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Latest Pending PDR Case Summaries

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INGRAM, EX PARTE ADAM WAYNE

08/24/2016

"Whether the Fourth Court of Appeals erred by failing to recognize and apply the analysis of the United States Supreme Court and this Court's past rulings under the First, Fifth, Sixth and Fourteen...

RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT

07/27/2016

"Does the submission of an instruction on transferred intent entitle a defendant to an instruction on mistake of fact even if the greater offense does not have any additional culpable mental state ...

VANDYKE, ROGER DALE

07/27/2016

"Did the court of appeals err in holding that the savings clause of S.B. 746 violated the separation of power clause of the Texas Constitution so even though Appellant's appeal was pending when the...

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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(512) 463-1660

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(512) 463-5724