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Shortt v. Texas (original by judge yeary)  
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: PD-0597-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Bernard Shortt attempted to appeal an order granting him so-called “shock” community supervision under former Article 42.12, Section 6(a) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. In that attempted appeal, he sought t...

Wagner v. Texas (original by judge alcala)  
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: PD-0659-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Penal Code Section 25.07(a)(2)(A), the State may prosecute an individual who has intentionally or knowingly communicated in a “threatening or harassing manner” with another person in violation of a judicially issue...

Febus v. Texas (original by judge newell)  
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: PD-1369-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Albert Febus was a registered sex offender. He voluntarily signed a change-of-address form listing his new address as an apartment at “6110 Glenmont” even though he never intended to live there. Months later, w...

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