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Latest Pending PDR Case Summaries

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VELASQUEZ, VICTORIA MARI

06/29/2016

1. "Did the State of Texas properly preserve error for lack of notice of a pre-trial hearing pursuant to Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art 28.01 when in truth they objected merely to the evidentiary charac...

PRUETT, JEFFERY LYNN

06/22/2016

"Is fire a deadly weapon when Good-Samaritan neighbors and firefighters were in the "zone of danger" and had to take 'evasive action' to contain and extinguish nearby flaming vegetation and a burni...

ALLEN, RODNEY WAYNE

06/08/2016

1. "The majority of the court of appeals erred in holding that Appellant failed to preserve error in the exclusion of evidence of Diles's prior convictions, his physical abuse of Castillo, and his ...

Latest Publications

Disclaimer: The legal authorities cited in these papers was current as of the date of their distribution or publication. Because the law is in a continuous state of change, attorneys should exercise due diligence by checking the currentness and completeness of governing legal authorities (i.e., Shepardizing and Keyciting) and applicable statewide and local rules of appellate procedure.

Blood-Draw and Traffic Offense Decisions

03/21/2016
Conference / CLE

This presentation was prepared by Stacey M. Soule for the 2016 Traffic Safety Initiative Conference.

Overview of Court of Criminal Appeals Decisions, 2015

02/01/2016
Conference / CLE

This paper was prepared as an overview of the Court of Criminal Appeals decisions from 2015 and presented at the 2016 Criminal Justice Conference.

Overview of Court of Criminal Appeals Decisions, 2015

02/01/2016
Conference / CLE

This presentation was prepared by Stacey M. Soule for the 2016 Criminal Justice Conference. It gives an overview of the Court of Criminal Appeals decisions from the 2015 term.

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Austin, Texas 78711-3046

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Austin, Texas 78701

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