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OSPA Offers Practically Free Traffic-Stop Training for Rural Law Enforcement

Assistant State Prosecuting Attorney John R. Messinger will conduct a 4-hour presentation covering 4th Amendment issues with a focus on traffic stops. Read more...

THOMAS, KEITHRICK

11/22/2017

“Has a Fourth Amendment violation occurred, where a police officer approaches a vehicle passenger, after the passenger has exited the vehicle, and conducts a warrantless search of the passenger’s pockets, in the driveway of the passenger’s house?”

LEE, JOHN

11/15/2017

1. “The Court of Appeals decided an important question of state law in a way that conflicts with applicable decisions of the Court of Criminal Appeals when it found the State’s opening argument to constitute error.” 2. “The Court of Appeals decided an important question of state law in a way tha...

RAMJATTANSINGH, JASON

11/15/2017

1. “Does the filing of a charging instrument containing non-statutory language prohibit the appellate court from considering the hypothetically correct jury charge in a sufficiency review?” 2. “Did the First Court of Appeals sit as a thirteenth juror when holding that a two-hour interval between...

RHOMER, WILLIAM

11/08/2017

(1) “Did the appellate court, in affirming the trial court’s decision to admit the police officer’s expert testimony despite the officer acknowledging he had no requisite qualifications in motorcycle accident reconstruction, violate Texas Rule of Evidence 702?” (2) “In relying on Nenno, instead ...

EX PARTE GARCIA, SAMUEL OSVALDO

11/01/2017

“Is a claim that counsel misadvised a defendant about the deportation consequences associated with a guilty plea cognizable on habeas despite Ex parte De Los Reyes’ holding that Padilla does not apply retroactively on habeas?”

FRASER, MARIAN

11/01/2017

“Can the felonies of reckless or criminally negligent injury to a child or recklessor criminally negligent child endangerment underlie a felony-murder convictionwhen the act underlying the felony and the act clearly dangerous to human life are one and the same?”

HANSON, CRISPEN

11/01/2017

1. “Where, regardless of whether the shock-probation order was ‘original’ or ‘amended,’ because it is a type of order identified as appealable under the plain language of article 44.01, and because the State’s notice of appeal was filed within 20 days from the amended order’s entry, the Eighth Co...

ARROYO, DAVID

10/25/2017

1.  “In light of significant statutory changes, does Nelson v. State have continued validity when interpreting § 21.11 of the Texas Penal Code?” 2.  “Under § 21.11 of the Texas Penal Code, what is a ‘breast’?”