Justia Civil Procedure Opinion Summaries

Articles Posted in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

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The court of appeals reversed Appellant Jeremy Cuevas’ conviction for assault on a peace officer, holding the evidence was insufficient to show that the complainant was discharging an official duty when he was assaulted. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted the State’s petition for discretionary review to decide whether a peace officer working as private security is discharging an official duty when he is acting under Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 101.07. The Court held that in this case, the evidence was legally sufficient to show that the complainant was discharging an official duty when Appellant assaulted him. Judgment was reversed and the trial court’s judgment was affirmed. View "Cuevas v. Texas" on Justia Law