DALLAS CRIMINAL LAWYERS.: FEDERAL, STATE & APPEALS - BRODEN & MICKELSEN LLP

Arguing an Important Case before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

  On December 10, 2008, the Court of Criminal Appeals (the Texas Supreme Court for Criminal Cases), in a case that I argued, handed down a decision reversing the lower court. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is arguably the most unfriendly appellate court for criminal defendants in the country, so anytime a defendant wins...
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The Truth about DWI Charges

Generally speaking criminal defense lawyers look forward to representing people charged with DWIs. Many clients clients charged with a DWI are reasonable, articulate and, probably most importantly to lawyers, are able to pay a fee.  Unless a person is charged with having committed their third DWI, the stakes are not as high as when representing...
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Difference Between an Appeal and an Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus

People are often confused as to the difference between an appeal of a criminal case and an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. APPEAL An appeal (also known as a “direct appeal”) is taken immediately after a conviction and sentence. A person or their criminal appeals attorney is generally required to file a brief...
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Chances of Success in Federal Appeal

In the annual 2013 report issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, it was estimated that the Court granted oral argument in 10.5% or criminal cases. The Report also indicates that the reversal rate in the Fifth Circuit is approximately 6.6% in criminal cases. In contrast, Clint Broden has obtained oral argument...
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