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Texas v. Hill (original by judge richardson)  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: PD-0022-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Albert G. Hill III and his wife Erin were indicted in 2011 for making false and misleading written statements to Omni American Bank when procuring a $500,000 home-equity loan in 2009. Within six months, the Stat...

Stevenson v. Texas (original by judge keasler)  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: PD-0122-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Eric Stevenson was convicted by jury of three counts of violating a sexually violent predator civil-commitment order. On appeal, Stevenson argued: that the trial court lacked jurisdiction; the judge erred in denying his...

Furr v. Texas (original by judge hervey)  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: PD-0212-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Chris Furr was charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found heroin on him while patting him down for weapons. He moved to suppress, arguing that he was illegally stopped and frisked. The...

Totten v. Texas (original by judge keasler)  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: PD-0483-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The court of appeals held that, because there was a factual dispute whether the vehicle appellant Ruben Totten was riding in and pulled over was the same vehicle involved in a traffic violation, the trial judge erred in...

Tate v. Texas (original by judge hervey)  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: PD-0730-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Dallas Carl Tate was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to two years’ confinement. The court of appeals reversed his conviction, holding that there was insufficient evidence to prove that...

Ex parte Harvin (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: WR-72,328-03

Justia Opinion Summary: Applicant Clifton Harvin was placed on deferred adjudication for aggravated sexual assault. He tried unsuccessfully to have his community supervision terminated early, and he was later adjudicated guilty. Prior to applic...

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