Sunday, January 19, 2020

Texas Supreme Court to Rule on #FreeJoshJaros - Constitutional Rights to Attorney at Stake

I recently helped file a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus before the Supreme Court of Texas regarding the egregious constitutional violations of Judge Patrice McDonald in Montgomery County, Texas. Hopefully the SCOTX will stand up for the Constitution and Free Joshua Jaros. Specifically, Judge McDonald refused to allow Joshua Jaros to have an attorney in a criminal proceeding, and then threw him in jail for a debt that he could not afford and without the chance to have an attorney to represent him and present his case as the Constitution requires.

The Joshua Jaros Habeas Corpus petition Supreme Court case number is 19-1101 IN RE JOSHUA LEROY JAROS. 

If the name Judge Patrice McDonald sounds familiar, it is because she has been in the headlines recently by Investigative Reporter Wayne Dolcefino. Wayne has been exposing Judge McDonald after she threatened to throw a man in jail for not paying for an attorney and for spousal support for his bigamist ex in a divorce proceeding.

The man, Mark Athans, filed for divorce after he found out his wife of 5 months was already married. The woman was a fraudster and charged with Felony Bigamy. The marriage between Mark and woman was voided in the state in which it occurred. That didn’t stop Judge McDonald though who proceeded with the divorce case and refused to consider that there is no marriage due to the fraud and felony behavior of Mark’s ex, and even was going to jail the victim Mark if he did not pay his con artist ex’s attorney fees.

The latest victim of Judge McDonald is Joshua Jaros, who now sits in jail after having his Constitutional rights tossed out the window. The situation with Josh Jaros reveals a bigger issue with the horrible family law system in Texas in which good parents, mostly fathers, get separated from their children which causes a ripple effect of harm to the children and society as a whole. Reducing incentive for parents to fight over children should be a priority in Texas. Equal Shared Parenting laws overwhelmingly and on a bi partisan basis passed out of the Texas House this past session but never made it to the floor. Children should be able to have access and love from both fit parents, and parents should not have incentive to fight with their children’s lives and instead have to practice equal shared parenting. This would reduce the factual devastating effects on children that this fighting and parental alienation causes because parents will be forced to share costs and parenting instead of parents using their children as pawns to get a little more parenting time to hurt their ex or to be able to get more child support or be awarded legal fees for their lawyers.

Josh Jaros was jailed in Montgomery County Texas after he received no jury trial and after he was denied an attorney which is a basic constitutional right and is even Texas Law. There were other issues as well such as fatal flaws in the notice and pleadings. Josh Jaros is a great father who supports and takes care of his kids but could not pay the several hundred dollars a month to his ex-wife each month after Josh already pays to take care of his kids half the time and provides a roof over their head and food for them to eat etc. Both parents should always be able to equally be with their children if there is no threat of harm or violence etc, and supporting children in Texas means both parents taking care of the children equally. Texas needs to pass equal shared parenting laws so that children get to have both of their parents in their lives, and it would exponentially cut down on the fighting and tearing apart and bankrupting of families in the court system of fit parent had no choice but to share their child equally instead of being able to go to court and fight for more time or more money. #FreeJoshJaros

The Texas and US Constitutions require that any criminal defendant has a right to an attorney and even the right to have one appointed for them if they are unable to afford one. Seems pretty straight forward right? Unfortunately, the Court systems in Texas (and in the Nation) do not always follow the Constitution and are in need of serious reform. The Constitutional rights we all hold dear frequently get tossed out the window in courtrooms where judges can virtually do whatever they want with immunity. There are many good and great Judges who follow the law and the Constitution, but there are also Judges who do not. There is very little oversight when clear laws and rules are violated by judges. There is even less method of reprimanding a Judge, and even less of an adequate way to reverse a Judge who clearly violates the law or the Constitution. If the Law or the Constitution says a Judge has to do something specific, and the judge simply refuses, then what recourse does someone have? Just because the law says it MUST be done does not mean a judge has to follow it because there is NO reason for them to. They won’t be disciplined. They MIGHT be overturned if you can get an appeals court to take interest in the case but that could take years on appeal. Mandamus is the appropriate form of demanding that a Judge follow the law or constitution when it is clear they have not during the pendency of a case, but mandamus is rarely taken up even if the judge is completely wrong because the appeals court does not have to take them up and can just say they don’t have time to rule on the mandamus. Texas must create a better system of immediate and mandatory review when there is a question of whether or not a judge in a case is not following a clear and mandatory law or rule that must be followed. People’s lives and time and money should not have to wait for years of appeals to overturn a bad judge when there is a clear violation of law or rule by a judge. The clear violation by a judge should be resolved quickly so the underlying case moves forward and gets resolved in a fair and unbiased manner. Judges should be more strictly required to follow mandatory laws and procedures or face real consequences. As it stands now, Judges have no incentive to actually follow mandatory requirements if they know they will not get in trouble.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Protests/Boycotts for George Lopez show 1/10/20 after Tweet offering to Assassinate President Trump

Rallies, Boycotts and Protests are just part of the reaction waiting for George Lopez when he comes to Beaumont, TX tomorrow 1/10/2020. This is in response to George Lopez having tweeted that he would assassinate President Trump for half the bounty that Iran was offering. Also, does the Constitution protect this kind of speech? Yes and No.
Following President Trump’s military operation to take out Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani, who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, Comedian/Actor George Lopez responded on twitter in reference to the bounty put on United States of America President Donald J. Trump. The response from George Lopez was “We’ll do it for half.” see picture of tweet below
George Lopez promoting, agreeing and accepting an offer to kill the President of the United States is appalling and possibly criminal, and the backlash to George Lopez was swift. In fact, as fate would have it, George Lopez has a show this Friday night right here in southeast Texas. In the past couple of days, local news feeds have been flooded with local businesses and residents calling for a boycott of the show. Screenshots of all of these reactions and planned rallies and boycotts are posted below. One local businessman Rustin Guarnere posted on facebook that he is offering $2000 off any new home plus $2500 in furniture for anyone buying a new home who brings him their George Lopez ticket. Judy Nichols, the chair of the Republican Party of Jefferson County Texas, released a statement responding to the George Lopez event. She is also organizing a rally to support President Trump just outside the George Lopez event. Another local businesswoman, MrsMobile Home Magan, posted on facebook for anyone who bought a home from her and gives her their tickets then she will give them double what they paid for the ticket so she can burn the ticket. Another local resident posted screenshots of the seats available and it shows there are more seats available now than 3 days ago due to people apparently canceling of returning their tickets. Screenshots of local news coverage of the reactions and planned protests are also attached below.
I am a big advocate of the Constitution, including the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. That only protects from government restriction of speech. That does not mean there will not be consequences for speech such as rallies or boycotts form people who have differing opinions and want to express their contrary beliefs. The First Amendment should protect anyone from criminal prosecution as well for freedom of speech. There is a limit though as the First Amendment does not protect against some kinds of threats. While studying at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, I had a constitutional law class as part of my political science degree course load. The professor made an example for us of what is protected and what is not. It would be perfectly legal and constitutional for George Lopez to say someone should take up the bounty. It would be perfectly legal and constitutional for George Lopez to say someone should kill the president. He would not be specifically directing anyone to go kill the president and he isn’t saying he is going to go do it himself as a specific and direct threat. He is expressing a horrible opinion that he will get backlash or even civil lawsuits for, but is non the less constitutional as anyone in America has a right to express their opinions without government restriction saying they cannot. However, George Lopez seems to have gone beyond saying someone should take up the bounty against President Trump. George Lopez specifically stated he would take up the bounty and only wants half the money. That certainly on its face appears to be a specific threat and agreement to kill the president for a price. George Lopez at the very least should get questioned and investigated to ensure there is no threat from him, and he might should be charged as well. I am a big fan of criminal justice reform and a big supporter of the constitution. We have a lot or problems with unconstitutional laws and prosecutorial misconduct and over regulation. I’m not saying he should be thrown in jail and throw away the key, and I even believe that many laws restricting speech are unconstitutional as everyone has a right to say whatever opinion they want. But George Lopez might have crossed that line of opinion by stating that he was taking up a bounty to go through with an assassination of the President. At minimum, his speech does have non-governmental consequences which are now being seen right here in southeast Texas.












Monday, December 9, 2019

Texas Supreme Court to Decide if an Unborn Baby Should get Medical Care Before Paying Court Costs, and if a New Pregnancy is a Change in Circumstances re: Access to Justice

Texas Supreme Court to Decide if an Unborn Baby Should get Medical Care Before Paying Court Costs, and if a New Pregnancy is a Change in Circumstances re: Access to Justice



The Supreme Court of Texas has a case before them right now, Case 19-0325, which if they deny the petition, the Texas Supreme Court will have effectively agreed or let stand a ruling by the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals that a pregnancy is NOT a change in financial circumstances. Even worse, if the Texas Supreme Court denies this case, then it will be agreeing or letting stand an absurd determination that the health and health expenses of an unborn baby are not important nor necessary, and that the courts should require unborn babies to be denied medical care so that court costs can first be paid in order to access the justice system and file an appeal. It would also muddy the waters regarding access to justice and standards for inability to afford costs that the SCOTX has pushed to try to clear up in recent years.

This case before the SCOTX is very important for multiple reasons. The first reason is pretty obvious. It is absolutely absurd that an appeals court in Texas has determined that a pregnancy is not a material or substantial change, and that medical expenses during a pregnancy are NOT IMPORTANT and instead the courts should get their access to justice fees paid first before the medical needs of an unborn child can be paid for or risk being denied equal access to courts and justice.

The second reason this case is important is because it involves access to Justice. The Supreme Court of Texas has spent considerable time and effort in recent years taking a stand and fighting FOR access to justice, which is a fundamental constitutional right. Particularly, the SCOTX has created rules and developed case law through rulings aimed at forcing courts to allow people the right and opportunity to access courts and access justice even if they are unable to afford court costs. This is a big shift, as previously the standard was ability to pay, not ability to afford. The SCOTX realized that just because someone has $10 in their account that doesn’t mean the $10 is available to spend on court costs if, for instance, food and housing needs to be paid first. Therefore, the standard shifted to ability to afford, which required courts to actually examine someone’s income AND expenses before determining if someone can actually afford court costs after necessary expenses. Unfortunately, many lower courts still haven’t come on board with the new rules regarding access to justice or they are simply openly defying the guidance from the SCOTX. This case is a prime example of complete disregard for access to justice and the standards for determining ability to afford that have been set forth by the SCOTX.

So, what exactly is this current case before the Supreme Court of Texas? Here is what happened. An appeal was made to the 9th Court of Appeals in Beaumont, TX (Jefferson County). An affidavit of inability to pay court costs was included so that the appeal could move forward even though there was an inability to afford the thousands of dollars in court costs to file an appeal of the trial court ruling. The appeals court kicked the ability to afford decision to the trial court. The trial court, without ever examining or even considering necessary expenses, determined that there is an ability to afford the thousands in court costs. This determination was challenged in the appeals court because, based on the rules and caselaw and plain common sense, there cannot be a determination regarding ability to afford without having looked at expenses and making factual determinations regarding both income and expenses. Additionally, since the appeal was filed there was a new pregnancy with new unborn baby medical expenses that must be considered and paid first before court costs. The Ninth Court of Appeals then ruled that the trial court did not need to examine expenses or that the appeals court didn’t care if the trial court didn’t examine expenses before making a determination on ability to afford court costs. Additionally, the Ninth Court of Appeals rejected a motion regarding a change in financial circumstances due to a new pregnancy and went on to specifically state in their final order to pay court costs that there had not been any material change in circumstances presented that warranted review, which effectively declared a new pregnancy as not an important change to consider. Even worse, it deems unborn child medical expenses as not worth examining and the unborn child expenses should come second to paying court costs. The Ninth Court of Appeals then went on to dismiss the proceeding without ever reviewing the merits of the case due to the thousands of dollars in access to justice court fees not having been paid despite the courts never having actually reviewed ability to pay, and after having determined that court fees come first before necessary unborn baby health expenses.


So that is what leads us to this current case before the Supreme Court of Texas. This is a very important case that everyone should keep an eye on. If the Supreme Court of Texas does not take up this case, then the SCOTX will be effectively agreeing and allowing to stand the lower court and appeals court’s absurd and vague determinations regarding everything from pregnancy necessary expenses to access to justice rights. A denial of this petition for review would be completely contrary to the recent SCOTX push for access to justice, and would set the cause back by allowing lower courts to deny access to justice in spite of the SCOTX rules and constitutional rights. The Supreme Court of Texas has done a fabulous job of pushing for access to justice and we can only hope that the SCOTX will continue to push for access to justice by taking up this case to review the serious issues that undercut the SCOTX’s own rules and guidance on the issue.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

False Stalking and Perjury Charges against David Bellow DROPPED – Texas Rangers Investigating DA Bob Wortham for Corruption and Official Oppression

False Stalking and Perjury Charges against David Bellow DROPPED – Texas Rangers Investigating DA Bob Wortham for Corruption and Official Oppression

My name is David Bellow and I have been vindicated and am telling my story of corruption in Jefferson County, Texas. I am happy to announce that the horrible, politically motivated false charges against me of Stalking and Perjury have been completely dismissed (Click for Dismissal Orders Here: Perjury, Stalking), and now the Texas Rangers have opened an official criminal investigation against Jefferson County and Corrupt District Attorney Bob Wortham for abuse of office and official oppression against me with District Attorney Robert Trapp being appointed attorney Pro Tem as Special Prosecutor (Click Here for Texas Ranger Report of Investigation obtained through an Open Records Request).

BACKGROUND
I used to be very active in the political world, standing up for what I believe is right and fighting to expose corruption. I frequently blogged and wrote articles and got involved in the political process, even being elected as a political party official. Back in 2014, my now ex-wife started leaving my one-year old son in cars in parking lots while she had an affair. I was told of the affair and of my son being left in cars and I did what any parent would do and I went to that parking lot and got my crying and hyperventilating one year old son from that abandoned car where he was left alone. I went home with my son and then tried to set up marriage counseling as a reasonable non-violent person would do. We went to what we thought was Christian Counseling at First Baptist Church Beaumont where Texas Licensed Counselor (and pastor) Larry Walker’s not so Christian advice was to suggest divorce instead of reconciliation attempts, and he even suggested a divorce lawyer on standby in the church. That is unfortunately the sad reality of many churches who are falling away from faith and family values. This is important though because it is the first instance where the State of Texas opened an investigation into what would be a long excruciating story of corruption in Jefferson County. The state began investigating the professional counselor license of Larry Walker for such things as not reporting suspected Child abuse or neglect as required by law after hearing of my son being left in cars in parking lots. During the divorce and child custody proceedings that followed, there were no accusations against me. I was a good father involved in my son’s life and I was never accused of being threating or abusive, and in fact, my ex-wife signed multiple under oath sworn statements stating that I had never committed family violence and she was only seeking a no-fault divorce. However, she didn’t want our son to have me as a father, which is similar in many custody battles in which people allow hate and bitterness for another person to rip children from loving mothers or fathers whom the children need and deserve equally, which has created the greatest societal crisis of our time with the effects of single family homes and children without fathers being well documented and catastrophic for the children involved and for society as a whole (Click here for government statistics: https://thefatherlessgeneration.wordpress.com/statistics/). I, however, intended to fight for and protect my son and be in his life as his father. In fact, I had the upper hand in the custody case as my ex-wife had admitted in sworn testimony to being violent towards me and leaving our son in cars while she had affairs. That is when her attorney (who was also the attorney for the church where the counselor was under investigation) started to pull out some tricks against me to delay justice. For instance, If you try to sanction the other side with petty complaints such as turning over discovery items a day late, then you can wear down and drag out custody litigation cause the other side to run out of money, then you win. So that is what her attorney tried to do. They even hired a “private investigator”, Marcelo Molfino.

CORRUPTION: MARCELO MOLFINO and JEFFERSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY BOB WORTHAM

They hired Marcelo Molfino to download my cell phones and allege that not all the data was turned over so that they could try to get all evidence tossed out in the case on a technicality. My side hired our own, more reputable private digital forensics, Red Forensics, from out of town who determined that not only was the report and data from Molfino false and misleading, but it also apeared as though Marcelo Molfino was practicing as a private investigator without a license. So I blew the whistle on Marcelo Molfino with the State of Texas, and the Texas DPS determined that Marcelo Molfino was practicing without a license which is a Class A Misdemeanor. And that is where my real troubles began. You see, Marcelo Molfino was the lead Criminal Investigator for Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham. Not only did I uncover the illegal activity of Marcelo Molfino in my case, I then discovered many other instances where Molfino was violating the law and using his position in the DA office to oppress people. Through Open Records Requests, I even discovered false contradicting statements on government documents, and uncovered many instances where he would get paid by people in the “private civil arena” and then turn around and try to get people charged criminally under his criminal prosecution hat against the people he was paid privately to oppose. The Texas DPS asked the Jefferson County DA if he would be filing charges against Molfino, and the DA said no. The DA decides who to protect and who to prosecute. After protecting his investigator Molfino from criminal charges that I blew the whistle on, the DA Bob Wortham then put Marcelo Molfino on a mission to personally bring false charges against me using the power of his prosecution office. Can anyone say clear conflict of interest? This was done for 2 reasons. This persecution against me was done in retaliation against me for my whistleblower complaint to silence me and discredit my complaints against Marcelo Molfino, and it was also done because, as would come out in criminal trial testimony, my ex wife, at the direction of her attorney, paid Marcelo Molfino at least $1500 cash shortly before Molfino brought false charges against me. She even went to the Jefferson County Courthouse government building to meet Marcelo Molfino as part of this “private exchange” of services, according to trial transcripts.

After nearly 2 years of a custody battle, the money ran out for me to fight and I offered my ex-wife 50/50 custody of our son, which she accepted. Her acceptance was just another trick though as her acceptance was only so she could get the custody case against her out of the way so that she could transfer the proceedings to Jefferson County to do an immediate modification custody suit to change the child custody order to try to take my son from me. She brought the case to Judge Larry Thorne, who her attorney had made a rare large donation to. Judge Larry Thorne would later be found by the State of Texas as having accepted tend of thousands of illegal contributions from attorneys and fined nearly $40,000 (Click Here to see Order against Judge Larry Thorne). Not surprisingly, the local DA Bob Wortham who holds the power to prosecute, did not prosecute judge Larry Thorne for the felony violations the state found him to have violated.

So back to the custody case, only a month after accepting the final 50/50 custody agreement order which I hoped would bring stability to my son’s life, and after years of a bitter divorce case in which she swore against any allegations of family violence from me,  my ex-wife simply then went to Jefferson County Investigator Marcelo Molfino and paid him cash money. She then filed criminal complaints alleging that, three years earlier, even before the divorce started, she felt “alarmed” when I, while we were married, went to a parking lot to get my son from an abandoned car. So she filed felony “stalking family violence” charges against me as her basis of trying to change the agreed custody order with the new Judge Larry Thorne. The DA’s office of course fast tracked a prosecution against me with Marcelo Molfino at the helm. Molfino was under investigation at the time as a result of my complaint BEFORE he brought retaliatory charges against me. Even worse, Molfino was paid cash money by my ex. Literally the prosecutors office was taking money “bribes” to prosecute, and they put Molfino directly on the case to silence me and discredit my legitimate complaints against him which were validated by the state of Texas. That wasn’t enough to silence me and I kept fighting and I kept investigating, so then Molfino personally wrote out an affidavit alleging I am a liar and charged me with felony perjury. What better way to discredit your accuser than to bring false perjury charges against him so you can just say don’t believe him he is charged with perjury. At one point the DA wanting a ONE MILLION dollar bond or NO BOND. I guess the only way to keep me from talking to the Texas State investigators was to try to put me, a non violent political adversary, in permanent confinement with bond higher than an alleged murderer.

I fought and I exposed and finally one by one the charges went away. Felony Stalking case dismissed. Felony Perjury case dismissed. I have never been convicted and have never pled guilty and never been found guilty. I have been vindicated with all criminal cases now gone away. Of course you won’t find word of my cases dismissed in the news like I was in the news when the DA’s office sent word to the news stations of my initial arrests so they could parade my mugshot though the news and all but convict me before a trial.

This story I bring to light only touches the surface of the roller coaster ride I have experienced, and barely addresses all the instances of criminal activity and corruption I uncovered involving the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. There have been many less fortunate than me who might have pled guilty just to cut a deal to get out of the false prosecution, or maybe they were found guilty based off of fabricated evidence. I will continue to fight to protect and defend the Constitution and the rights that everyone should enjoy by fighting and exposing corruption.

The big news to top off my vindication from the false prosecution by Jefferson County, is that the Texas Rangers have officially and formally opened a criminal investigation against Jefferson County for abuse of office and official oppression against me. Yes, the Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham and his office are under official criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers with a special prosecutor even having been appointed from another county.

So I am back! I got to settle down for a bit and I have a beautiful wife, Denise, son and stepson, and baby boy arriving next month! I will be writing and blogging more about politics I am passionate about and about political news, with a focus on the broken family court system that needs drastic reform to save and stabilize children and society, as well as a focus on public corruption and criminal justice which need drastic reforms to prevent innocent people from going to jail due to faulty or fabricated evidence and a lack of Constitutional protections and due process,  and due to even intentional false prosecutions that are rampant and allowed to happen.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

David Bellow files to run for District Attorney against DA who Falsely Charged Him


For Official Release 12/12/2017:



David Bellow files to run for District Attorney against DA who Falsely Charged Him

Hopes to Draw Attention to Corruption Within Current Jefferson County DA’s Office



Yesterday I filed to run for Criminal District Attorney of Jefferson County, Texas. The chances of me winning are admittedly not very high, but that is not why I decided to run. I decided to run to give the people a choice and force the issues of corruption and illegal activity within the Current DA’s office to be addressed. I have filed today in hopes that, at the very least, a contested race will give the people a voice and a choice, and the issues will have to be addressed and fixed. The people of Jefferson County deserve a fair and just criminal judicial system.

Contested elections are an important part of democracy. Unopposed candidates are never held accountable and never have to address the issues and problems facing the people they serve. The Current District Attorney was supposed to be the “anti-corruption DA” but instead, he just ushered in a new era of corruption. There are currently state investigations against Bob Wortham or his staff in the District Attorney’s office. Bob Wortham should be held accountable for engaging in or at least allowing and protecting criminal activity within his own office. He turned his back on the people he is elected to serve by over prosecuting or falsely prosecuting innocent people, and he turned his back on law enforcement and victims who came to him with legitimate concerns and allegations of criminal activity only to be dismissed.

For instance, a current lawsuit filed by former deputy chief of the Port Arthur Police Department alleges that this police officer went to Bob Wortham about Criminal activity within the District Attorney Office but Bob Wortham refused to prosecute and told the Deputy Chief, “That’s my Boy.” This deputy chief was then retaliated against by Bob Wortham and forced to retire, according to the lawsuit.

This allegation of criminal activity being allowed or covered up by the current DA is one of many from many different people from all different ethnic backgrounds and walks of life from Republican to Democrat. My story is one of them too.

Two years ago, I blew the whistle on the lead criminal investigator for Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham.  This investigator, Marcelo Molfino, had been taking money to do illegal work. As more research was done into this investigator, multiple other violations of law and the Constitution were discovered such as falsifying a government document and use of his power to oppress those who opposed him or those he was paid to investigate and charge. After I blew the whistle on this criminal activity, the Texas State DPS Investigator determined that this DA investigator did in fact violate the law. The current DA refused to prosecute his own investigator, and instead put this investigator directly in charge of bringing false charges against me as retaliation and as an attempt to discredit the state investigations against him that I blew the whistle on. The bogus Felony Stalking charge brought against me was dismissed, but the damage that this false charge had done was enormous and life changing.

Unfortunately, many people are not as lucky as me. They either do not have the ability to speak up and fight back, or they are afraid to.

These innocent victims, of the crime and corruption that has been allowed by the current DA, deserve a voice. This campaign for District Attorney against Bob Wortham will give them a voice. It will give them a vehicle in which to come forward and tell their story. It will give the people a voice to express the issues and demand that the Current DA address the problems and clean up the corruption.

So even if the chances are slim that I actually win the race, I have filed yesterday for Criminal District Attorney in hopes that, at the very least, a contested race will give the people a voice and a choice, and the issues will have to be addressed and fixed. The people of Jefferson County deserve a fair and just criminal judicial system.



Sincerely,

David Bellow

Candidate for Criminal District Attorney of Jefferson County, TX




Contact Number: 409 656 5128




Question: Do you live in Jefferson County?

Answer: Yes, I have lived in southeast Texas my entire life and currently live in Jefferson County.



Question: Are you an Attorney? Do you have to be an Attorney to run for office?

Answer: No, but I do have a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree and extensive studies in law. You do not have to be an attorney to be eligible to run and eligible to hold office in Texas, according to the Texas Constitution. To be eligible for and qualified for are two different things. Eligibility to be elected and hold office and eligibility to run in Texas require you to be over 18, live in Texas, not have been convicted of a felony, etc. I meet those requirements and am eligible to be a candidate and hold office in Texas. If I win, I would however need to be qualified and meet the qualifications of the office before being able to exercise the duties of the office, such as getting my Attorney’s license. Running for the office alone even without winning will bring about awareness and hopefully a fix to the issues within the current District Attorney’s office, and if by God’s grace the people vote to elect me, the Texas Constitution simply says the current DA continues until his successor is qualified. So I would have time to become qualified and the current DA would continue to be in office until I got my attorney’s license, or possibly I could utilize the licensed assistant district attorneys in the office to perform the prosecuting attorney work until I obtain my Attorney’s license. This is similar to a recent constable election in Jefferson County Texas where the person elected, Nick Saleme, was eligible to run and hold office, but was not qualified to perform the duties of the position until he got his peace officer license.

picture below: David Bellow and Family

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Police have Located my Son across State Lines and he is with me now!

The police have located my son Michael David Bellow III across state lines in Sulphur, LA and removed him from where he was being kept secret from me by my ex wife Courtney Hudson. The police brought my son to me Praise God! Her Attorney Scott Browne tried to tell the police not to give me my son but thank God I had the court order! It is a shame they would not let me know where my son was for a day after driving into the floods and then refuse to let me know where he was so I could get him it make sure he was safe. Thank you everyone!


Friday, September 1, 2017

HELP! My 4 year old son Michael Bellow is missing in Hurricane Harvey Disaster area!

The police have located my son Michael across state lines in Sulphur, LA and removed him from where he was being kept secret from me by my ex wife Courtney Hudson. The police brought my son to me Praise God! Her Attorney Scott Browne tried to tell the police not to give me my son but thank God I had the court order! It is a shame they would not let me know where my son was for a day after driving into the floods and then refuse to let me know where he was so I could get him it make sure he was safe. Thank you everyone!

Latest Update! I STILL DONT KNOW WHERE MY SON IS! she has once again missed the court order time and place to exchange my son to me this afternoon. Yes she did send me a message this afternoon finally saying my son was OK but she has refused to let me know where my son is so that the police can verify his safety and she has further refused to bring him to the court ordered drop off location today and has not even told me where my son is so that I can just go get him myself if she is unable to get him to me. I don't care what her friends and family might say there is zero justification for not at least letting me come pick up my own son during my court ordered time as joint managing conservator. Just like there was no justification to leave me worried sick instead of letting me know my son was OK the past 24 hours. Until his location and safety has been verified there is no question about it my son is still missing I am in charge of his control and possession right now during my time as joint managing conservator and quite frankly I have no idea where he is and anyone who knows where he is has refused to let the police know for me so that we can get him over to me per the court order.

HELP! My 4 year old son Michael David Bellow III is missing in Hurricane Harvey Disaster area!
Beaumont PD missing person case #2017020972

My ex Courtney Hudson this morning said she was leaving with my son this morning to leave Beaumont and all the roads out of Beaumont have water and she has not responded all day. She has missed the drop off for me to have my son and that is very abnormal. Leaving a disaster area is not abnormal of course, but at the least I would have gotten a message saying my son was ok and that ...they couldn't make the drop off or I could go get my son where he is at. She hasn't responded with anything at all since leaving into the floods this morning and I am very concerned this is very abnormal not to hear anything and there is flooding everywhere. I pray they are not in a ditch somewhere flooded out. Please help me find my son and make sure he is ok! The very last I saw my son he was screaming and wailing afraid to leave me to go to his mother and when cps last asked my son about being abused by anyone my son said that his mommy hurts him.(this info is to give you background about why I am so worried for my son because not only has he disappeared in a flood but there is a history of abuse and neglect which greatly upsets me). I am very concerned for my sons safety in general but now that she left through a flood this morning and there has been no response from her at all all day I am very concerned that they didn't make it out of the flood. Please if anyone sees my son let me know or let Beaumont PD know. I believe she drives a grey Kia small SUV.

UPDATE: it has been a few hours now and my son's mother nor anyone from my sons mothers family nor the police have contacted me at all to let me know my son is ok or where he is even at. It has been rumored that she is just hiding him so that she doesn't let me have my son during my time as joint managing conservator and if that is true it is horrible and heartless and a waste of police resources. If my son is ok for goodness sake they should let me know why in the world wouldn't they or anyone let me know? This is messed up please help me find my son I really am worried something has happened I haven't heard from them and the flood waters rose fast and they said they were leaving out this morning straight towards the floods and thee has been silence from them since this morning and they missed the court ordered drop off I am very worried.

UPDATE: it is It Sept. 1, 2017 and since yesterday I have not heard anything from the police or from my son's mother or her family letting me know where my son is and that he is safe:-( help me find my son!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Help Dad Fight to Protect his Son! Donate If you Can!

Help Dad Fight for his Son

It is a shame that in Texas, good fathers have to fight to stay in the lives of their children!

Hey I'm David Bellow and I need help to protect and fight for my son Michael. We have been through hell and abuse but they haven't been able to take my son from me yet! Attorneys are not cheap  but are needed for little Michael to have someone to fight to stop people who keep trying to take this little boy away from me, his father. I found an attorney willing to work with me for a good rate so funds will go to Attorney Jonathan Stovall.

Over the years, I have had to save little Michael from being alone and crying in cars in parking lots, to fighting to get me and my son out of physically abusive situations. Apparently when it is a man getting abused it is not taken seriously. After 2 years of battling for full custody, I offered a truce. Instead of me going to trial to get full custody, I offered 50/50 custody to move on and let Michael's life get settled. The final custody agreement was made. I was broke and bankrupt but I fought and won for my son. 

Not a month after the signing of the custody agreement, My ex filed for custody modification and has been trying to keep fighting me to take away my son. I am an outstanding father who goes above and beyond raising my son. My son is very happy with me and he screams and cries anytime I am not there or have to leave. It is very traumatizing for him and he needs some stability in his life and he needs a father. I sold my house and went bankrupt fighting for my son and now I need to raise money to keep fighting for him. 

Most recently, a temporary protective order was issued against the boyfriend of my son's mother due to my son claiming that the man did some bad things to him. When the police started investigation, my son's mother took my son and kept him from me so that the police could not investigate. I had to go to court and get my son back. 

Please if you can give anything do so and I can pay for the attorney representation needed for me to fight for and protect my son.

Thank you!

Little Michael Crying leaving his daddy


Little Michael always happy with his daddy

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Baseless Indictment tossed - Corrupt Jefferson County D.A. Scrambles to re-indict Whistle Blower David Bellow

The Jefferson County DA had to abandon their original indictment of David Bellow due to the indictment pending being Quashed and dismissed.

This confirms that the original charges were botched, completely baseless, and nothing but a political attack in retaliation for David Bellow being a whistle blower against Jefferson County DA employees over a year ago.

Not willing to admit that they have botched this case from the beginning, the D.A. has redone the original indictment and sent it out to the media as if it was a new charge. It is simply the old charge repackaged in order to try to patch up their completely botched and baseless charges against David Bellow.

The best is yet to come. Soon, David Bellow will be completely vindicated of this malicious prosecution, and the investigation into the Jefferson County DA by the State of Texas will be revealed with details of the illegal activity within the DA's office. Months before David Bellow was ever indicted, David had been the whistle blower into the State investigation of Jefferson County D.A. employees. The DA then retaliated against David Bellow and will have to answer for his actions.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Attorney Scott Browne had Stalking/Harassment Charges Pressed Against Him a week before Corrupt Jefferson County DA (his friend) pushed false arrest

Attorney Scott Browne, friend of the Jefferson County DA, had charges pressed against him for stalking/harassment over a week before the Jefferson County DA had me charged for a bogus misdemeanor. Going after me was payback for me going after the corrupt friends of the DA. Several months ago Scott Browne, who is also the attorney for my ex, had threatened me with physical harm and that was witnessed by others and a complaint was filed. Scott Browne then was witnessed by others stalking me around town. Then finally, Scott Browne drove up and down my street, yelling at me, and even stopping in front of my house before I chased him off. This was caught on my security camera, it was on a day he knew I had my toddler son, and this was done with the knowledge that I felt threatened by him since well, he actually threatened to harm me. Also keep in mind that he is still in possession of my garage door opener that he refused to turn over even though I have exclusive possession of my house. And no, $250 per hour lawyers do not do investigations as they cannot even be a fact witness and an attorney on the case. Thy hire people to do that. There is no question Scott Browne was stalking or at least harassing me. When he started stopping in front of my house I finally hade enough and pressed charges against him. Then a week later I get charged with a bogus misdemeanor by Scott's DA buddy whose lead investigator, Marcelo Molfino, is also being investigated by the state thanks to my complaint against him. Do the math.... they are not happy with me so they came after me with anything they could pull straws at. Public corruption at its finest! Thankfully, the evidence is clear and it is Lumberton PD, not Jefferson County, who is doing the investigation against Scott and so the investigation is being done properly. Here is one of the videos, this is one of Scott stopping at the end of my driveway.