Doyal, Riley delay Texas Open Meetings criminal case oral argument until January 25, decision by March Primary Election unlikely

Beaumont, October 27 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals the two-month delay request of criminal defendants, Craig Doyal and Charlie Riley, who are, respectively, the Montgomery County Judge and Precinct 2 County Commissioner. Local political boss Marc Davenport is a co-defendant along with Doyal and Riley for allegedly violating Section 551.143 of the Texas Open […]

Trial of the 21st Century: Prosecutors file reply to Montgomery County’s Judge Doyal’s brief in Open Records Act criminal case

Beaumont, October 5 – Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey of Houston filed a reply brief on Monday, October 2, 2017, to Montgomery County Craig Doyal’s brief in the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont, the appellate case involving the criminal indictment of Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport (who […]

Prosecutors provide cogent summary of criminal case against County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, Davenport, argue trial court should not have dismissed criminal proceedings against them

Prosecutors provide cogent summary of criminal case against County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, Davenport, argue trial court should not have dismissed criminal proceedings against them

Beaumont, July 13 – The prosecutors, acting on behalf of the State of Texas, who are pursuing criminal convictions against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss and consultant Marc Davenport, filed their opening Brief late in the day on Monday, July 10, 2017, in the Ninth […]

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Conroe, June 3 – Two cases vitally important to Montgomery County – the “Video-Gate” investigation of County Judge Craig Doyal and the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) criminal prosecution of Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and consultant Marc Davenport – are progressing slowly. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, provides this update after […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Image: Chief Justice Steve McKeithen of the Ninth Court of Appeals of Beaumont. Beaumont, April 29 – The Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont has accelerated the appeal in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport for allegedly violating the Texas Open […]

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Image: The Notice of Appeal, which Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey, filed to appeal on behalf of the State of Texas the criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport. Conroe, April 21 – Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey filed the State of Texas’ Notice […]

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Judge Clapp Dismisses All Charges Against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Judge Clapp Dismisses All Charges Against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Image: Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp. Conroe, April 4 – Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp dismissed all criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport and ruled that the Texas Open Meetings Act, Section 143, is unconstitutional. The Special Prosecutors, Christopher Downey, David […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Where things stand

Conroe, April 2 – The criminal pretrial hearing on the constitutionality of the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) under which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport were indicted in June, 2016, took three days of the past week. The attorneys have told Visiting District Judge […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Special Prosecutors announce first witness on Monday to be former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia

Conroe, March 31 – After the criminal defense team representing County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport rested at 1:11 p.m. this afternoon, Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey announced that the State of Texas would present former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia as its first witness on Monday morning […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Defendants’ expert, attorney Zech begs Judge Clapp for clarity

Conroe, March 31 – On April Fools’ Eve, March 31, 2017, the fireworks came early to the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial, the Trial of the 21st Century, involving criminal defendants Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commisioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport. San Antonio government affairs attorney Charles Zech […]