Habeas Corpus Law
 
KEITH SMITH v. CITY OF CHICAGO, et al.

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with unlawful pretrial detention
based on fabricated evidence claim.



In September 2013, Chicago Police Officers Ranita Mitchell
and Herman Otero stopped a car in which Keith Smith was a
passenger.1 According to Smith, the two officers fabricated a
sto... More...
   $0 (07-29-2021 - IL)

TRACY CONLEY v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Milwaukee, WI - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant or his participation in a “fake stash house” sting charge.



Our opinion affirming Conley’s convictions on direct ap‐
peal sets out the facts of his case. United States v. Conley, 875
F.3d 391 (7th Cir. 2017). Here we focus on the facts relevant to
... More...
   $0 (07-26-2021 - WI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EARL CLAYTON, III

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin charge.



Defendant Earl Clayton III was arrested on November 24, 2015 after a Federal Bureau of
Investigation High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force had been investigat... More...
   $0 (07-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America versus Alberto Alaniz

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with drug and money laundering offenses.



In 2013, Alaniz pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to
distribute 1000 kilograms or more of marijuana and to conspiring to commit
money laundering. He was ultimately sentenced to concurrent sentence... More...
   $0 (07-25-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Charles D. Holley, a/k/a Charlei Diwan Holley

Corpus Christi, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with tax fraud.

Charles D. Holley, aka Charlei Diwan Holley, owned and operated a data brokerage business. As part of this business, Holley purchased data information from state motor vehicle agencies, which she re-sold to various buyers. Holley set up bank accounts in which to deposit the proceeds of her busines... More...
   $0 (07-23-2021 - TX)

United States v. Willis, et al

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with multiple drug and gun-related count charges.



28 Larry Willis and Isiah Pierce appeal from judgments of conviction entered
29 following a three-day trial in the United States District Court for the Western
30 District of New York (Vilardo, J.). The... More...
   $0 (07-16-2021 - NY)

Al Maurice Williams v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a Bond Forfeiture.



On September 27, 2018, the 431st District Court of Denton County entered a
judgment nisi forfeiting Williams’s bond after Williams failed to appear for
proceedings on his pending assault-family-violence charge. The judgment stat... More...
   $0 (07-13-2021 - TX)

Ex parte Justin Michael Love

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with engaging in organized criminal activity (drug dealing) with murder charges.



Love stands charged with running a drug ring and orchestrating a marijuana sale
to Dominic Thrasher that resulted in Thrasher’s June 2015 death. As we recounted in
our 20... More...
   $0 (07-13-2021 - TX)

Krystle Concepcion Villanueva v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Defendant charged with a Capital Murder.



Krystle Villanueva and Refugio (Junior) Hernandez met as teenagers. Around
the age of 19, Krystle3 had a daughter, who they named Giovanna (Gio) Hernandez.
At times, the couple lived together with their child. At other time... More...
   $0 (07-12-2021 - TX)

Ex parte Adam Matthew Hammond

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Adam Matthew Hammond with review the propriety of the trial court’s denial of appellants fourth motion for DNA testing related to his 2003 conviction and life sentence for aggravated sexual assault. charge.



In this appeal, we review the propriety of the trial court’s... More...
   $0 (07-11-2021 - TX)

David Duran v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented David Duran with a Appealng from an Order Denying DNA Testing.



In this appeal, we review the propriety of the trial court’s denial of Appellant
David Duran’s pro se fourth motion for DNA testing1 related to his 2003 conviction
and life sentence for aggrava... More...
   $0 (07-11-2021 - TX)

Lacey Noelle Tannehill v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Lacey Noelle Tannehill with a Theft charge.



Tannehill pled guilty without the benefit of a plea bargain to theft under $2,500
with two prior convictions, and the trial court placed her on deferred adjudication
community supervision. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2021 - TX)

Ex parte Jay Allen Rotter

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Jay Allen Rotter with murder, tampering with evidence, and possession of a controlled substance charges.



On August 26, 2020, Rotter called 911 to report that his girlfriend, Leslie
Hartman, had shot and killed herself. During a police interview the next day, Rotter ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2021 - TX)

David Lynn Boyd v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented David Lynn Boyd with an Aggravated Sexual Assault charge.



On the night of April 21, 2017, the nine-year-old complainant J.F. was sleeping
on a loveseat in her grandmother’s duplex. J.F.’s mother A.B. was asleep with her
husband on an air mattress nearby. Bo... More...
   $0 (07-09-2021 - TX)

David Shawn Minze v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented David Shawn Minze with a Assault charge.



In 2015, Minze and Wendy Young met and began a romantic relationship.
However, at some point their relationship soured and by 2018, Wendy was attempting
to keep Minze away from their home and children because as she exp... More...
   $0 (07-08-2021 - TX)

Joseph Eugene Hunt v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Joseph Eugene Hunt with a driving while intoxicated charge.



A jury convicted Appellant Joseph Eugene Hunt of driving while intoxicated,
and the trial court sentenced him to 180 days’ confinement but suspended imposition
of the sentence, placing him on twenty ... More...
   $0 (07-08-2021 - TX)

Donald Wayne Walker v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Carl Lawrence Bolar a/k/a Carl L. Bolar with a Poss of a Controlled Substance charge.



Over the course of just fifteen months, Bolar committed seven felonies: four drug
offenses and three felonious attempts to avoid responsibility for the same.
A. Crimes
The p... More...
   $0 (07-06-2021 - TX)

Carl Lawrence Bolar a/k/a Carl L. Bolar v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Carl Lawrence Bolar a/k/a Carl L. Bolar with a Poss of a Controlled Substance charge.



Over the course of just fifteen months, Bolar committed seven felonies: four drug
offenses and three felonious attempts to avoid responsibility for the same.

A. Crimes
... More...
   $0 (07-05-2021 - TX)

Tyler Lee Miller v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Tyler Lee Miller with a evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, a deadly weapon charge.



Trooper Jose Gomez testified that while stopped at an intersection, he saw a
pickup pull into an Exxon gas station and stop between two pumps just as a Decatur
police ve... More...
   $0 (07-05-2021 - TX)

Mahammad Haroon Rashid v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented with a Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity charge.



In March 2010, Christopher Reyes needed a loan for his Fort Bend County
business. Gus Sosebee, acting as a broker, put Reyes in contact with Rashid and
Gerald Hendrix, who were principals of Worldwide Resourc... More...
   $0 (07-05-2021 - TX)

Karen Allen Mullinax v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Karen Allen Mullinax with a Securing Execution of Document by Deception charge.



A Harris County grand jury issued a true bill of indictment, alleging that
appellant, beginning on or about February 3, 2011 and continuing through January
9, 2013, “did then and the... More...
   $0 (07-04-2021 - TX)

Roy Castillo v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Roy Castillo with a Escape charge.



Castillo was indicted for the third-degree felony offense of escape from
custody while charged with a felony offense, namely robbery. See TEX. PENAL CODE
§ 38.06(a)(1), (c)(1). At trial, Houston Police Department (HPD) Officer K... More...
   $0 (07-04-2021 - TX)

Ex parte Shawn Patteron

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Shawn Patteron with a Habeas Corpus - Bail hearing.



Shawn Patterson has moved to dismiss his appeal because the trial court
dismissed the underlying charge after Patterson entered into a plea agreement.... More...
   $0 (07-04-2021 - TX)

Charles Chaves v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Charles Chaves with a Aggravated Assault charge.



The complainant, Brenda Vasquez, testified that she was previously in a
dating relationship with appellant and appellant is the father of her two children. The
complainant and appellant “share[d] a household” at... More...
   $0 (07-04-2021 - TX)

Ex parte Matthew James Leachman v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Matthew James Leachman with a writ Habeas Corpus - Bail petition.



This case has a long and multifaceted history, much of which is not relevant
to Leachman’s petition.

In 1999, Leachman pleaded guilty to three charges of
indecency with a child, involving... More...
   $0 (07-04-2021 - TX)

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