Second Court of Appeals

Week of February 1, 2021 

Summaries of Civil Opinions and Published Criminal Opinions Issued - Week of February 1, 2021.

NOTE: Summaries are prepared by the court's staff attorneys and law clerks for public information only and reflect his or her interpretation alone of the facts and legal issues. The summaries are not part of the court's opinion in the case and should not be cited to, quoted, or relied upon as the opinion of the court.

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Wright v. State, No. 02-19-00395-CR (Feb. 4, 2021) (Birdwell, J., joined by Womack and Wallach, JJ.).

Held: The State was not required to establish a reliability predicate under Kelly v. State, 824 S.W.2d 568 (Tex. Crim. App. 1992), before it could introduce testimony that an officer used the software Cellebrite to extract data from a cellphone, and thus the State’s potential failure to establish such a predicate through expert testimony was immaterial.