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WATKINS, RALPH

12/05/2018

“While reviewing a violation of the Michael Morton Act, the Court of Appeals erred in its materiality analysis.”

TIMMINS, TROY ALLEN

11/21/2018

“In an issue of first impression, did the court of appeals correctly determine that the evidence is legally sufficient to support a conviction for ‘failure to appear & bail jumping’ when a trial court revokes a defendant’s bail in open court, remands the defendant to jail, and the defendant f...

STAHMANN, KARL

10/10/2018

1. “Where this Court and other appellate courts have found evidence sufficient to support an ‘alteration’ under the tampering statute when an item’s physical or geographical location is changed, did Stahmann err in failing to uphold Appellant’s tampering conviction based on his undisputed ‘altera...

BELTRAN DE LA TORRE, LISANDRO

10/03/2018

1. “The Court of Appeals erred in holding the trial court did not improperly comment on the evidence by providing a jury instruction on ‘joint possession’ that added to the statutory definition of ‘possession.’” 2. “The Court of Appeals erred in alternatively holding it was not error to refuse A...

DIRUZZO, JOSEPH

09/26/2018

1. “When a statute, Section 165.152 of the Texas Occupations Code, generally proscribes conduct that is also proscribed by a more specific statute, Section 165.153 providing for a lesser range of punishment, is it a violation of due process and due course of law to punish the offender in accordan...

ADAMS, EX PARTE BRANDON JOSEPH

09/12/2018

“When a defendant is acquitted on a defense of a third person theory after stabbing a person engaged in a fight with a friend, does the collateral estoppel component of the Double Jeopardy Clause as articulated in Ashe v. Swenson and this Court’s opinions bar his subsequent prosecution for stabbi...

BURG, JAMES

09/12/2018

Does a failure to object to a driver’s license suspension at trial bar complaint on appeal?

COUTHREN, DONALD

09/12/2018

“The opinion of the court of appeals is in conflict with opinions of this Court holding there must be evidence of dangerous or reckless operation of a vehicle to support a finding it was used as a deadly weapon and the occurrence of a collision or consumption of alcohol do not establish those ele...