Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Queeman v. Texas (original by judge alcala)  
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: PD-0215-16

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Robert Queeman was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after failing to prevent his van from colliding with another vehicle, which resulted in the death of a passenger in the other vehicle. The court of...

Hopper v. Texas (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: PD-0703-16

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the issue before the Court of Criminal Appeals was how a trial court should weigh a defendant’s failure to exercise his right to a speedy trial under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers when analyzing a c...

Hopper v. Texas (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: PD-0703-16

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Stephen Hopper was indicted in 1993 for an offense that he committed in Texas, but his trial did not take place until 2015. During most of that period of time, he was incarcerated in Nebraska for crimes he had...

Moore v. Texas (original by judge yeary)  
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: PD-1056-16

Justia Opinion Summary: While driving intoxicated, Appellant Harold Moore rear-ended another car that was stopped at a red light, causing the driver and passenger bodily injury, but not serious bodily injury. The trial court found that Appellan...

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