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Donald Rudolph Taylor

Rudy Taylor Law is primarily a Criminal Trial Law firm.
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property
  • Texas
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Rudy Taylor is a past Assistant District Attorney and a Special Prosecutor. He has practiced only Criminal Law since 2006 and has over 30 Jury Trials to his credit. He is experienced in all areas of criminal law from Capital Murder/Death Penalty to Simple Assault, Meth to Marijuana, Sex Crimes, and everything in between. He has recently began representing the Director of Morale @StoolFrederic in the Chicago Cubs @cubs baseball organization in Trademark matters.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Intellectual Property
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    Each case is different and a retainer will be quoted that fits the work that needs to be done. This will all be explained during our first meeting.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24039498
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Professional Experience
Sole practitioner specializing in criminal trial law.
Rudy Taylor Law
Criminal Trial and Appellate Law
33rd and 424th Judicial District Attorney's Office
Special Prosecutor
Brown County, Texas
Prosecuted two jury trials as a special prosecutor because the DA was conflicted out. One was a police officer official oppression and the other was a citizen charged with a county code violation in that he published the transcript of a Commissioner's Court executive session. Both were tried to juries.
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (2002) | Criminal Trial Law
Honors: Honor Roll
Activities: President of Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
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Troy University - Troy campus
B.S. (1989) | Management
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Columbus Technical Instutute
A.A. (1979) | Electronics Technology
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Professional Associations
Delta Theta Phi Past President
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Chicago Cubs
Retained Lawyer for Director of Morale
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 24039498
- Current
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Activities: Seminars (Continuing Legal Education)
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Capital Murder/Death Penalty cases
Texas State Bar
Supreme Court of Texas
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3 Questions Answered
Q. My sister is currently incarcerated, she was put with a enemy while shackled. And injured what kind lawyer could help?
A: This sort of negligence on the part of the county is a personal injury case requiring expertise in that area.

There is a possible case there but it may be difficult to come find a lawyer willing to do it on contingency fee alone because it has obvious problems. A jury isn't going to be as sympathetic to an inmate as they would her grandmother who got hit by a speeding car full of drugged up teenagers while she was walking to Sunday school class. And these days most all liability for governmental entities is capped so that even the best award of damages is not enough to pay expenses.

But good luck. It won't hurt to ask a few. I don't know anybody in that area or I would make a referral. ... Read More
Q. I had agg.asslt w/deadly wpn chrg against my spouse. Case dismissed. How does she get her firearm back?
A: File a Motion to Return Property with the clerk of the same court the case was dismissed asking to be heard regarding the gun. The Motion requesting return of the gun. Here's one that I drafted. Serve the DA with a copy and speak to someone in her office about agreeing to return it. They may still want you to file the motion for paper trial reasons.
Q. I was arrested for Artical 17.292(a) I was ordered to stay 500’ from my fiancé home or place of employment for 61 days
A: First, an emergency protection order may be issued against someone arrested for a violation like you described. You didn't mention an arrest but I will assume you were. Further, I will assume that you were arrested for a violation that falls under the statute you cited. It all sounds legal for a magistrate to do. So, next what can be done.

You should hire a lawyer and remove the temporary protective order to the court that is handling your penal code violation and motion that court to amend the order because it isn't workable. It isn't an easy endeavour. Your lawyer would have to show the court that the alleged victim is in no danger if are allowed at her job or home and why the order is unworkable.

You should not contact the alleged victim in any way, including but not limited to, by phone, in person, within eyesight, through a mutual aquantence or family member, by mail or by carrier pigeon. Your order may not state any of those things specifically but it is implied. Just don't.

If you have an appointed lawyer, ask him to bring the order over to the court that you have been assigned. The magistrate is sometimes the same judge who will handle your underlying case. That may not be something an appointed lawyer has a duty to undertake; especially if the facts surrounding this are bad enough that in her professional opinion it would be a waste of the court's time to file a motion to amend the order.

thanks and good luck to you both. You are off to a bumpy start. Maybe one or both of you should reconsider and postpone the nuptuals for a year or two.

Rudy Taylor
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San Angelo Area
PO Box 1045
Eden, TX 76837
Telephone: (512) 387-2065
Cell: (325) 869-0450
Fax: (866) 332-2599
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