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 don’t, nobody will. We expect the States PDR request, but we will see. The opinion lays out the facts better than I can here.

David Guinn

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