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AuthorMark G. Daniel/Robert K. Gill
Pages1-66
TEXAS CRIMINAL LAWYER’S HANDBOOK
BY MARK G. DANIEL & ROBERT K. GILL
HIGHLIGHTS
This new edition of Texas Criminal Lawyer’s Handbook will keep you on the cutting edge of Texas criminal
law, practice, and procedure, with new and updated coverage of a broad range of issues, including:
CELL PHONE WARRANTS
CONFESSIONS
• Jury charge on the voluntariness of a waiver under Art. 38.22
• Statements to inmates: what constitutes an agency relationship
DOUBLE JEOPARDY
• Dual sovereignty: when a single act that violates a tribal ordinance and a federal statute
• Multiple punishments in a single trial
• Collateral estoppel as a bar to a subsequent trial
PRETRIAL MOTIONS
• First Amendment challenge to charging instruments: harassment statutes
• Rule governing the state’s authority to abandon a portion of the charging instrument
• Asserting a statute of limitations violation
DISCOVERY
• Informer’s identity privilege
• Defendant’s burden on motion to reveal identity of conf‌idential informant
TRIAL
• Admissibility of extraneous drug offenses under Rule 403
• Evaluating the reasonableness of the use of deadly force
• Test for a lesser-included offense instruction
EVIDENCE
• Admissibility of jailhouse recordings
• Admission of unconfronted testimonial hearsay violates the Confrontation Clause
PUNISHMENT
• Judicial clemency and defendant’s discharge from community supervision
• Instruction re: accomplice witness testimony in punishment phase of a capital trial
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TEXAS CRIMINAL
LAWYER’S HANDBOOK
VOLUME 1
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