Appeals & Legal News

Dealing with Late Notifications of Intent to Enhance

Late Notice of Enhancement and Ways to Deal with It Key cases: Villescas v. State, 189 S.W.3d 290 (Tex. Crim. App. 2006) Pelache v. State, 324 S.W.3d 568 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010)   Texas LawTexas law once required sentence enhancement allegations to be included in...

Overcharging Defendants

Even if a defendant is guilty of some offense it often is not the offense that the State charged him with. This article is an example of successfully addressing this issue on appeal. Article HereContact Me About Your Case Contact me for a consultation to...

Criminal Appeals

Criminal Appeal Lawyer I represent clients on all levels of criminal offenses.  The list below contains a list of some of the offenses for which I have represented clients.  The list is not complete nor is it always updated with my most recent briefs.  This is...

DACA Oral Arguments

This morning the Supreme Court is hearing a case on DACA. The consolidated cases ask whether the termination of the DACA program violated the Administrative Procedures Act. People slept in the cold to be in line so that they could hear some or all of the oral argument...

Staff Attorney Positions at the Dallas Court of Appeals

The Dallas Court of Appeals has two positions open for staff attorneys. I worked as a briefing attorney for the First Court of Appeals. I had a staff attorney above me but we had similar responsibilities. Each week each of us was assigned a case. We were given the...

Opinion from the Court of Criminal Appeals on TRAP 34.6

Interesting opinion by the Court of Criminal Appeals on Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure (TRAP) 34.6.  The case concerned a hearing that the parties believed had been transcribed by the court reporter. According to the Court "[t]he trial court held a hearing on...

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