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Stacey M. Soule, State Prosecuting Attorney 

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

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BOYETT, CRYSTAL

10/18/2017

“The court of appeals erred in affirming the trial court's judgment because the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to satisfy the statutory standard of ‘some evidence’ necessary to require ...

BEHAM, RODERICK

10/04/2017

1.  “Is expert opinion testimony that a defendant holds himself out as a gang member—without proof he is one—relevant to sentencing?” 2.  “In assessing harm, did the court of appeals err in failin...

LANG, TERRI REGINA

10/04/2017

1. “May this Court adhere to a rule that refuses to allow the consideration of legislative history to interpret a statute unless the statute is ambiguous, when the Legislature states that legislati...

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.

85th Legislature Statutory Construction Cases Update

08/09/2017
Other

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Statutory Construction Update, 2016-2017 Term For the 85th Texas Legislature

Courting the Court: Petitions for Discretionary Review

05/11/2017
Conference / CLE

2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2017

Petitions for Discretionary Review: Strategies and Pending Issues (Powerpoint)

05/11/2017
Conference / CLE

2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, May 10-12, 2017

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Mailing Address

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

Physical Address

209 W. 14th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone

(512) 463-1660

Fax

(512) 463-5724