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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

Petition filed by SPA icondenotes a petition filed by SPA

SIMS, CHRISTIAN

02/14/2018

1. “The Court of Appeals erred by ruling that under Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 38.23(a), violations of the Federal Stored Communication Act (“SCA”) and Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Art. 18.21 do not requi...

FINEBERG, LISA ANN, PD-1024/25-17

02/07/2018

"Did the Fifth Court of Appeals err by holding and determining that the State had a compelling interest in protecting children, including Fineberg's biological children, from sexual exploitation wi...

GOLLIDAY, JOSHUA

02/07/2018

1. “Did the majority opinion correctly hold that TEX.R.EVID. 103 trumps TEX.R.APP. P. 33.1 and relieves an appellant of the need to have informed the trial court of the legal basis for admitting th...

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.

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

12/29/2017
Other

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

85th Legislature Statutory Construction Cases Update

08/09/2017
Other

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

Courting the Court: Petitions for Discretionary Review

05/11/2017
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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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