Troy McKinney

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Troy McKinney received a dual-major BS from Houston Baptist in political science and speech and a JD from South Texas College of Law as valedictorian. He is a board-certified specialist in Criminal Law, Criminal Appellate Law, and in DWI Defense Law (the only lawyer in Texas to have all three). Troy, an Assistant Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, is a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and past board member of TCDLA and CDLP. He is a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute. Co-author of Texas Drunk Driving Law (Lexis 4th Ed), Troy has authored a variety of articles that have been published in the Champion, Defender, and Voice for the Defense. Among his many honors, Troy was been named TCDLA’s Lawyer of the Year for 2012.

Stories from Troy McKinney

Criminal Discovery in Texas—2014: The Beginning of a Brave New World of Fairness
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

On January 1, 2014, discovery in criminal cases in Texas will enter a new era—one in which almost anything the defense wants to prepare its case must be produced by the State. Gone will be the days of dependence on the generosity and charity of the prosecutor.

Breath Testing in Texas: A New Paradigm Standard Operating Guidelines for Technical Supervisors: A Good Start
Friday, June 29th, 2012

Though Texas has had a breath alcohol testing program for over 40 years, its program has only recently adopted formal written “Standard Operating Guidelines” (SOG) for technical supervisors to follow in the oper