Ken Mahaffey

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Ken Mahaffey received his JD at St. Mary’s School of Law in 1986. He served as a briefing attorney for the Third Court of Appeals from 1986 to 1987, then in the Wise County District Attorney’s Office from 1988 to 1989. Ken is currently a sole practitioner in Austin, Texas, concentrating on appellate advocacy. Part 2 of his article will appear in the April issue.

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Enhancement of Punishment Under Texas Law, Part 2
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

I. Introduction

This is a continuation of a previous article on Texas enhancement law. Because enhancements are governed by many different areas of law, this article’s theme is to provide an organized framework to evaluate the issues raised by enhancement.

Enhancement of Punishment Under Texas Law, Part I
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I. Introduction

There is little that can affect sentencing more than prior convictions. Enhancements are affected by many areas of law. This has led to a seemingly piecemeal interpretation by the courts.