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Ex Parte Menchaca – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In Ex Parte Menchaca, 854 S.W.2d 128, 129 (Tex. Crim. App. 1993) the defendant was tried for delivery of a controlled substance.

During cross-examination, the State elicited testimony from Menchaca concerning his prior conviction for rape. Id.

Menchaca claimed his counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion in limine to prohibit the introduction of the prior conviction. Id.

The Court of Criminal Appeals held that there could be no strategic basis for failing to file the motion in limine. Id. at 133.