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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

FEBUS, ALBERT JUNIOR

02/03/2016

"The evidence is insufficient to support the conviction for the felony offense of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements since the evidence conclusively establishes a reasona...

HANKSTON, GAREIC JERARD

02/03/2016

"Did the Court of Appeals err when it 'utilize[d] Fourth Amendment precedent' in determining Art. 1 Section 9 of the Texas Constitution was not violated when the State obtained Appellant's cell pho...

METTS, ANTHONY AUSTIN

02/03/2016

"The Eleventh Court of Appeals erred in holding that a district judge who presided over a probation revocation proceeding, adjudicated guilt, and assessed a prison sentence was not constitutionally...

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.

PDR Paper Criminal Appeals Conference 2015

05/27/2015
Conference / CLE

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

TOP TEN CRIMINAL CASES

05/15/2015
Conference / CLE

This paper addresses the top ten criminal cases from April of 2014 thru early April of 2015, evenly divided between U.S. Supreme Court opinions and Court of Criminal Appeals' opinions.  Like beauty...

PENDING ISSUES AT THE SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS

04/24/2015
Conference / CLE

Knowing the issues the high courts will decide in the near future gives prosecutors and defense attorneys a head start in the trial and appellate courts, enabling them to raise similar issues.  Thi...

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

Physical Address

209 W. 14th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone

(512) 463-1660

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(512) 463-5724