The crew discuss the role of a judge in a criminal court. And for the first time are joined by a special guest! The Honorable Judge Michael De Leon, judge of Bexar County Court 7 features in this week’s episode and is pelted by questions from all sides. They also go over what a trial […]
Ever wondered how you could accomplish the monumental task of keeping yourself out of jail on Black Friday? Well, wonder no longer ‘cus this infographic will give you all the tips you need. Or, if graphics aren’t your jam, scroll past it to read all about it. Top 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Arrested on […]
We all know that running from the cops is generally frowned upon, right? We assume that’s pretty common knowledge. But did you know that there are criminal charges specifically for trying to escape arrest? There’s even a special charge for trying to escape in a vehicle or boat. Just to drive that home. This week […]
This week, we’re talking about Obstructing a Highway or Other Passageway. It’s a wordy charge (and a wordy statute), but it boils down to this: Yes, you can get arrested for being in the way. Let’s take a look at the statute: Texas Penal Code Section 42.03:Obstructing Highway or Other Passageway (a) A person commits an […]
Let’s talk about writs. Practically speaking, a writ of habeas corpus allows an attorney to attempt to overturn a conviction (or a defendant in pro se cases, since attorneys are usually not provided to indigent defendants for writs) by bringing evidence before the court that is not already in the record. New evidence can be presented in multiple ways, from affidavits and depositions, to having full-fledged hearings before the judge that look a little like a trial. It’s a bit of a hail mary… but endlessly worth it if they succeed.
Last week we talked about our first car crime for the month, Reckless Driving. (Click here if you missed it.) This week we’re talking about another driving offense: racing. Specifically, Racing on a Highway. As far as crimes go, racing may seem pretty innocent. However, racing could (and has) lead to serious injury, and in […]
That’s right, IT’S FIFTH AMENDMENT TIME. Kethry knows a bit more about this one, but Courtney and Staci still manage to school her on what it means to plead the fifth. Credits: This episode features co-hosts Courtney Dailey, Staci Krause, and Kethry Tiggs. It was produced and edited by Kethry Tiggs.
With the pandemic limiting person to person interaction, some people have turned to cars and vehicles for a much-needed outlet. Which is our way of saying that San Antonio has seen an increase in driving-related offenses like reckless driving and racing. But here’s the thing: RECKLESS DRIVING IS A SERIOUS CRIME IN TEXAS. Let’s take […]
Staci and Courtney explain the concept of “innocence UNLESS proven guilty” and actual manage to stay on topic for most of the episode. Color me surprised – Read more about episode 7 of Plead the Sixth.
The gang discusses the lives and times of prosecutors. And also what a DA is. And ethics. And lots of things really, but we managed to keep it under an hour somehow…