Selected Cases Reversed by Appellate Courts

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Russell v. State, 604 S.W.2d 914 (Tex. Crim. App. 1980).

     - admission of former testimony

Davis v. State, 658 S.W.2d 572 (Tex. Crim. App. 1983)

     - unconstitutional jury instruction on presumption of knowledge

     - insufficient evidence

Brown v. State, 651 S.W.2d 782 (Tex. Crim. App. 1983).

     - erroneous instructions on aggravated assault and self-defense

Franklin v. State, 659 S.W.2d 831 (Tex. Crim. App. 1983)

     - insufficient evidence

Murphy v. State, 663 S.W.2d 604 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1983).

     - involuntary guilty plea – ineffective assistance of counsel

Govan v. State, 671 S.W.2d 660 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1984).

     - mistrial required by police testimony regarding extraneous offenses

United States v. McKoy, 771 F.2d 1207 (9th Cir. 1985).

     - admission of opinion testimony regarding strength of government’s case

Boyington v. State, 738 S.W.2d 704 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1985)

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

Berg v. State, 720 S.W.2d 199 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1986)

     - no probable cause for arrest

Sanders v. Lynaugh, 714 F. Supp. 834 (W.D. Tex. 1988).

     - prejudicial argument

Black v. State, 739 S.W.2d 240 (Tex. Crim. App. 1987), on remand, 762 S.W.2d 192
               (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1988).

     - confession was tainted by unlawful arrest

Ex parte Adams, 768 S.W.2d 281 (Tex. Crim. App. 1989).

     - suppression of evidence – perjury

Lombard v. Lynaugh, 868 F.2d 1475 (5th Cir. 1989).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel on appeal

Riascos v. State, 792 S.W.2d 754 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1990).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

Perryman v. State, 798 S.W.2d 326 (Tex. App – Dallas 1990).

     - admission of police opinion that defendant was a “power reassurance rapist”

Miller v. State, 815 S.W.2d 582 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991).

     - failure to charge on mistake of fact

Ex parte Drinkert, 821 S.W.2d 953 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

McCarter v. State, 837 S.W.2d 117 (Tex. Crim. App. 1992)

     - restrictive time limit on voir dire examination

Winn v. State, 871 S.W.2d 756 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi 1993).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

Matter of G.M.P., 909 S.W.2d 198 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 1995).

     - admission of police opinion that defendant raped complainant

     - admission of complainant’s written statement

     - cross-examination of defendant’s father about his attitude toward homosexuality

     - cross-examination about extraneous offense

     - improper exclusion of character evidence

Valencia v. State, 946 S.W.2d 81 (Tex. Crim. App. 1997), on remand, 966 S.W.2d 188
               (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 1998).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

Beltran v. Cockrell, 294 F.3d 730 (5th Cir. 2002).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

United States v. McCarter, 316 F.3d 536 (5th Cir. 2002).

     - denial of severance of felon-in-possession count from drug counts

Miller v. Dretke, 420 F.3d 356 (5th Cir. 2005).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

Ex parte Imoudu, 284 S.W.3d 866 (Tex. Crim. App. 2009).

     - involuntary guilty plea due to failure to investigate insanity defense

Rue v. State, 288 S.W.3d 107 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2009).

     - failure to charge on deadly force to prevent aggravated kidnapping

Ex parte Wolf, 296 S.W.3d 160 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2009).

     - involuntary guilty plea due to failure to investigate sentencing options

Ex parte Lane, 303 S.W.3d 702 (Tex. Crim. App. 2009).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

White v. Thaler, 610 F.3d 890 (5th Cir. 2010).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel

Ex parte Ghahremani, 332 S.W.3d 470 (Tex. Crim. App. 2011).

     - false testimony

Ex parte Moussazadeh, 361 S.W.3d 684 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012).

     - ineffective assistance of counsel