REVIEW FROM THE FIRST COURT OF APPEALS
Holcomb, J., filed a concurring opinion.
The majority opinion states that we have "clear[ly]" "established a policy of strict compliance with the Family Code" and states further that we will "continue to require strict compliance with the Family Code." I am uncertain why these statements were included in the majority opinion or what these statements really mean. Neither of the cases relied on by the majority even mentioned "strict compliance," much less "clearly" established a policy of "strict compliance." See Baptist Vie Le v. State, 993 S.W.2d 650 (Tex.Crim.App. 1999), and Comer v. State, 776 S.W.2d 191 (Tex.Crim.App. 1989). In Baptist Vie Le, we did "remind police officers of the Family Code's strict requirements." Baptist Vie Le, 993 S.W.2d at 655. However, we certainly did not mean to imply that some laws should be enforced more strictly than others. All laws enacted by the Legislature are of equal dignity and deserve equal enforcement. Hence, it is clearly wrong to suggest that this Court can choose which laws require more (or less) compliance. With these comments, I respectfully join the opinion of the Court.
DELIVERED NOVEMBER 14, 2001