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Sep
26
First Step Act Gives Federal Inmates with Extraordinary and Compelling Reasons Chance for Early Release

The FIRST STEP Act (S. 2795), introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D- RI) and Sen. John Cornyn (R - TX), was passed by Congress with the intent that people are prepared to come home from prison job-ready and have major incentives to pursue the life-changing classes that will help them succeed on the outside. The Act also provides an avenue for federal prisoners with “extraordinary and compelling reasons” to quickly seek early release by petitioning directly to their sentencing judge and bypassing the Federal Bureau of Prisons bureaucracy.


Currently, the federal prison system is failing to achieve its purpose - rehabilitation- and instead rips people away from their families, lea...


Mar
17
Another Win for the Kingsbury Law Firm


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Another win for the Kingsbury Law Firm! Our client's criminal case for possessing a controlled substance is dismissed after we file a Motion to Suppress Evidence Resulting from Warrantless Search of a motor vehicle. In this case, our client was pulled over for a traffic violation and the officer completed the traffic stop and then had his canine unconstitutionally search the vehicle. The canine alerted on a marijuana roach inside the vehicle which led to the police searching the vehicle wherein the controlled substance our client was charged with was located out of plain sight.




Mar
17
Not Guilty!


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Another win for the Kingsbury Law Firm! After a 2-day trial, Charles Kingsbury obtains a 40-minute not guilty verdict from the jury. This case was brought by an individual pulled over by police for a traffic violation and the officer "smelled marijuana" at the driver's side window. The officer then searched the vehicle and found over 2 ounces of marijuana allegedly packaged for distribution, material allegedly used for packaging marijuana, and alleged synthetic urine.




Jan
17
Charles Kingsbury named a 2018 Top Lawyer


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The Kingsbury Law Firm congratulates Charles Kingsbury for being named an H Texas Magazine 2018 Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense, DUI.


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Dec
21
Senate passes GRACE Act Providing Federal Prisoners Alternate Avenue Other than Bureau of Prisons to Seek Compassionate Release

The Senate passed the “GRACE” Act on December 18, 2018 which allows federal prisoners eligible for compassionate release to seek relief in federal court if they run into opposition from the Bureau of Prisons.


The proposed Act provides federal prisoners the ability to file a motion under 18 USC 3582 for a reduction of sentence if the Bureau of Prisons fails to grant compassionate release within 30 days from the prisoner's request. this is a HUGE development and would reverse the Bureau of Prison's historic position of stalling or failing to act on request's of prisoners who are terminally ill.


Dec
21
When does access to that data begin to look less like police searching through someone's belongings and more like forcing someone to testify against themselves?


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In today's digital world, Big Brother may be on your wrist, in your room -- or inside your heart.



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Ross Compton had no idea his pacemaker would finger him for arson.


Compton — who also needs an external heart pump — told police he was asleep when his Middletown, Ohio, home caught fire in September 2016. As the flames licked the 2,000-square-foot house, he packed a suitcase with some clothes, stashed other items into a few bags, and grabbed his computer and a charger for his medical device. After that, he said he used his cane to break a window and toss out his bags before rushing from the burning house.


Investigators doubted Compton's story.


For starters, the ...


Aug
04
"Science Day" of Actual Innocence Seminar Complete

"Science Day" of the Actual Innocence seminar hosted by the TCDLA is in the books. There were fantastic and thought proviking presentations on secondary DNA transfer and latent fingerprints. Nicole Casarez also presented an excellent session on ethical duties of a criminal defense attorney and a prosecutor in actual innocence cases using the Anthony Graves case (out of the United States Southern District of Texas Galveston Division) as a backdrop. In the Anthony Graves case, he was convicted and sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. The prosecutor lied and suppressed key evidence. Mr. Graves was exonerated and the prosecutor was eventually disbarred.


Overall, the seminar was very...


Aug
02
Powerful Day 1 of Actual Innocence Seminar


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August 2, 2018 TCDLA Actual Innocence Seminar



Day 1 of the TCDLA Actual Innocence Seminar in Austin, Texas was powerful. The seminar started off with excellent speakers on ineffective assistance of counsel and jail house snitch testimony. These presentations were buttressed with informative sessions by the State of Texas Prosecuting Attorneys and the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) attorneys of Dallas and Tarrant County. The day ended with a dinner and emotional presentations of exonerees and family members of Tim Cole who was exonerated posthumously (he died while in prison for s crime he did not commit).


We look forward to tomorrows sessions on DNA, eyewitness identification, shaken baby s...


Aug
02
Kingsbury Law Firm Receiving Top Notch Training on Actual Innocence

The Kingsbury Law Firm is in Austin to attend the Actual Innocence seminar hosted by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) which is funded partly by a grant from the Innocence Project. We are looking forward to intense training on working to free the wrongfully convicted. Sessions will focus on the development of the practical skills necessary to win in this critical area of legal practice. We will be blogging live from the 2-day event. For more information, go to TCDLA Actual Innocence


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Jul
21
The new Kingsbury Law Firm Website

Welcome to the new website for the Kingsbury Law Firm! We are excited about the site and the functionality and information it provides.


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1300 Bay Area Boulevard

Suite B150-27

Houston, Texas 77058

Telephone: (832) 315-0070

Fax: (281) 946-5455

Contact us at:  info@kingsburylawfirm.com

Service Only:  service@kingsburylawfirm.com

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