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Metts v. Texas (original by judge yeary)  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: PD-1054-15, PD-1055-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Appellant Anthony Metts pled guilty to two charges of sexual assault of a child and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for each offense. Before Appellant entered his plea, he and a prosecu...

Walker v. Texas (original by judge johnson)  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: PD-1430-14, PD-1429-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Kenneth and Shelley Walker were charged with and convicted of causing injury to a child when they were alleged to have immersed their granddaughter's feet in scalding hot water, causing her to suffer second-de...

Moore v. Texas (original by judge meyers)  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: PD-1634-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Aaron Moore was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Although he was 16 years old at the time of the offense, charges were not filed until after his 18 birthday. Because Appellant was over 18 year...

Texas v. Copeland (original by judge hervey)  
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: PD-1549-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Shirley Copeland was charged with possession of a dangerous drug after police searched the vehicle she was in and found prescription pain medication in a plastic bag. She filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the sear...

Texas v. Cortez (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: PD-1652-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Holding that a traffic stop was illegal, the trial court granted a motion to suppress. One of the State’s arguments on appeal was that, if the police officer was mistaken about whether appellee Jose Cortez had committed...

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