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Attorney Donald Flanary Said Arresting Teenage Client for Facebook Threat "Bonkers"

Attorney Donald Flanary Said Arresting Teenage Client for Facebook Threat As reported by the Houston Press on February 12th, 2014, attorney Donald Flanary said charging his teenage client with a third-degree terroristic threat for a Facebook comment is absurd considering the prosecution does not have the conversation thread. Justin Carter, of New Braunfels, posted a comment saying he would shoot up an elementary school, and another saying he would eat the children's beating… Read More

Attorney Donald Flanary Selected as Candidate for San Antonio City Council

Attorney Donald Flanary Selected as Candidate for San Antonio City Council Donald Flanary is one of three candidates selected to potentially fill the vacant Northeast Side District 10 seat on the San Antonio City Council, as reported by the San Antonio Express-News. The three candidates to fill the seat vacated by Carlton Soules were chosen from a pool of seven. The council will make an official appointment Thursday, and the appointee will serve until a May 10 special election.… Read More

Attorney Donald Flanary Will Seek to Dismiss Case Against Texas Teen for Facebook Comments

As reported by MSNBC, Attorney Donald Flanary said he will seek to have the case dismissed against his teenage client who posted what have been called "terroristic threats" on Facebook. At the pre-trial hearing Aug. 12, Flanary said the case should be dismissed because Justin Carter's remarks on the internet were protected speech and do not constitute a real threat. Justin Carter, of New Braunfels,… Read More

Texas Teen Jailed for Facebook Comments Out on Bail

A New Braunfels teenager accused of making threats on Facebook is out of jail after an anonymous donor paid his $500,000 bail, as reported by CNN. Justin Carter's attorney Donald Flanary said he thinks the bail was too costly and unreasonable. Flanary said his client had to stay in jail because he could not afford to post bail and he could not afford a lawyer. Flanary recently took the case pro bono,… Read More