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Declaratory Judgment Law
 
James Aaron Edwards v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered a guilty plea to the offense of fraud with the intent to obtain a controlled substance. In accordance with a plea bargain agreement, the trial court sentenced appellant on October 26, 2012 to two years’ deferred adjudication, a $100 fine and six days in the Harris County Jail as a condition of probation. On March 22, 2016, the trial court ordered an extension of appellant’s commu... More...   $0 (06-28-2016 - TX)

Brittney Stiles v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered into an agreement with the State in which she pleaded guilty to the third degree felony offense of assault on a public servant in exchange for a recommendation that she be placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for two years. The trial court signed a deferred adjudication order in accordance with her plea agreement.
The State first moved to adjudicate appel... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - TX)

Johnny Zavala v. The State of Texas

A jury found appellant, Johnny Zavala, guilty of driving while intoxicated. The trial court assessed punishment at 180 days in county jail, probated for 15 months. In his sole appellate issue, appellant contends the trial court erred by permitting a State’s witness to testify regarding the effects of alcohol on the body. We affirm.
The trial court held a hearing outside the jury’s presence ... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - TX)

Carlos Jose Caceres v. The State of Texas

This case concerns medical supplies and equipment owned by a hospital but found in a nearby medical clinic. Appellant is a medical sales representative who sold products to both facilities.
The supplies and equipment involved are Essure devices and hysteroscopes. An Essure device is a type of birth control inserted into the Fallopian tube. A hysteroscope is a surgical instrument used to look ... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - TX)

Alvin Pinkney v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted appellant as follows:
ALVIN PINKNEY, on or about the 17th day of March, 2014 and anterior to the presentment of this indictment in the County of Galveston and State of Texas, did then and there, while using a vehicle, intentionally flee from Officer Johnson, a person the defendant knew was a peace officer who was attempting lawfully to arrest or detain the defendant. ENH... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - TX)

Trey Foster v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered guilty pleas to two counts of aggravated assault as a result of a shooting at Lone Star College. According to the PSI, three of the shooting victims were transported to the hospital. One of the victims identified Carlton Berry as being the suspect who shot him. Berry, who was wounded during the shooting, identified appellant as his accomplice. Berry told authorities that appellan... More...   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Michael Lee Grimm v. The State of Texas

Police received a report of suspicious activity at a hotel. When they arrived at the hotel, police were taken to a room, where they found torn pieces of paper, including stationary that contained a date of birth, a social security number, and an address. The room was registered to a woman named Jennifer, but payment had been arranged by appellant. Neither Jennifer nor appellant was present when po... More...   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Mark Edward Bolles v. The State of Texas

On February 14, 2014, appellant entered the Corpus Christi Library and used one
of the computers available to library patrons to browse the internet. Alex Hatley, the
library’s technology manager, noticed appellant viewing images of “what looked like
partially clothed individuals.” Hatley testified that he told a secretary to contact law
enforcement because the images appeare... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Jose Francisco Escamilla v. The State of Texas

Appellant Jose Francisco Escamilla appeals from the trial court’s interlocutory
order denying his motion to suppress. The denial of a motion to suppress may not be
appealed until after the final judgment is entered. McKown v. State, 915 S.W.2d 160, 161
(Tex. App.—Fort Worth 1996, no pet.); see Apolinar v. State, 820 S.W.2d 792, 794 (Tex. Crim.
App. 1991) (“The courts of appea... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Sonye Shields v. The State of Texas

Appellant, Sonye Shields, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to the offense of
possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in an amount of four grams or
more but less than 200 grams.1 Pursuant to the plea agreement, appellant was placed
on deferred adjudication community supervision for a period of five years and ordered to
pay a fine of $3000 plus all costs of cou... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Sonye Shields v. The State of Texas

Appellant, Sonye Shields, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to the offense of
possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in an amount of four grams or
more but less than 200 grams.1 Pursuant to the plea agreement, appellant was placed
on deferred adjudication community supervision for a period of five years and ordered to
pay a fine of $3000 plus all costs of cou... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Danny Medina v. The State of Texas

Appellant’s attorney has filed an Anders brief and a motion to withdraw. Anders
v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S. Ct. 1396, 18 L. Ed. 2d 498 (1967). In support of his
motion to withdraw, counsel certifies that he has diligently reviewed the record and, in
his opinion, the record reflects no reversible error upon which an appeal can be
predicated. Id. at 744–45. In complian... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Jeffrey Lawrence MacDonald v. The State of Texas

In a single trial court case, Jeffrey Lawrence MacDonald, pled guilty in open pleas to two
counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child,1 one count of sexual assault of a child,2 and one
count of indecency with a child by sexual contact.3 MacDonald was found guilty and, after a
nonjury punishment trial, was sentenced to life imprisonment on each of the first two counts and
t... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Odis Clint Farrar v. The State of Texas

Farrar argues that the trial court erred in failing to admonish him as to the range of
punishment he would face if he pled true to the State’s allegations. Yet, the record contains written
plea admonishments on the State’s revocation motion, which warned Farrar that he would face a
maximum punishment of five years’ imprisonment and imposition of a fine of up to $10,000.00 if
h... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Joseph Edward Anthony v. The State of Texas

A fundamental principle of our criminal justice system is “that a person whose mental
condition is such that he lacks the capacity to understand the nature and object of the proceedings
against him, to consult with counsel, and to assist in preparing his defense may not be subjected to
a trial.” Drope v. Missouri, 420 U.S. 162, 171 (1975). Due process prohibits the conviction of a... More...
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John Turner Gray v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted John Turner Gray of continuous violence against the family. See TEX.
PENAL CODE ANN. § 25.11 (West 2011). Gray was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment and
was ordered to pay a $5,000.00 fine. On appeal,1 Gray argues that the trial court erred in admitting
into evidence the 9-1-1 call made by the victim’s father, Lawrence Erck, because it contained
hearsay... More...
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John Turner Gray v. The State of Texas

John Turner Gray keyed his ex-girlfriend’s 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and threw a rock at its
hood. After a jury convicted Gray of criminal mischief, he was sentenced to 180 days’
confinement in state jail and was ordered to pay a $1,800.00 fine. On appeal,1 Gray challenges
the legal sufficiency of the evidence to support the finding that the pecuniary loss amounted to
$1,500.00 o... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - TX)

Leon Hill v. The State of Texas

Leon Hill, convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child,1 the four- or five-year-old
Aloree,2 and sentenced to life in prison, attacks on appeal the sufficiency of the evidence, the
admission of evidence of a prior conviction, and the admission of a claimed repressed memory.
We affirm the judgment, because (1) sufficient evidence supports Hill’s conviction, (2) the trial
... More...
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Victor Rodriguez v. The State of Texas

Complainant G.D. was born in December 1997 and seventeen years old at the time of
trial. She testified that appellant, her uncle, performed multiple acts of sexual abuse against her
beginning when she was six years old until she was thirteen. The acts included appellant
touching her “private area” with his hand, appellant touching her “private area” with his “private
... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

Charles Dewayne Hooks v. The State of Texas

Charles Dewayne Hooks appeals his murder conviction.1 Appellant entered a guilty plea
but elected that a jury assess his punishment. A jury sentenced appellant to confinement for life
and a $10,000 fine. In two points of error, appellant argues the trial court abused its discretion in
admitting into evidence photographs of his tattoos and the judgment should be modified to
r... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

Michael Torrell Tillman v. The State of Texas

Because Tillman has not asserted the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction,
we will recount the evidence and trial proceedings only where necessary to address his issues
and to provide background for this appeal.
The complainant, B.C., testified that Tillman, who was in a romantic relationship with
B.C.’s mother, began sexually abusing her when she was twelve years... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

Roy Lee Tanner v. The State of Texas

Appellant is the father of two girls, A.T. and E.T. On June 28, 2014, Child Protective
Services (“CPS”) was contacted because A.T. and E.T. were found sleeping in a car in a motel
parking lot. A.T. was five years old and E.T. was three years old. CPS removed the girls from
appellant’s custody and placed them in foster care. The girls’ mother was living in another state
at t... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

Benjamin Lee Chronister v. The State of Texas

Benjamin Lee Chronister appeals his family violence assault conviction. Following the
denial of appellant’s pretrial motion to suppress, appellant pled guilty, and the trial court deferred
adjudication of his guilt and placed him on 15 months’ community supervision. In three points
of error, appellant argues the trial court erred in determining that a 911 call was admissible as an... More...
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David Paul Whitney v. The State of Texas

Appellant David Paul Whitney appeals a judgment adjudicating his guilt for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. In six issues, appellant generally contends the trial court erred in:
(1) revoking his community supervision without considering mitigating evidence, (2) finding
four of the nine probation violations true, (3) admitting a videotape into evidence without a
proper ... More...
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Tennell Atkins v. The State of Texas

Tennell Atkins appeals the county criminal court’s order dismissing his appeal of a
municipal court judgment. We dismiss the current appeal for want of jurisdiction.
On June 18, 2015, a municipal court convicted appellant of misdemeanor assault and
fined him $100. Appellant appealed his conviction to the county criminal court. On November
18, 2015, the county criminal court ... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - TX)

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