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Gerry Goldstein on Texas Marijuana Laws

The Texas Legislature is entertaining a number of marijuana bills — ranging from legalizing medical marijuana to decriminalizing small amounts — and San Antonio officials are for the most part very supportive. District Attorney Nico LaHood and nationally prominent, long-time defense lawyer Gerry Goldstein join Rick Casey in the studio. Watch the Video Here

Gerry Goldstein to Speak at Upcoming Cannabis Grand Cru Event

Former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and lifetime chair of the Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Gerald “Gerry” Harris Goldstein of Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley was asked to speak at the 2016 Cannabis Grand Cru Event alongside current and former sheriffs. The Cannabis Grand Cru Event…
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Cynthia Orr discusses the Ken Paxton indictment

Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley attorney Cynthia Orr discusses the indictment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for securities fraud with Texas Lawyer. Orr says there appear to be some possible weaknesses in the indictment, including whether the one of Paxton’s alleged omissions would be material to an investor’s decision. Paxton is alleged to have not…
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Gerry Goldstein: Board Certified for 40 Years

In an interview with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Gerry Goldstein discusses being part of the inaugural class of board-certified criminal defense lawyers. Mr. Goldstein was part of the first group of attorneys to be officially recognized as specialists in Criminal Law in 1975. Certification is a rigorous process. Attorneys must meet certain qualifications…
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Murder Charges Dropped Against Hannah Overton

An ABC News article discusses how the legal team at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley was able to have a murder conviction overturned on appeal for client Hannah Overton, a mother who was prosecuted and wrongfully convicted for the 2007 death of her 4-year-old foster son. The Nueces County District Attorney announced in April that he…
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Cameron Wins Appeal and Will Receive Murder Retrial

Vanessa Cameron will receive a new trial after being convicted of murder in 2012 and receiving a sentence of more than 70 years in prison. Cameron, represented by attorney Gerry Goldstein, appealed her sentence by arguing her constitutional right to a public trial previously was violated because the trial court excluded the public from voir…
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Corpus Christi Caller Times Discusses Hannah Overton’s Appeal

An article in the Corpus Christi Caller Times discusses the ruling released by the state’s highest court that Hannah Overton’s conviction be overturned. Attorney Cynthia Orr is representing Overton who was previously convicted for the murder of her 4-year-old foster son by sodium poisoning. In a 17-page opinion, the Court of Criminal Appeals cited Overton’s…
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Parole When Innocence Is Claimed

In the Room for Debate opinions page of the New York Times, criminal law experts and prison reform advocates tackle the issue of exoneration and innocence. The question put up for debate on November 13th is: “Should prisoners for whom there is substantial evidence of innocence be required to admit guilt to be granted parole?”…
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Overton Wins Appeal in Capital Murder Case

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the capital murder conviction of Hannah Overton (NO. WR-75,804-02). Overton was previously convicted for the murder of her four-year-old foster child by sodium poisoning in 2007. Her defense team included Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley’s attorney Cynthia Orr. The defense argued evidence was ignored that showed the child…
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