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CURIPOMA, JESUS ALBERTO GUZMAN

06/22/2022

Kinney County’s Ground for Review“The Court of Appeals Erred by Basing its Opinion on the Holdings of the Habeas Court Without Determining Whether Such Holdings Were Correct.” Grounds Granted on the Court’s Own Motion1. “[W]hether the Kinney County Attorney was authorized to file a State’s appea...

DELAROSA, FRANCISCO JR.

1. “Did the Court of Appeals err in finding that the evidence was sufficient to convict Delarosa of Sexual Assault? a. Did the Court of Appeals err in finding that minority is a mental defect rendering consent invalid for the purposes of Sexual Assault? b. Did the Court of Appeals err in findin...

MASSEY, JAMES

06/22/2022

(1) “When a defendant commits a new offense immediately following an illegal search or seizure, does the new offense cease to be an intervening circumstance attenuating taint unless it is violent and/or unforeseen?” (2) “Is an officer in a public place not in a ‘lawful place’ under a plain view ...

HUGHES, DARREN TRAMMELL

06/08/2022

“The Fourteenth Court erred by holding that the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause applied to probation revocation proceedings. This holding conflicts with published holdings from four Texas courts of appeals and nine federal circuit courts, and with the federal Supreme Court’s explicit stateme...

SLEDGE, DONNELL

(1) “Must a defendant be acquitted if the trial court grants a motion for new trial alleging only that ‘the verdict is contrary to the law and evidence’ and the State does not appeal?”  (2) “Was it so certain that a first jury’s ‘not true’ findings survive the granting of a new trial and collate...

TORRES, SEBASTIAN

“Is a child’s statement to police inadmissible if a magistrate begins the process to determine voluntariness under Tex. Fam. Code § 51.095(f) but never finishes it?”

REED, CHRISTOPHER BRIAN

03/16/2022

“The court of appeals erred in finding egregious harm, where the record is clear that the jury understood that a conviction for the lesser included offense of attempted sexual assault would be based on Appellant’s attempted penetration of the victim’s sexual organ by Appellant’s sexual organ.”

GREEN, MAXIE dba A-to-Z BAIL BONDS

03/02/2022

“The  Second  Court  of  Appeals’s  opinion  that  draws  a  determinative  distinction under  article  22.02  of  the  Texas  Code  of  Criminal  Procedure  between  the  calling of  a  defendant’s  name  at  a  “courtroom  door”  as  opposed  to  a  “courthouse  door” conflicts  with  every  ot...