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- Criminal Law Developments
- by Stephen Gustitis
To date, the rules governing a criminal defendant's right to discovery in Texas were draconian. Unless evidence was plainly "exculpatory or mitigating," the first time a criminal defendant saw a police report was after the officer finished testifying during trial. Even in jurisdictions with an "open...
In recent years, Texas has received much media attention regarding allegations of misconduct by government authorities in the prosecution of criminal cases. In response, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the State Bar of Texas have worked together to produce a 58-minute video based on the wate...