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Stephen Gustitis is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a highly rated defense attorney with over 25 years experience.

Dangers Students Face in a University Disciplinary Hearing

What dangers do students face in a university disciplinary hearing? This video begins a new series on navigating a student disciplinary hearing in college. This video explains how to defend yourself in a student disciplinary hearing by utilizing a student's right to an advisor in a student conduct hearing. In this video, Stephen Gustitis explains [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Student Rights|0 Comments

What Are My Rights With Police? (When Stopped for Police Questioning)

This video answers the question: what are my rights with police when stopped by the cops for police questioning? We must know our rights! In this video, Stephen Gustitis answers the question: what are my rights with police when the police want you to go to the police station for questioning. He explains your right [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Police Encounters|0 Comments

3 Reasons to Defend Yourself in Court and Plead Not Guilty

What are 3 good reasons to defend yourself in court? Our 3rd video in the series on plea bargaining pros and cons explains the reasons to plead not guilty, to fight your case, and to defend yourself in court. In this video about fighting your case in court, Stephen Gustitis answers the question why you [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Courtroom Trial Practice|0 Comments

Plea Bargaining Pros and Cons – 3 Arguments Against Plea Bargaining

The 2nd video in our series on plea bargaining pros and cons. This video explains arguments against plea bargaining. In this video on plea bargaining pros and cons, Stephen Gustitis answers the question about three arguments against deciding to plea bargain your criminal case. Further, the plea bargaining process is explained and the plea bargaining [...]

By | October 8th, 2018|Courtroom Trial Practice|0 Comments

Plea Bargaining Pros and Cons – 3 Arguments For Plea Bargaining

We begin our series on plea bargaining pros and cons. This series explains arguments for and against plea bargaining. In this first video of a new series on plea bargaining, Stephen Gustitis answers the question about three arguments for deciding to plea bargain your criminal case. Further, the plea bargaining process is explained and the [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Courtroom Trial Practice|0 Comments

What Are My Rights With Police After Getting Arrested?

You just got arrested. This video explains your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney if you get arrested by the cops. In this video, Stephen Gustitis answers the question what are my rights with police after getting arrested and after going to jail. He explains your right to remain silent and [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Police Encounters|0 Comments

“Transportation Code Section 724.017 Compliance in ALR Blood Test Failure Cases”

In Brazos County the Department of Public Safety has been using sleight-of-hand to prove up blood test results in ALR failure cases. Their conjuring attempts to correct an evidentiary deficiency in their blood test proof. Specifically, the Department tries to argue these blood test failures resulted from the suspect's "express consent" to provide a blood [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|"Off The Back", Bryan College Station DWI|Comments Off on “Transportation Code Section 724.017 Compliance in ALR Blood Test Failure Cases”

“Safeguarding the Great American Experiment”

I've been remiss. Like my fellow defense attorneys I habitually keep my head buried in court appearances, case law and statutes, cross examination preparation, closing arguments, and customer service. I've been remiss because the daily grind has so easily diverted me from reflecting on a deeper meaning in this work. Namely, safeguarding the great American [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|"Off The Back", Personal Thoughts|Comments Off on “Safeguarding the Great American Experiment”

“Getting Creative – Use Kelly v. State to Challenge Any Scientific Evidence”

In a contested bond revocation hearing, not long ago, the State attempted to admit evidence our client violated a restricted zone using global positioning system (GPS) evidence. They further sought to admit evidence from a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) device that she inappropriately consumed alcohol while on bond. On the day of the hearing [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|"Off The Back", Courtroom Trial Practice, Forensic Evidence|Comments Off on “Getting Creative – Use Kelly v. State to Challenge Any Scientific Evidence”

“Forging Fear Into a Constructive Edge”

When I was prosecuting habitually barking dog cases on a 3rd-year bar card, I wondered when my fear of jury trials would ever end. That was 1989. To this day I remain uneasy and agitated the morning a trial begins. In fact, I'm miserable. Until I speak my first words during voir dire, I'm frightened. I fear [...]

By | November 21st, 2015|"Off The Back", Personal Thoughts|Comments Off on “Forging Fear Into a Constructive Edge”
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