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  • Evidently they do!  It is rarely a good idea to try to pull something over the eyes of the Court.

  • Love, Hate, and AVVO Generally attorneys do not like AVVO. I pay AVVO to advertise for me and it has produced a few clients, but, generally, I think it is a disservice to the public and is a burden to attorneys. A link to a blog post that sees AVVO differently is included at the […]

  • 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)   Law Texas law once required sentence enhancement allegations to be included in an indictment in order to be valid. Ex parte Patterson, […]

  • Authentication of Electronically Recorded Statement Goal: Prevent Defendant’s Confessions from Coming into Evidence Strategy: During trial take the State’s witness who is being offered to authenticate the defendant’s statement on voir dire and challenge the witness to see if he/she is qualified to authenticate the statements focusing on Article 38.22, §3(a)(3) and using Article 38.22, […]

  • In Dallas County, a special court is devoted to hearing and granting protective orders.  Usually the applicant (the person seeking the protective order) will be represented by the District Attorney’s Office.  A respondent will have to represent him/herself or retain counsel—counsel will not be appointed by the Court.  This Court probably provides the minimal required […]

  • Perfectly balanced scale.

    Background: Article 38.072, §2(a)(3) permits an outcry witness to provide hearsay testimony concerning sexual abuse. The statute applies only in prosecutions of specified sexual offenses if committed against a child younger than 14 years of age or a disabled person. TEX. CODE CRIM. PROC. art. 38.072, § 1. Main Ways to Prevent Proffered Witness from […]