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Unformatted text preview: Appellate jurisdiction Except for capital felony cases Highest State Court Two highest courts (only TX & OK) TX State Supreme Court 9 Justices Partisan elections - 6 years Civil Cases Juvenile cases TX Court of Criminal Appeals 9 Judges Partisan elections - 6 years Criminal Cases Selection of Judges in TX - elected Criminal Justice System Rights of the Accused Innocent until proven guilty 4th Amendment Illegal searches & seizures Warrant Issued by a magistrate Based on probable cause Search & Arrest warrants No warrant for public intoxication Suspicion of disorderly conduct Suspicion of restraining order Descriptive Exclusionary Rule - evidence inadmissible in court Good Faith Exception - (US v. Leon - 1984) Mistakenly issues search warrant Evidence can be admissible If police search in good faith...
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- Spring '08