In re Hall, 07-0322
Petition for writ of mandamus seeking to compel the trial court to reverse its decision denying the appointment of counsel to pursue habeas corpus relief is denied where an indigent person adjudicated as a juvenile delinquent as a minor and sentenced to forty years does not have a statutory right under the Juvenile Justice Code to the appointment of an attorney in a post-adjudication habeas corpus proceeding filed after that person becomes an adult.
- Argued 11/12/2008
- Decided 06/12/2009
- Published 06/12/2009
Justice MEDINA delivered the opinion of the Court.
James Allen Hall, Beeville TX, pro se., Timothy Patton, Timothy Patton, PC, San Antonio TX, for Relator., Susan Dolan Reed, Criminal District Attorney, Jose Contreras, United States Attorneys Office, James Sumner Wheat, James S. Wheat Attorney at Law, Kevin Patrick Yeary, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, San Antonio TX, for Real Party in Interest.