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Texas Search and Seizure provides an integrated, comprehensive treatise on the Texas law of arrest and search. It offers both quick answers and in-depth analysis. A convenient and authoritative research tool for preparation of motions to suppress, as well as trial and appellate briefs, Texas Search and Seizure serves as a courtroom reference for trial attorneys and as a bench book for judges. Readers can rely on the expertise of Judge Barton for practical solutions to complicated issues. Judge Barton integrates federal, state, and constitutional case law in an understandable and intuitive way that attorneys and judges throughout Texas have come to depend on. Texas Search and Seizure is organized in a precise, coherent format with a table of contents, a synopsis of each major section and a subject index. Major sections contain suggested forms for motions to suppress evidence, objections, and the trial court’s charge, as well as cross-references to related sections.
Judge Robert R. Barton is a Senior District Court Judge in both Civil and Criminal cases and Hardy Professor of Trial Advocacy Emeritus at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio. Judge Barton was a civil trial attorney and prosecutor for sixteen years, a District Judge for twelve years, Professor of law at St. Mary's for nine years, including six years as the Hardy Professor of Trial Advocacy. He is the author of Fundamentals of Texas Trial Practice - 4th Edition.
"The treatise is a valuable bench book for all criminal trial judges and one that trial attorneys should never leave home without when the destination is the courtroom. ... I have found this well-organized treatise invaluable as a research source when drafting opinions dealing with questions of arrest and search and seizure. ... Judge Barton has done a magnificent job in uniquely pulling together the complex law of arrest and search and seizure in a form helpful to the inexperienced attorney and the seasoned litigator alike."
- Judge John F. Onion, Jr. Former Presiding Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
"It would be difficult to find an arrest or search and seizure issue that is not well covered in Judge Barton's fine volume. ... The book contains an astounding number of citations to both case and statutory law, including relevant federal cases. The index is comprehensive and easy to use. Additionally, the Practice Aid sections contain form motions. The forms are complete, well-designed and drafted. The will be of great use to practitioners."
- The Houston Lawyer