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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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1. “The Appellate Court Improperly Reviewed the Legal Sufficiency of the Evidence Against Chambers pursuant to § 37.10 of the Texas Penal Code when it Refused to Acknowledge that the Texas Commissi...



“The lower court erred in holding that an indictment for criminal attempt is fundamentally defective when it does not allege the constituent elements of the underlying offense attempted.”



“Are misstatements during a plea colloquy that a defendant’s sentences could be stacked enough to render a defendant’s plea involuntary without any record of what the defendant knew and why he plea...

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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.

Ellis, No. 10-17-00047-CR, Amicus


Ellis, No. 10-17-00047-CR, Amicus Brief Defending "Revenge Porn" Statute from First Amendment Challenge

85th Legislature Statutory Construction Cases Update


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

Courting the Court: Petitions for Discretionary Review

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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Austin, Texas 78711-3046

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Austin, Texas 78701


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