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Lanes v. State
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
767 S.W.2d 789 (1989)
A police officer arrested Lanes (defendant) at his high school, brought him to a police station, and fingerprinted him, pursuant to a juvenile-court consent order. The state (plaintiff) then charged Lanes with burglary of a habitation. The trial court convicted and sentenced Lanes to 20 years in prison. Lanes appealed first to the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals. The Ninth Court of Appeals affirmed Lanes’s conviction, holding a fingerprint order provided sufficient probable cause to arrest and fingerprint a juvenile. Lanes appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas for discretionary review under the Texas and United States Constitutions.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
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