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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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Lisa C. McMinn will be retired effective December 5, 2016.
The Court has appointed Stacey M. (Goldstein) Soule as SPA, effective December 6, 2016.

 

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Latest Pending PDR Case Summaries

Petition filed by SPA icondenotes a petition filed by SPA

PRINE, ALVIN WESLEY

11/09/2016

1. "When the record is silent as to defense counsel's reasons for calling witnesses in support of jury-ordered probation, has the presumption of reasonable strategy been rebutted?" 2. "If the reaso...

BOHANNAN, MICHAEL WAYNE

11/02/2016

"Can a conviction for violating a civil commitment order be upheld when the underlying commitment order has been reversed on appeal?"

WILLIAMS, JUSTIN TIRRELL

11/02/2016

1. "This ground of review assumes that a separate $5 court cost for releasing a defendant from jail is appropriate. The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's assessment of a $5 cost for 'releas...

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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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