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Maciel v. Texas (original by judge mcclure iii)  
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: PD-0753-20

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Bethany Maciel was convicted by jury of driving while intoxicated (DWI) with an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more, a Class A misdemeanor. The trial court assessed punishment at twenty days in jail and...

Lozano v. Texas (original by judge hervey)  
Date: October 6, 2021
Docket Number: PD-1319-19

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning hours of September 26, 2015, Appellant Carlos Lozano shot and killed Jorge Hinojos in the parking lot outside Pockets Billiards and Fun in El Paso. Appellant went to Pockets to meet Fernanda Avila, w...

Roland v. Texas (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: PD-0035-21

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jerod Roland pled no contest to official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor. The court of appeals held that the county court at law had no jurisdiction over the case because district courts and criminal district...

Do v. Texas (original by presiding judge keller)  
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: PD-0556-20

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Phi Van Do was charged with DWI. A first-time DWI is a Class B misdemeanor unless the Stat also proves that an analysis of a specimen of the person’s blood, breath or urine showed an alcohol concentration of 0....

Hernandez v. Texas (original by judge keel)  
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: PD-0790-20

Justia Opinion Summary: At his trial for aggravated sexual assault of a child, Appellant Roberto Hernandez unsuccessfully sought jury instructions on lesser offenses of indecency with a child. The court of appeals reversed the trial court’s rul...

Texas v. Lopez (original by judge richardson)  
Date: September 29, 2021
Docket Number: PD-1291-18

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Martin Lopez spend 112 days in jail on felony charges, that was reduced after 85 days to a Class A misdemeanor. After the trial court granted Appellee’s motion for speedy trial and dismissed the case, the State...

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