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Sanctions against defense attorney

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September 19, 2019, 19:51
ASG
Sanctions against defense attorney
Is there authority for the State to ask for sanctions to be assessed against a defense attorney who filed a public document in the case, falsely accusing the state investigator of perjury and Brady violations? Thanks.
September 21, 2019, 16:57
Martin Peterson
As one would expect, there do not appear to be any appellate court cases demonstrating the scope or application of art. 1.052. But, a sanction order was issued in Travis County concerning a motion in a criminal case. So, you might try it in your situation. See Reposa (No. 03-17-00479-CR, Austin Court of Appeals, 8/22/17).
September 21, 2019, 17:25
ASG
Ah, yes. I remember that case now. Thank you.