The Lifeguard

by Rick Oliver “Back in the day I was a lifeguard, if you can believe that.” After a hesitant pause, she said, “Not as easy as it looks, is it?” He shrugged to himself. His eyes drifted up and as they did the phone slid down his chin a bit. He could have heard her … Read more

We Are Unless

Originally posted at Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Blog “If your instinctual response can be summarized by resort to the familiar refrain that a comparison of unless and until yields a difference without a distinction, you are, in my humble opinion, out of your goddamned mind.” Rick Oliver – Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer The presumption … Read more

What If George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin in Houston?

Public sentiment surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman seem to reflect the generational struggle in this Country towards racial respect and equality. But, from a strictly legal perspective, the issues being contested in the trial appear to be much more narrowly focused. Specifically, one question I have been … Read more