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GUTHRIE-NAIL, VERA

09/13/2017

1.  “The Court of Appeals erred in dismissing this case for want of jurisdiction, because ‘no written appealable order’ existed when in fact the original judgment, nunc pro tunc, provided the Court of Appeals with a written appealable order.” 2.  “The Court of Appeals erred in giving this appeal...

GARCIA, JOEL

09/13/2017

1. “The court of appeals erred by applying a de novo standard of review to the trial court’s granting of Appellee’s motion to suppress evidence, failing to give ‘almost total deference’ to the trial court’s findings of fact to support its conclusion that no exigent circumstances existed.” 2. “Th...

ETTE, EDDIE OFFIONG

09/13/2017

“The court of appeals erred in affirming a fine included in the judgment which had not been orally pronounced by the trial court at sentencing.”

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?”

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?"

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?”

OLIVA, JOSE

07/26/2017

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

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...