Ball & Hase


Ball & Hase
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4025 Woodland Park Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
(817) 860-5000
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MOMENT OF COMPASSION: Today in Judge George Gallagher's courtroom in Fort Worth, he asked non-violent inmates who were awaiting court appearances if they wanted to watch President Trump's inauguration. All seven said yes, and they all sat in front of the bench, respectfully, along with attorneys and staff, and watched this moment in history. Something you don't see every day. WFAA-TV

Finally resolved a case I have been working on since 2011. Client involved in car accident where a 10 year old boy was killed. Client was charged with intoxication manslaughter. Jury trial in 2013 resulted in being found guilty with sentence of 10 years imprisonment. Appeal resulted in reversal of conviction with an order that the blood test was illegally obtained and could not be used. Case set for new trial without blood test. A plea agreement was reached for time-served on a plea to manslaughter instead of intoxication manslaughter. At the guilty plea, the sister of the little boy that was killed presented a statement called a victim allocution. In response, client asks to speak to her, which request was granted. Client gave a heartfelt sincere apology for the poor judgment he used that caused this and asked for foregiveness. The sister replied "I forgive you." Not a dry eye in the house. I am frequently amazed at the capacity of human beings for compassion in the face of difficult circumstances. wb

Gearing up for representation of those accused of voter fraud or voter intimidation. These crimes can be a little obscure. It is a 3rd degree felony to retaliate against a voter (2-10 years in the pokey). An interesting tidbit is that someone voting or going to or from voting may not be arrested accept for treason, a felony or a breach of the peace. Hacking into electronic voting systems is a 1st degree felony (5-99 years in the slammer). Please take note Mr. Putin. The illegal voting statute in Texas says: (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) votes or attempts to vote in an election in which the person knows the person is not eligible to vote; (2) knowingly votes or attempts to vote more than once in an election; (3) knowingly impersonates another person and votes or attempts to vote as the impersonated person; or (4) knowingly marks or attempts to mark another person's ballot without the consent of that person. (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree unless the person is convicted of an attempt. In that case, the offense is a state jail felony. So if you vote twice for example, you are facing 2-20 years. If you attempt to vote twice but get caught before you complete the second vote you are only facing 180 days to 2 years. At Ball & Hase, we are prepared for representation of voters who violate voting laws, or even folks that are not legal voters who vote or attempt to vote. As for all crimes, the initial consultation is free. If you are faced with voter fraud charges, consult with a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist at Ball & Hase, P.C. Be sure and visit our website at:

Don Hase scored a victory in the Second Court of Appeals today. The Court reversed a conviction and sent the case back to the trial court for a new trial. The appeal was based on the disallowance by the presiding (visiting) judge of cross examination of the State's main witness. At trial Don sought to present testimony from the complainant herself (date rape allegation) that she was under the influence of a number of substances that would affect her ability to recall the events. The visiting judge disallowed this evidence that would have likely influenced the decision of the jury and created substantial doubt about her foggy claims. Don's perseverance and skilled trial and appellate work put this client on the way to clearing his name.

I have spent many hours defending a client who owns a convenience store and has worked hard to be able to do so and support his family. A third party vendor placed 2 8-liner machines in his business representing to him that they were perfectly legal. On each machine was a Texas State Comptroller's Office tax sticker showing taxes being paid to the State on these machines. Without going into all of the details a local police department whose name rhymes with Darlington rushed in with SWAT officer, guns drawn and ski masks to execute a gambling search warrant. The problem is that 8-liners are not per se illegal, only if they are programmed in a manner where the payoff percentage is above a certain amount. Of course, my client never played the machines and had no idea they were programmed in an unlawful fashion.. Finally a diligent Asst. DA spent time on the case and ultimately dismissed it. The really funny thing is that he had the police detective interview a store employee in an effort to gather more information regarding what my client knew about the machines. The employee/witness was interviewed with legal counsel at the police department and the interview was video recorded. Much to everyone's astonishment, the detective comes in the interview room wearing a ski mask. On top of this lunacy, he then reaches his hand out to the witness to shake her hand and introduces himself by name..."Hi, I am Detective C***les." (there goes the mystery). You can't make this stuff up. Had the case gone to trial as opposed to being dismissed, someone would have had to advise the detective that we would be able to see him. WB