Program on Chapter 38 of The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

A Program For The Defense

- in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available


This program will be a survey of the predicates for admissibility of certain evidence. Special focus will be on Art. 38.071, 38.072 and 38.074 relating to testimony relating to crimes against children; Art. 38.14 and 38.141 which require corroboration of certain testimony to support a conviction; Art. 38.21 and 38.22 dealing with the admissibility of statements given by the accused; Art. 38.23, the Texas exclusionary rule; Art. 38.36 relating to evidence in murder prosecutions and Art. 38.37 relating to the admissibility of some extraneous offenses.

This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Who Should Attend?

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation. Please read before registering: You may not register for this program if you are, or are working for, affiliated, clerking or interning with: a full-time law enforcement officer, a full or part-time state or federal prosecutor, or a full or part-time criminal defense attorney who is currently acting as a prosecutor or special prosecutor in a capital case (unfortunately, no exceptions).

Schedule and Faculty

Tuesday, May 14

8:00 am

Check-In & Registration

9:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

9:15 am

Art. 38.22: When Statements May Be Used

10:15 am

Art. 38.23 Entitlement To Jury Charge On Suppression Issue

11:15 am


11:30 am

Art. 38.37 Evidence Of Extraneous Offenses Or Acts

12:30 pm

Lunch (Provided)

1:15 pm

Art. 38.43 Evidence Containing Biological Material

2:15 pm

Art. 38.20 Lineup Identification Procedures

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Art. 38.39, 38.47 Evidence In Aggregation Prosecution

4:30 pm


5:30 pm


Wednesday, May 15

9:00 am

Art. 38.071 Testimony Of Child Who Is The Victim Of An Offense

10:00 am

Art. 38.07 Testimony In Corroboration Of Victim Of Sexual Offense

Art. 38.072 Hearsay Statement Of Certain Abuse

11:00 am


11:15 am

Art. 38.073, 38.075 Testimony Of Inmate Witness / Corroboration

Art. 38.14 Testimony Of Accomplice Witness

Art. 38.141 Testimony Of Undercover Peace Officer Or Investigator

12:15 pm

Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm

Art. 38.10, 38.101, 38.11 Privilege Testimony

2:00 pm

Art. 38.371 Evidence In Prosecutions Of Family Violence

Art. 38.46 Evidence In Prosecutions Of Stalking

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Art. 38.01 Texas Forensic Science Commission

4:15 pm


CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 12 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 174049709.

In addition to Texas, after the program (if requested) CAIL will directly apply for course accreditation in the following states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required: California and Oklahoma. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through attorney self-submission in other states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required to be submitted.

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials.

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