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RAMIREZ-TAMAYO, ELVIS ELVIS

01/25/2017

"The court of appeals ignored the law governing the review of suppression rulings by, inter alia, considering the circumstances in isolation, focusing on their innocent nature, and generally failing to defer to the fact-finder." "Under what circumstances is a reviewing court permitted to ignor...

SANCHEZ, REINALDO

01/25/2017

"The Thirteenth Court of Appeals erred in its application of Arizona v. Gant, in that it did not apply the totality of the circumstances when determining the validity of the search incident to arrest."

LEE, RONALD EARL, JR.

01/11/2017

"The 11th Court of Appeals panel erred by not addressing Appellant's argument in Appellant's Issue Number Two that evidence of an act committed in another state which did not violate a Texas penal law at the time of its commission, did not provide sufficient evidence to fulfil the statutory requi...

MOORE, HAROLD MICHAEL

12/07/2016

"Did the Second Court of Appeals err in misapplying the Jackson v. Virginia legal sufficiency standard by holding evidence the Appellant was intoxicated, caused a wreck with a stationary occupied vehicle, and disregarded a red light was legally insufficient to support a finding the Appellant's ...

GIBSON, JOHNTAY

11/23/2016

"When the basis for trial counsel's objection to the admission of the appellant's videotaped custodial statement was apparent at trial, the reviewing court should not avoid addressing that apparent issue by holding the appellant's argument on appeal does not comport with counsel's trial objection...

CAHILL, DAVID WAYNE

11/09/2016

"Is a theory of law offered to prove a violation of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act timely presented if made for the first time in a motion for new trial?" "Is a county employee who retrieves the prosecuting officer's mail its agent for service of an inmate's request for trial under ...

PRINE, ALVIN WESLEY

11/09/2016

"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?" "If the reasonableness presumption was rebutted, did defense counsel render ineffective assistance in calling witnes...

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?"