Q: If ones appeal was affirmed by TX COA, can he refile as Pro Se, he no longer has a court appointed attorney?
Court appointed attorney never contacted defendant, only when COA came back as affirmed defendant was notified. This is a Sexual Assualt case of a minor. Where defendant received 50 years no DNA on 1 count of aggravated sexual assault and 3 counts of indecency.
A: I am sorry for your troubles. Yes he can proceed pro se. But it would be best to seek legal help from one of the legal agencies. I will post the websites for those that assist people on criminal cases.
Google "Thurgood Marshall School of Law Innocence Project" (TMSLIP).
This project is run by the Earl Carl Institute at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law. This project provides legal services to convicted individuals claiming innocence in the State of Texas. To apply for services, inmates apply for services by completing a TPIQ in a prison library and mailing it to TMSLIP.
In addition legal help may be available through the State Bar of Texas and the "Texas Fair Defense Project".
The Texas Fair Defense Project states that their mission is "to fight for a criminal justice system that respects the rights of low-income Texans." They work to achieve this through advocacy, education, and strategic litigation.
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