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Joe Antonio Luna v. The State of Texas

Eastland, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Joe Antonio Luna with a DWI charge.



The jury convicted Joe Antonio Luna of the offense of felony driving while
intoxicated as enhanced by two prior misdemeanor DWI convictions: one from 1980
and the other from 1989. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. §§ 49.04, 49.09(b)(2). ... More...
   $0 (02-27-2021 - TX)

Paul David Doughtery v. The State of Texas

Waco, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Paul David Doughtery with an Aggravated Assault charge.




Appellant has filed one notice of appeal challenging his convictions in Trial Court
Case Number 2017-1407-C2. The appeal therefore bears one cause number—appellate
cause number 10-19-00021-CR.
Appellant... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Ricardo Tobias

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Ricardo Tobias with a indecency with a child by contact charge.



At the State’s request, the trial court took up Tobias’s motion to suppress evidence
after the jury had been selected and just before the jury was to be sworn. Tobias's motion
to suppress alleged tha... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

Paul David Doughtery v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Paul David Doughtery with an Aggravated Assault charge.



Appellant has filed one notice of appeal challenging his convictions in Trial Court
Case Number 2017-1407-C2. The appeal therefore bears one cause number—appellate
cause number 10-19-00021-CR.
Appellant’... More...
   $0 (02-25-2021 - TX)

Alejo Vargas v. The State of Texas

Waco, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Alejo Vargas with a Evading Arrest charge.



In his first issue, Vargas argues that the trial court should have excluded a video
recording of his oral statements made to police because he did not make a knowing,
intelligent, and voluntary waiver of his statutory and co... More...
   $0 (02-24-2021 - TX)

Robert Alan Cordray v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Robert Alan Cordray with a Theft charge.



On July 15, 2019, the day trial began, Cordray filed a handwritten motion for
a sixty-day continuance, in which he sought a continuance “so that he may be
evaluated[,] and his competency and sanity assessed.” Cordray... More...
   $0 (02-24-2021 - TX)

Traylin Coty Watkins v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Traylin Coty Watkins with an Evading Arrest charge.



Officer Isiah Volrie, a patrol officer with the Beaumont Police Department,
testified that he was wearing his department-issued police uniform and was on patrol
in his marked patrol car on September 16, 2017, whe... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - TX)

Dustin Ray Sanders v. The State of Texas

Beaumont, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Dustin Ray Sanders with an Assault charge.



We first discuss the background of Sanders’ case, presenting the evidence in
the light most favorable to the jury’s verdict.2 The evidence before the jury in the
trial shows that in December 2017, Sanders and Hannah ... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - TX)

Oscar Cerna v. The State of Texas

Amarillo, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Oscar Cerna with a Murder charge.



The minimal record before this court reflects that Appellant was indicted for
murder.1 On November 30, 2020, the trial court issued a bench order purportedly raising
the amount of his bail to $250,000. The bench order was filed with ... More...
   $0 (02-21-2021 - TX)

Ex parte Christopher McManus

Amarillo, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Christopher McManus with an Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motion to Set Reasonable Bond.



McManus was charged with felony evading arrest in cause number 12,053.1 That
matter was called for trial in April 2016. McManus failed to appear at that trial and, as a... More...
   $0 (02-21-2021 - TX)

Marcus Reed v. The State of Texas

Amarillo, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Marcus Reed with an Official Oppression charge.



As previously mentioned, appellant was convicted of official oppression and
aggravated perjury. He argued that his conviction for official oppression was “factually”
insufficient because the text messages utilized ... More...
   $0 (02-20-2021 - TX)

Calvin Lyons v. The State of Texas

Texarkana, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Calvin Lyons with a Aggravated Sexual Assault charge.



In his sole issue on appeal, Lyons contends that Section 22.021(a)(2)(B) of the Texas
Penal Code, which made him strictly liable for having sex with a child under the age of fourteen,
violated his right to du... More...
   $0 (02-19-2021 - TX)

Dontarious Jamal Scott v. The State of Texas

Dallas, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Dontarious Jamal Scott with a Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children charge.



1. Notice in the Indictment
In his first issue, appellant argues the indictment against him for continuous
–2–
sexual abuse of a child was inadequate under Texas law beca... More...
   $0 (02-18-2021 - TX)

Parker Ray Morgan v. The State of Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Parker Ray Morgan with seeking to appeal the trial court’s order modifying the conditions of his deferred adjudication community supervision..



Appellant seeks to appeal the trial court’s order modifying the conditions of his deferred
adjudication community su... More...
   $0 (02-16-2021 - TX)

Manuel Michael Garcia v. The State of Texas

San Antonio, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Manuel Michael Garcia with a Capital Murder charge.



On February 18, 2015, Garcia hit several people at several different locations with the
vehicle he was driving, causing injuries to multiple people and two deaths. The State charged him
04-19-00775-CR
-... More...
   $0 (02-15-2021 - TX)

Jereme Rucker v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Jereme Rucker with an Aggravated Assault charge.



The evidence presented at trial1
The State charged Rucker with intentionally or knowingly threatening Desiree
Gonzalez with imminent bodily injury and using a deadly weapon during the commission of the
offense. At tr... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

William Black v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented William Black with an Aggravated Assault charge.



The evidence at trial showed that through Backpage, an online escort service,
appellant arranged to have a “car date” with nineteen-year-old Jane Doe, who was engaged in
prostitution. They agreed to meet at a bar in... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

Ty Lee Whitfield v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Ty Lee Whitfield with a Aggravated Robbery charge.



The jury heard evidence that, on August 2, 2016, John Moore was robbed in an
HEB parking lot in Buda, Texas. Around 2:00 p.m. that day, Moore parked his Ford F-150 “club
cab” truck away from other vehicles in the ... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

Appellant, The State of Texas// Cross-Appellant, Saul Jaquez v. Appellee, Saul Jaquez// Cross-Appellee, The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Saul Jaquez with a Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence charge.



While on patrol, Officer Joshua Esquivel of the Bulverde Police Department saw
a vehicle that appeared to be speeding. Officer Esquivel testified that he stopped the vehicle
after he “activat... More...
   $0 (02-14-2021 - TX)

Tallion Kyle Taylor v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Tallion Kyle Taylor with a Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography charge.




After appellant’s ex-wife reported to the police that appellant had threatened, via
a cell phone text message, to disclose an intimate photograph of her, see Tex. Penal Code
§ 21.1... More...
   $0 (02-13-2021 - TX)

Dustin Ray Randig v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Dustin Ray Randig with a Delivery of a Controlled Substance charge.



In the early morning hours of September 14, 2017, Deputy Jeremy Jones of the
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling Highway 95. He pulled over a car with a
malfunctioning headlight and fou... More...
   $0 (02-13-2021 - TX)

Freddy Uceta v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Freddy Uceta with an Aggravated Assault charge.



Uceta’s aggravated-assault charge stemmed from his attack on Detrick Dortch
when they were both inmates at the Bell County Jail.1
Jail guard David Guerra testified that on
the night of the offense, he was preparing... More...
   $0 (02-13-2021 - TX)

Sharon Denise Sanders v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Sharon Denise Sanders with a Driving While Intoxicated charge.




Sanders was arrested for DWI and did not consent to provide a blood
specimen. Based on the arresting officer’s probable-cause affidavit, a search warrant
issued authorizing the seizure of Sande... More...
   $0 (02-13-2021 - TX)

Israel Cardoso-Reyna v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Israel Cardoso-Reyna with aProstitution charge.



In November 2015, appellant was driving through an area in southeast Austin
when he pulled over to talk to a woman standing on the side of the road. He agreed to pay her
$20 in return for oral sex. The woman—an under... More...
   $0 (02-12-2021 - TX)

In re Guadalupe Padilla

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Guadalupe Padilla with an Appeal from an Order Denying DNA Testing.



In 2002, a jury found Padilla guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child and
indecency with a child by sexual contact for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s eleven-year-old
daughter in 1994, see... More...
   $0 (02-12-2021 - TX)

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