Jeff Sessions on Marijuana: Taking Billions From Americans

Attorney general Jeff Sessions’ anti-marijuana policy is aimed to cripple a multi-billion dollar industry, and will put millions of Americans out of work. The recently renewed war on marijuana is aimed at taking no prisoners.

No Refusal Weekend Austin, Texas Initiative

Austin’s No Refusal Weekends: What Does It Really Mean? The Austin Police Department is continuing their “No Refusal DWI” policy which began earlier this year. The enforcement of this policy runs from 10 PM through 5AM every Friday and Saturday night and continues into Sunday morning. The next “no refusal” weekend will occur this weekendContinue reading “No Refusal Weekend Austin, Texas Initiative”

Austin Crime Lab Scandal: Justice Ignores Compromised DNA

Austin Police Department DNA Lab Fails the Public and the DWI Law System You wouldn’t eat food that’s been left out for eight days. Would you use 8-day-old DNA to solve a crime? To choose a punishment that might alter someone’s life forever? That’s what’s been happening with hundreds of DNA samples at the AustinContinue reading “Austin Crime Lab Scandal: Justice Ignores Compromised DNA”

Celebrities Arrested for Carrying Guns at the Airport

So who’s been busted for trying to carry a gun onto a plane recently? In June, it was Zonnique Pullins, rapper T.I.’s stepdaughter and member of the girl group O.M.G. You could say she missed her flight, since she was arrested in the morning of a Thursday and got her release the next morning. OtherContinue reading “Celebrities Arrested for Carrying Guns at the Airport”

What the Supreme Court’s Decision Does to Texas Marijuana Laws

Texas marijuana lawyers like James Gill will tell you that the Supreme Court has been very active recently, and not just because it has that vacant seat that is so heavily discussed in the news right now. They made a significant decision on March 21 regarding marijuana law in Colorado that may have long-term implications.Continue reading “What the Supreme Court’s Decision Does to Texas Marijuana Laws”

My Life with Barry Cooper: Never Get Busted

by James Gill Described by The Progressive as “the strangest, most brazen activist America has seen in decades, Barry Cooper was one of the top U.S. narcotics officers until he reconsidered and became an anti-drug-war authority. His story has garnered coverage in such diverse outlets as Fox News, NPR, CNN, MSNBC and The Texas Observer.Continue reading “My Life with Barry Cooper: Never Get Busted”

Airport Arrest? Criminal Lawyer Weighs in On Airport Gun Laws

Airport Security Scans Catch Careless Travelers Fox 7 recently interviewed our criminal law expert, James Gill, about the hazard of carelessly trying to fly with a weapon in your carryon luggage. As you can see in the Fox 7 story, it’s not just guns but also brass knuckles, knives, and batons that can and willContinue reading “Airport Arrest? Criminal Lawyer Weighs in On Airport Gun Laws”

Austin Lawyer James Gill at the Texas District & County Clerk’s Clerk College

The staff of the Law Office of James Gill is pleased to present this video of James co-conducting a seminar with fellow Austin lawyer Ward Davison earlier this month. The event was the 13th Annual Clerk College, held by the Texas District Court Alliance, and the topic of the day was Expunctions and Orders ofContinue reading “Austin Lawyer James Gill at the Texas District & County Clerk’s Clerk College”

Gill Client Barry Cooper Is “The Strangest, Most Brazen Activist”

The Progressive has published an article that recounts the tale of iconoclast and former narcotics officer Barry Cooper, calling him “the strangest, most brazen activist America has seen in decades.”

Anti-Drugwar Activist Barry Cooper Turns Himself In

Austin criminal lawyer James Gill is presenting this video of KopBusters’ Barry Cooper surrendering himself to the Texas Rangers at the Texas State Capitol on July 2, 2010. Cooper is a client of Gill’s criminal defense law firm and a legendary figure in the anti-drugwar movement. His exposure to the drug war began with theContinue reading “Anti-Drugwar Activist Barry Cooper Turns Himself In”