Passing on a recent victory in the 7th COA, take a look at the opinion in Jason Gomez v. State.
A true LCDLA team effort through and through. Bro. Jesse Mendez tried the case the first time and got the mistrial with a hung jury, many for NG. The State learned, got a new jury and 60 years on round 2, from which Aaron Clements and I appealed. Judge Hancock wrote for the unanimous panel. The opinion does a good job of using straightforward language to deal with the sticky-wickett on the different mens rea requirements from Hill v. State. Everyone should read it. Most ADA’s don’t comprehend it. If we donâ€™t, nobody will. We expect the States PDR request, but we will see. The opinion lays out the facts better than I can here.