Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644
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Guest and Gray's team of experienced criminal defense lawyers fight for defendants throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area including Kaufman County (Forney, Terrell), Rockwall County (Rockwall, Heath and Royse City) and Collin County (Frisco, Plano, and McKinney). If you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense, or if the police are calling you to "come give a statement" you need the best criminal defense lawyers on your side. Call for a free confidential consultation or visit RobertGuest.com for more information.
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Kaufman County man gets 20 years after chase, shootout with troopers

Kaufman County man gets 20 years after chase, shootout with troopers | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it

Staff writer Cameron Luttrell reports: A Kaufman County man involved in a deadly shootout last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on firearms charges, the U.S. attorney’s…

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25 pounds of unused prescription medicines collected at Terrell Drug Take-Back Day - inForney.com

TERRELL, Texas (Terrell Police Department) — In a continued effort to combat drug addiction in Terrell, residents participated in the tenth semi-annua...
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How Prohibition Causes Deaths From Fentanyl-Spiked Heroin

How Prohibition Causes Deaths From Fentanyl-Spiked Heroin | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Remember the guy who bought 80-proof vodka that turned out to be 190-proof Everclear and died from alcohol poisoning?
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Grand jury could get Sandra Bland case next month - WLS-TV

Grand jury could get Sandra Bland case next month - WLS-TV | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
An investigation into the arrest of a woman following a traffic stop earlier this summer and her death in a Texas jail cell three days later should be finished "within the next few days," a state official said Tuesday.
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Judge refuses to order five sex offenders into reformed civil commitment program - Houston Chronicle (subscription)

Judge refuses to order five sex offenders into reformed civil commitment program - Houston Chronicle (subscription) | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
AUSTIN - A state district judge in Conroe has refused to order five offenders to join a new treatment program for sex predators, the latest legal kink in Texas' plan to overhaul its troubled civil commitment program.
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The police never read me my rights!

The police never read me my rights! | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Navigation. Home · Website · Practice Areas · Robert's Avvo Answers · Contact Robert Guest .... (4) all voices on the recording are identified; and.
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We hear this a lot in consultations. The best way to protect yourself is to NEVER TALK TO THE POLICE. Ask for a lawyer, ask if you are free to go, let them know you don't answer questions, and shut up. Miranda warnings have become a game for law enforcement, and they know our convict at all costs appellate courts will back them up if they violate your rights. So instead of waiting for Officer Friendly to tell you about your rights, assert them upfront and quit talking. 

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Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014

Switching from Iphone to Android for Lawyers- Update, I got a Moto X 2014 | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
A little over a month ago I detailed my journey into the Android realm after leaving the safe and familiar grounds of Appleland. To recap, I had used every Iphone since they had Iphone, and rather impulsively switched to a Galaxy S5 Active.
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2015.36: The Unconstitutionality of Section 33.021(c)

2015.36: The Unconstitutionality of Section 33.021(c) | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Here’s my brief on the unconstitutionality of the balance of Texas’s Online Solicitation of a Minor statute, Texas Penal Code Section 33.021.
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Dallas: Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizing Users

Dallas: Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizing Users | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
There have been a rash of visits to Texas emergency rooms as a result of people smoking K2 synthetic marijuana.  "Dallas Police and television stations reported on Friday the treatment of 40 people over a 48-hour period for overdoses of what appears...
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If you are facing a K2 charge we can help. We successfully defended two of the largest K2 cases in North Texas. We have the experience you need to get the best result. K2 is an newer drug offense and many lawyers don't understand the science. On a side note, K2 is dangerous, don't smoke this shit.

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Dallas Police Officers Arrested For DWI In Cedar Hill

Dallas Police Officers Arrested For DWI In Cedar Hill | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
A Dallas police officer was arrested Saturday morning for Driving While Intoxicated in Cedar Hill.
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At Guest and Gray we will fight for anyone who is accused of a crime, even if they spend their days arresting our clients. That's how dedicated we are to criminal defense. When the result matters, and your job/career is on the line call Guest and Gray. We've got this.

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Texas Troopers Increase Patrols Over Holidays - CBS Local

Texas Troopers Increase Patrols Over Holidays - CBS Local | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
The Texas Department of Public Safety says expanded patrols begin Friday and run through Jan. 2. The period includes Christmas and New Year's Day.
Robert Guest's insight:

Remember the rules for dealing with DPS during the holidays.

1. You only have to provide your license and insurance. You do NOT have to answer any other questions. Just say " I don't answer questions officer, am I free to go?" Be polite, it's the holidays after all. so don't be rude.

2. You do NOT have to answer questions about drinking, where you are coming from, where you are going, why you are speeding etc. Repeat the answer from step one, then say "I'd like to remain silent, and speak only with an attorney present, am I free to go?"

3. "Am I free to go" is the best answer. It puts pressure on the officer to decide what to do with you. If you are under arrest or not, it makes them start trying to quickly invent a reason to further your dention.

4. Don't drink and drive. Holy shit, why would you do that? My services are expensive, and the "odor of alcoholic beverage alone is enough for you to be arrested (even though drinking then driving is not illegal). Plus, guess what happens to an officer who wrongfully arrests you for DWI? Nothing. Really, they have nothing to lose by arresting your ass anyway. User Uber or Lyft, or drink at home. We train officers that the "fear of arrest" is their best weapon against DWI, and we all but tell them to arrest everyone who has been drinking. It's a shitty system, our criminal justice cluster, you don't want to be a part of it.

5. You do NOT have to take any field sobriety tests. Don't do it. Don't look at a pen, or stand on one leg. It's a scam, the tests are bullshit anyway. I know because I'm certified to perform them, these things are garbage.

6. Don't volunteer for a blood or breath sample. No reason to do that. I'll get you a work permit if it's your first DWI.

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Former Cop Earns Federal Indictment for Teaching How to Pass a Polygraph!

Former Cop Earns Federal Indictment for Teaching How to Pass a Polygraph! | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Via
Slashdot comes this awful story of a former Oklahoma City cop
who has been indicted by the federal government for allegedly
teaching people how to beat so-called lie-detector tests.
Robert Guest's insight:

Are the police asking you to take a polygraph? Never volunteer for a polygraph without a lawyer. Polygraphs are easy to law enforcement to manipulate, and they are often use a ruse to get you in for an interrogations. How reliable are polygraphs? Here's a guy who can teach you how to beat it,

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(Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas

(Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
In Texas our pro conviction appellate courts have blessed the practice of law enforcement profiling drivers and investigating routine traffic stops as drug trafficking.
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Travel east on 20, 80 or 30 often? Is your car a rental with out of state plates? Guess what? You've been tagged a drug dealer by DPS! How is that legal and what do troopers look for when they profile drivers as drug traffickers? Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest breaks down the law on legal profiling in Texas.

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Exoneration Commission To-Do List Part 1

As Grits has been reporting in recent days, the newly minted Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission ("TCERC") has, at long last, commenced its work to review "cases in this state in which an innocent defendant was convicted and then, on or...
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Another Man Dies of Neglect in Jail Cell. His Crime? Stealing a Snickers Bar.

Another Man Dies of Neglect in Jail Cell. His Crime? Stealing a Snickers Bar. | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
A Portsmouth, Virginia 24-year-old died in his jail cell while waiting for months for a transfer to a mental health facility. The man, Jamycheal Mitchell, suffered from schizophrenia.
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Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Texas Police Shooting - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Settlement in Civil Rights Suit Over Texas Police Shooting - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
The family of a former major league baseball player whose son mistakenly was shot by a police sergeant outside their Houston-area home has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Bellaire and...
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Top 5 Junky Forensic 'Sciences,' or, 'Why are forensics under fire now?'

It's been said that any field with the word "science" appended to its name is "guaranteed thereby not to be a science." With few exceptions, most forensic sciences fall into that category.
There are a few hard sciences like toxicology and DNA.
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Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction

Is Susan Hawk an addict? On Harm Reduction | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
DMN has a story alleging Dallas DA Susan Hawk has struggled with prescription drug abuse and may continue to do so this day. The story links this struggle to her erratic behavior in office and ...
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Addiction is something even elected DA's can struggle with. DMN is reporting that Susan Hawk has sought treatment for addiction and her condition may be responsible for some erratic behavior in office. Should we continue to try and arrest addicts? My thoughts on the situation. 

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Our 2014 closed case stats

Our 2014 closed case stats | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
I get it, hiring a defense lawyer is a difficult decision. Clients are about to make a choice that may affect the rest of their life, and they want some degree of certainty before picking one of us.
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How'd our criminal defense team do in 2014? Have a look at our numbers for closed cases and see for yourself. Have a loved one in jail and want to make sure they don't go to prison? Call us. The only 2014 clients that got any jail time were already on probation and being revoked when they hired, most of those got time served of the minimum jail sentence. 

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Lawmaker report, bill: treat 17-year-olds as juveniles - San Angelo Standard Times

Lawmaker report, bill: treat 17-year-olds as juveniles - San Angelo Standard Times | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Lawmakers propose treating 17-year-olds as juveniles rather than adults in the criminal justice system.
Robert Guest's insight:

You have be 18 to vote or sign a contract, 21 to drink, but only 17 to be charged with a crime as an adult. Texas is one of the few states that throws 17 year olds in the adult criminal justice system, ruining thousands of young Texas before they have a chance to grow up. It's time to change this terrible public policy and let 17 year defendants get the help they need in juvenile court.

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Former SMU law dean arrested on prostitution charge - Dallas Morning News

Former SMU law dean arrested on prostitution charge - Dallas Morning News | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
John Attanasio, 60, was booked into the Collin County Jail but was released after posting $500 bond on the Class B misdemeanor.
Robert Guest's insight:

I feel safer knowing law enforcement is out arresting SMU law professors for consensual sexual adult activity. Great job law enforcement! 

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Two Texas Republicans Have a Crappy Plan to Sorta, Not Really Legalize Medical Marijuana

Two Texas Republicans Have a Crappy Plan to Sorta, Not Really Legalize Medical Marijuana | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Two Republican lawmakers in Texas are fighting for the rights of medical marijuana users, but only if those users can be treated by low-THC cannabis oil, otherw
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There is no legal cannabis in Texas, even for cancer patients or children with seizure disorders. This bill is a start, but it doesn't go far enough. Our firm has a history of helping those who use marijuana medicinally, or recreationally. Robert Guest is a proud member of the NORML legal committee and is ready to protect your rights and freedom. Until it's legal keep our number handy.

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Man spends 200 days in Dallas jail, but wasn't convicted - 13WMAZ

Man spends 200 days in Dallas jail, but wasn't convicted - 13WMAZ | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Attorney Laura Buehner is still trying understand how her client could have gotten lost in Dallas County criminal justice system for seven months.
Robert Guest's insight:

If you have a case pending in Dallas County, or a loved one stuck in jail we can help. Don't get lost in the Crowley/Sterrett black hole, hire our criminal defense team to help today. The system can be a little FUBAR in Dallas, but we expect that going in. Don't let a little institutional dysfunction get in the way of having the best possible criminal justice experience, hire Guest and Gray.

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Veteran Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault

Veteran Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Sexual Assault | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
A Dallas police officer has been arrested for sexual assault against prostitutes.
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When we make victimless crime enforcement a priority, we end up empowering predators within the criminal justice system. 

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Another 5 Star Client Review for Tracy Gray!

Another 5 Star Client Review for Tracy Gray! | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Guest- (972) 564-4644 | Scoop.it
Forney, TX attorney Tracy Gray - read reviews from former clients.
Robert Guest's insight:

Guest and Gray's criminal defense team has done it again. Tracy Gray received this glowing review from a criminal/civil client. Read this review and ask yourself;  if I was facing a criminal case why would I choose anyone besides Guest and Gray's defense team? If you need a great result in a tough case, call Tracy Gray today Here's part of the review for your reading pleasure.


Guest and Gray involved every senior member of their firm in my defense strategy throughout the 14-month ordeal. They were always responsive, provided an exceptionally high quality of work, and accurately explained the strategy and expectations accordingly. 
It is my opinion the cost-vs.-benefit was favorable. The honesty of the partner attorneys, in both business and case matters, was beyond reproach. I always felt as if the firm was working for me, as in an employer-employee relationship. They were never condescending in any manner, and always treated me with the upmost respect. 
In the end, Guest and Gray resolved my case with qualified negotiation. Thus avoiding the time and expense of a trial by jury. I would highly recommend the firm of Guest and Gray for anyone in need of legal defense in Kaufman County, Texas.

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