Christopher Allen Phillips v. The State of Texas; PD-0789-14: Jailhouse Witness Testimony

Jailhouse-Witness Testimony: The Court of Criminal Appeals gave a broad reading to “a statement against the defendant’s interest” in interpreting Article 38.075(a) to to determine the necessity of a jury charge requiring corroboration of jailhouse-witness testimony. IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF … Continued

USA v. Batamula, No. 12-20630 (Fifth Circuit 2015) – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel / Immigration

Immigration advice to criminal defendants: General admonitions regarding the possible immigration consequences of a conviction do not absolve counsel of their duty to advise a client of certain immigration consequences resulting from the decision to enter a plea or reject a … Continued

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