Abuse of Process Law
 
William Len Rainey v. The State of Texas

Eastland, TX - William Len, pro se, filed a notice of appeal from the denial of a motion to recuse..



The clerk of this court wrote Appellant on November 9, 2020, and informed
him that it did not appear that the order denying the motion to recuse was an
appealable order. We requested that Appellant respond and show grou... More...
   $0 (02-27-2021 - TX)

Leo Brito v. The State of Texas

Eastland, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Leo Brito with an Aggravated Assault charge.



The grand jury indicted Appellant for “intentionally, knowingly and
recklessly caus[ing] serious bodily injury to JORGE MORALES, by cutting,
stabbing, and slashing him” with “a deadly weapon, to-wit: a knife.” In ... More...
   $0 (02-27-2021 - TX)

Jacob R. Groening v. The State of Texas

Eastland, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Jacob R. Groening with a Capital Murder charge.




Appellant is married to Tiffany Groening, and they have four children
together. Appellant had no criminal history of violence against Tiffany. On March
4, 2017, Tiffany and Appellant hosted a barbecue at their ho... More...
   $0 (02-26-2021 - )

Charles Edward Newman v. The State of Texas

Eastland, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Charles Edward Newman with a Murder charge.



In four issues on appeal, Appellant challenges (1) the sufficiency of the
evidence to support the murder conviction, (2) the sufficiency of the evidence to
support the witness tampering convictions, (3) the trial court’s... More...
   $0 (02-26-2021 - TX)

Gerardo Sanchez v. City of Snyder, Texas

Eastland, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Gerardo Sanchez with appealing from the trial court’s order dismissing his lawsuit for want of prosecution. charge.



On May 14, 2014, Appellant filed suit against the City of Snyder for inverse
condemnation related to a vacant mobile home that the City demolished. The... More...
   $0 (02-26-2021 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Ricardo Tobias

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Ricardo Tobias with a indecency with a child by contact charge.



At the State’s request, the trial court took up Tobias’s motion to suppress evidence
after the jury had been selected and just before the jury was to be sworn. Tobias's motion
to suppress alleged tha... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

Marcus Demond Parrish v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Marcus Demond Parrish with an Assault charge.



In his first issue, appellant contends that the trial court erred by excusing a State’s
witness from “the Rule” because the State did not establish that the witness’s presence
was essential. We disagree.
A. App... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

State of Texas v. Matthew Cline Koenig

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Matthew Cline Koenig with a filing a motion for new trial alleging the verdict was contrary to the law and the evidence and requesting the entry of a
judgment of acquittal.




Pursuant to a custody order, Koenig had possession of his two-year-old daughter
for th... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

Marcus Dewayne Nickerson v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Marcus Dewayne Nickerson with a Aggravated Assault charge.



In the instant case, appellant was charged by indictment with one count of
aggravated assault family violence causing serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony,
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and one count... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. R&W Builders, Inc.

East St. Louis, Illinois - The United States of America alleged that R&W Builders, Inc. (R&W) of O’Fallon, Illinois, has agreed to pay the United States $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining construction contracts reserved for disadvantaged small businesses.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Progra... More...
   $400000 (02-24-2021 - )

Alejo Vargas v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Alejo Vargas with a Evading Arrest charge.



In his first issue, Vargas argues that the trial court should have excluded a video
recording of his oral statements made to police because he did not make a knowing,
intelligent, and voluntary waiver of his statutory and co... More...
   $0 (02-24-2021 - TX)

Justin Lee Hamlin v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Justin Lee Hamlin with an Assault charge.



The record shows that during the guilt-innocence phase, the State presented a
stipulation of evidence in which Hamlin admitted that he had a previous conviction
for assault against a member of his family or household. Dur... More...
   $0 (02-24-2021 - TX)

Robert Alan Cordray v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Robert Alan Cordray with a Theft charge.



On July 15, 2019, the day trial began, Cordray filed a handwritten motion for
a sixty-day continuance, in which he sought a continuance “so that he may be
evaluated[,] and his competency and sanity assessed.” Cordray... More...
   $0 (02-24-2021 - TX)

Ronnie Williams v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Ronnie Williams with an Indecency with a Child charge.



Prior to trial, the State filed a notice of intent to use hearsay statements that
K.S., the child victim, made at the Garth House to Kim Hanks, a forensic
interviewer. The State’s notice indicated that durin... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - TX)

Traylin Coty Watkins v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Traylin Coty Watkins with an Evading Arrest charge.



Officer Isiah Volrie, a patrol officer with the Beaumont Police Department,
testified that he was wearing his department-issued police uniform and was on patrol
in his marked patrol car on September 16, 2017, whe... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - TX)

Timothy Aaron Swinney v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Timothy Aaron Swinney with an Aggravated Assault charge.



The complaints Swinney raises in his appeal concern his convictions on
felonies that include affirmative findings that reflect he used a deadly weapon. Under
Texas law, when a defendant is found guilty of a... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - TX)

Trevion James Phipps v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Trevion James Phipps with a Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance charge.



While on patrol on the service road next to I-45 in Montgomery County,
Corporal Trace Turner, an employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety,
noticed a car in his m... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - TX)

Dustin Ray Sanders v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Dustin Ray Sanders with an Assault charge.



We first discuss the background of Sanders’ case, presenting the evidence in
the light most favorable to the jury’s verdict.2 The evidence before the jury in the
trial shows that in December 2017, Sanders and Hannah ... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - TX)

Armando Martinez v. The State of Texas

El Paso, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Armando Martinez with an Attempted Murder charge.



On July 28, 2016, Martinez (a.k.a. “Gizmo”), Jose Luis Chavez (“Chavez” a.k.a. “Fat
Cat”), and Robert Young (“Young” a.k.a. “Toro”) smoked methamphetamine and marijuana
together at Young’s house.... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - TX)

Amanda Shanae Willis v. The State of Texas

El Paso, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Amanda Shanae Willis with a Aggravated Robbery charge.



During Appellant’s sentencing hearing, Appellant requested the jury recommend she be
granted community supervision. Appellant called her mother to testify on her behalf—Paula Willis
(“Ms. Willis”). Ms. Wi... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - TX)

Billy Ray Foster, Jr. v. The State of Texas

El Paso, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Billy Ray Foster, Jr. with a unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, enhanced by prior felonies. charge.



On October 19, 2014, Abilene Police Officer Kirby was notified of a stolen iPad from a
vehicle. The owner of the iPad, (“Mr. Pittman”), used the “Find my ... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - TX)

Joel Salvador Holguin v. The State of Texas

El Paso, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Joel Salvador Holguin with a Possession of a Controlled Substance charge.



El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergio Juarez and Constable Javier Garcia were working
off-duty as security for the Tipsy Tiger Bar in El Paso, TX. Appellant and three others—one male
an... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - TX)

In Re: The State of Texas

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County District Attorney represented The State of Texas with filing a petition for a writ of mandamus.



The State of Texas, Relator, has filed a petition for a writ of mandamus ordering the
Honorable Francisco X. Dominguez, judge of the 205th District Court, to vacate a discovery order
allowin... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - )

United States of America v. Parris Deshaunte Evitt

Tulsa, OK - Cyberstalking criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Parris Deshaunte Evitt, 30, of Tulsa, who was charged with sending harassing and intimidating messages from a variety of accounts. Evitt’s course of conduct included repeated threats to the victim’s physical safety and privacy.

Between October 2018 and continuing until October 2020, Evitt used email, Facebook, ... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - OK)

Zachary Lee McClellan v. The State of Texas

El Paso, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Zachary Lee McClellan with an Aggravated Assault charge.



Appellant, who was then 23 years old, lived with his father, Grant McClellan, and his
father’s wife, Robie, at his father’s home in Watauga. Appellant graduated high school and
attended some college cour... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - TX)

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