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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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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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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Attorney Gerry Goldstein Discusses Local Racism Incident

As reported by KENS 5 in San Antonio on May 13, 2014, a Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center employee filed a complaint with the city against his supervisor for calling him a racial slur in front of other employees. City human resources employees investigated the claim that Facilities Coordinator Robert Lassare called the building maintenance…
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Attorney Gerry Goldstein Recalls Racy “Deep Throat” Case

As reported by the San Antonio Express-News, attorney Gerry Goldstein’s landmark case State of Texas v. Richard C. Dexter concerning the adult film “Deep Throat” is one that still teaches lessons about law. Richard C. Dexter was arrested four consecutive nights in 1974 and charged with commercial obscenity and felony possession of a criminal instrument after the…
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Attorney Cynthia Orr Featured in Film About Hannah Overton Capital Murder Case

Attorney Cynthia Orr has been featured in a documentary detailing the history of the Hannah Overton capital murder case in which a Corpus Christi woman was sentenced to life in prison for the death of her foster son. Orr and attorney Gerry Goldstein have worked with Overton in her attempt to overturn her 2007 capital…
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Hannah Overton Defense Attorney Gerry Goldstein Questions Former Prosecutor in Hearing

As reported by Texas Monthly on April 26th, 2012, former prosecutor Sandra Eastwood took the stand in the third day of the Hannah Overton hearing as attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned her about whether or not she withheld critical evidence from the defense. Goldstein questioned Eastwood about notes that were written in her handwriting, emails sent from her…
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Gerry Goldstein Questions District Attorney in Hannah Overton Hearing

As reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on April 25th, 2012,, former District Attorney Anna Jimenez testified she thought Sandra Eastwood, the lead prosecutor in Hannah Overton’s case, used unethical behavior during the trial.  Attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned Jimenez about whether she believed critical evidence was withheld from the defense when Overton was convicted of capital murder…
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Gerry Goldstein Begins Questioning Former Prosecutor in Hannah Overton Hearing

As reported by KIII TV on April 25th, 2012, the Hannah Overton hearing continued at the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi for the third day of testimony in which attorney Gerry Goldstein is trying to get Overton’s capital murder conviction overturned. One of Overton’s attorneys said key evidence was withheld from the defense when she was…
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Attorney Gerry Goldstein Questions if Evidence Was Withheld in Hannah Overton hearing

Attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned former prosecutor Sandra Eastwood about the Hannah Overton case, a trial in which the accused was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Eastwood was questioned about whether or not she withheld critical evidence from the defense. Goldstein questioned Eastwood about notes that were written in her handwriting, emails sent from…
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