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March 2019
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Features
21 | Expert Questions - By Sarah Roland
27 | The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - By Rachel D. Fischer
29 | The Risks of a Colorado Cannabis Vacation - By D. Chris Hesse
32 | Teaching Your Clients to Succeed on Probation - By Clay S. Conrad
Expert Questions
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

1. What’s the difference between a consulting expert and a testifying expert?

Pope v. State, 207 S.W.3d 352 (Tex. Crim. App. 2006) is the leading case on the distinction between consulting and testifying experts. The difference is major, and it matters. Everyone should read Pope.

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

In today’s criminal justice system, there are people in jail who maybe shouldn’t be and people on the outside who maybe should be locked up. There are two sides to every sexual assault case. Both the victim and the defendant need to rely on the scientific evidence to obtain justice. The evidence will speak for itself if the evidence is collected properly.

The Risks of a Colorado Cannabis Vacation
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Texans who drive home with their purchases of Colorado cannabis may not realize the risk they take when it comes to Texas law. Most of these vacationers drive back through Dalhart and Amarillo, and the number of drug busts in those areas has ballooned since cannabis tourism took off.

Teaching Your Clients to Succeed on Probation
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

This may be the shortest and least academic article I’ve ever written, but the insights, for what they may be worth, came out of necessity.

The Defense Lawyer: Understanding the True Role of Defense Counsel
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Introduction

Probably one of the most misunderstood jobs in the American culture is that of the criminal defense lawyer.

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