tea Party? Did they reject them ? No, the Republican politicians from dog catcher to judge to Senator lined up to get a pat on the head from the Tea Party. The Republicans turned a blind eye to the “Birthers” and their blatant racism and hate-mongering.
Trump was not an accident. No, he was an eventuality. And now he is here and he has solid, built in support by the Republican Party and no Republican leader will dare challenge him. They are with him and they will continue to support him.
He is their creation. He is all of their years of right wing, blithering idiot hate, squeezed into one foul, ignorant, abusive perpetually lying, loud mouth.
He is not a man. He is the Republican Party’s Frankenstein. He is part McCarthyism, part John Birch Society, part Klan, part Nixon “ Love it or Leave it”. He is all the bad parts of the Republican Party and not one good part.
He is civil liberties rolled back 60 years. He is segregation and separate but equal. He is discrimination under color of law. He is Families being separated because they are different. He is children in cages.
He rejects our allies and embraces our autocratic enemies. He is the natural progression to the right. He is a fascist even though he doesn’t know how to spell it. He likes dictators and he doesn’t like democracy. He jokes about not giving up power. These are not jokes. These are test balloons of a would be dictator.
He is loud ,raucous, chaotic rallies anywhere he can find pockets of hate. He is the “ Bigot in Chief”. He is Charlottesville. He is night marches with tiki lamps and anti-Semitic chants. He is chaotic, vile and hateful postings on Twitter. He is the red cap and the ever increasing threats of violence if things don’t go his way.
He is a Republican creation, but we all let him happen. If we wish to save our Union from his continued disregard for the Constitution, his lawlessness, his rule by edict- then we must defeat him at the polls.
Lincoln said if you want to test a man’s character just give him power. The Republican Party and their creation flunked the test.
In the next election, America will have a chance to become America again. We best not miss this chance.
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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