Appellate Results

SAMPLE APPELLATE RESULTS
PLEASE NOTE PRIOR TO READING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: The facts and circumstances of each case are distinct and different. As a result, please be advised that past results in no way indicate future results.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA FELONY APPEAL 2008 CONVICTION REVERSED
  02-08-00112-CR 2nd COURT OF APPEALS
The Defendant was convicted by a jury of possession of marijuana and delivery of marijuana. Both convictions were based on the same incident. Scott Walker argued that the possession case violated the double jeopardy provisions of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions, and the Appeals Court agreed. They reversed the conviction. Scott Walker handled the appeal throughout the appellate process.

BURGLARY OF A HABITATION FELONY APPEAL 2008 CONVICTION REVERSED
  06-08-00092-CR 6th COURT OF APPEALS
The Defendant was convicted by a jury of two counts of burglary of a habitation and one count of kidnapping. He was given three concurrent life sentences. Scott Walker was able to convince the Appeals Court that one of the burglary convictions violated the double jeopardy provisions of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions, and the Appeals Court agreed. The Appeals Court reversed the conviction. Scott Walker handled the appeal throughout the appellate process.

ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE FELONY APPEAL 2004 CONVICTION REVERSED
  06-04-00148-CR 6th COURT OF APPEALS
The Defendant was convicted by a jury of assault family violence and sentenced to ten years imprisonment. The victim did not testify at the trial. In spite of Mr. Walker's objection, the trial judge admitted into evidence a video of the victim that depicted her stating that the defendant had assaulted her. The Appeals Court agreed with Mr. Walker that the trial judge violated the Confrontation Clause of the U.S. Constitution when he admitted the video into evidence, and the conviction was reversed. Scott Walker handled the appeal throughout the appellate process, and he handled the jury trial throughout the litigation process as well.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FELONY APPEAL 2004 CONVICTION REVERSED
  06-04-00027-CR 6th COURT OF APPEALS
The accused pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance after the trial judge had denied Mr. Walker's motion to suppress the evidence. Mr. Walker argued to the trial judge that the evidence should be suppressed because the traffic stop was illegal. The trial judge denied the motion, and the Defendant was placed on probation. The Appeals Court agreed with Mr. Walker that the evidence should have been suppressed because of the illegal traffic stop, and they reversed the conviction. Scott Walker handled the appeal throughout the appellate process, and he handled the motion to suppress as well.