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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

HUDSON, CYNTHIA ANN

06/25/2014

APPELLANT'S GROUND FOR REVIEW: "The Court of Appeals erred by holding that the trial court did not err by failing to submit an instruction on the lesser included offense of manslaughter." STATE'S G...

SMITH, FREDICHEE DOUGLAS

06/25/2014

STATE'S GROUNDS: 1. "The court of appeals erred in holding that the sufficiency of the evidence justifying the assessment of court costs should be based on the clerk's 'bill of costs' rather than o...

KACHEL, DONNIE LEROY

06/18/2014

"The Court of Appeals erred in holding that the trial court was not required to give a lesser-included instruction."

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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Austin, Texas 78711-3046

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Austin, Texas 78701

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