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UKWUACHU, SAMUEL

09/13/2017

1. “The Court of Appeals misapplied the standard of review for admission of evidence under Rule 412 and 107 in a manner that so far departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings as to call for an exercise of the Court of Criminal Appeals’ power of supervision.” 2. “The Cour...

Ex parte GARRELS, ELIZABETH ANN

08/23/2017

“Has a defendant who did not object to a trial court’s declaration of mistrial, despite an adequate opportunity to do so, impliedly consented to the mistrial?”

ROGERS, WILLIAM

08/23/2017

"Did the 13th Court of Appeals err in the analysis of 'harm' in this case and in finding any error harmless?"

SMITH, FERNANDO

08/23/2017

“When a defendant files a timely notice of appeal from a judgment adjudicating his guilt and is later placed on shock community supervision, to complain on appeal about a condition of that community supervision must he file a new notice of appeal?”

DELACRUZ, GEORGE

07/26/2017

1. “In a murder case, where there is no body, no direct evidence of a death and no direct evidence to show that Petitioner acted either intentionally or knowingly in causing the alleged victim’s death or acted with intent to cause serious bodily injury and committed an act clearly dangerous to hu...

NISBETT, REX ALLEN

07/26/2017

1. “In the absence of a body, must the State prove the ‘fatal act of violence’ in order to convict someone of murder?” 2. “The court of appeals reviewed both the evidence and the elements of the offense in sequential, piecemeal fashion rather than cumulatively, and failed to respect the jury’s p...

OLIVA, JOSE

07/26/2017

“In DWI-second-offender cases, is a prior DWI conviction an offense element or a punishment enhancement?”

CARSON, GARY

1. “Is a waiver of the right to appeal following a plea of guilty without a recommended sentence invalid because the defendant could not know that an error would occur at the punishment phase?” 2. “Is the State’s waiver of its right to a jury trial adequate consideration to uphold a defendant’s ...