Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Fake Lawyer on the Prowl?

A Dallas County grand jury will consider whether to indict a paralegal who has allegedly been passing himself off as a lawyer to defendants and judges. His actions include telling a suspect in a capital murder case--who police didn't have enough evidence to arrest--to tell the police everything that happened (all the while the alleged fake lawyer was assuring him that he was just a witness, not a suspect), which resulted in the suspect being charged with capital murder under the law of parties. That defendant is now represented by one of my co-workers. One of my own clients indicated that the fellow was helping him to overturn his previous unjust convictions. I don't think he's been successful so far.

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