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The Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney is the voice of the people of Texas before the Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest state court for appeals resulting from criminal cases.

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Latest Pending PDR Case Summaries

Petition filed by SPA icondenotes a petition filed by SPA

HOLIDY, MARCUS BRUCE

08/20/2014

"Does Tex. Trans. Code § 724.012(b), the mandatory blood draw provision, establish advance voluntary and irrevocable consent making all warrantless draws thereunder permissible?"

REEDER, CLAYTON DEAN

08/20/2014

"Does Tex. Trans. Code § 724.012(b), the mandatory blood draw provision, establish advance voluntary and irrevocable consent making all warrantless draws thereunder permissible?"

WEEMS, DANIEL JAMES

08/20/2014

1. "Are the 'recognized exceptions' to the 'warrant requirement' the exclusive way of determining whether a particular search or seizure is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment?" 2. "Is a warrantl...

Latest Publications

APPELLATE STANDARDS OF REVIEW IN CRIMINAL CASES

04/28/2014
Conference / CLE

The appellate standard of review is the starting point of any legal analysis, as it defines the level of deference applied to the proceedings below.  Neither trial court error nor sufficiency of th...

Habeas Corpus Toolkit

10/21/2013
Conference / CLE

This paper is designed to provide trial judges with a step-by-step framework to effectively and efficiently manage an Article 11.07 post-conviction habeas corpus docket by examining: applicable pro...

PDR Paper Criminal Appeals Conference 2013

10/21/2013
Conference / CLE

A procedural explanation of the granting and processing of Petitions for Discretionary Review.

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P. O. Box 13046
Austin, Texas 78711-3046

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209 W. 14th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone

(512) 463-1660

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