Category: communication

  • Bad Lawyer. No Cookie.

    Paraphrased actual letter from lawyer to first-time DUI client: Dear X, You have told me that you can’t afford to pay me to try your case. This forces me to ask the judge to allow me to withdraw from your case. Three bad things might happen as a result. First, the judge might revoke your […]

  • Take Two Aspirin But . . .

    If it is before noon and a weekday, I am probably chugging along at either the Harris County Criminal “Justice” Center or the Houston federal courthouse. If I’m not in trial, I’m taking notes on a file, or negotiating with a prosecutor, or investigating, or filing stuff. If you call me, I will probably answer […]