Tag: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

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Twin Peaks Biker Hearing Puts Waco District Attorney on Hotseat

Lawyers for three of the bikers at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, filed legal documents to have the district attorney recused from their criminal cases. On Monday, a hearing on their motions put the McClennan County District Attorney on the hotseat. D.A. Abel Reyna, the police chief, and other law enforcement officials, were all placed on the stand to testify during the hearing.

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Pair of Bikers in Twin Peaks Shootout Case Push to Recuse Waco D.A.

Bikers who were caught-up in the Twin Peaks arrests in May 2015 have filed motions to recuse the Waco District Attorney. They say they cannot get a fair trial because there is a conflict of interest and have asked for the appointment of an attorney pro tem.

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TX Lawyers Celebrate in Every County by Reading Declaration of Independence

HOUSTON, Texas — To celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States, Texas criminal defense lawyers across the 254 counties in the Lone Star State are taking to the courthouse steps to read the Declaration of Independence. The event started in Harris County, Texas, but the reading this year is in every Texas county.

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Defendant in Texas Gang Injunction Lawsuit Murdered

One of the defendant’s in a controversial gang injunction lawsuit has been murdered. He was killed in the Houston neighborhood where court action has been taken in an effort to reduce crime there.

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Cops Harassing Bikers for Christ, Other Biker Groups, Says Biker Attorney

Christian bikers in ministry, like Bikers for Christ, say they are frequently detained and questioned by cops who want to see if they have information about bikers obtained while engaging in their ministry. The Twin Peaks biker indictments and arrests in Waco, Texas, brought attention to the profiling, as well as the harassment of motorcycle riders in America. Among these bikers are independents who do not belong to any particular organization, as well as those who wear patches and are members of biker and motorcycle clubs, Christian and Veteran bikers, and others.

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Texas Court Tells Waco Twin Peaks Judge to Vacate Gag Order

The Waco Court of Appeals held on Friday that a lower court judge was wrong to issue a gag order in connection with a Twin Peaks biker case. The court ordered the trial court judge to lift the order. The gag order was imposed on June 30th.