This is going out today to Nico LaHood, the District Attorney of Bexar County. Similar letters are going out to Kim Ogg, the District Attorney of Harris County; and Sharen Wilson, the District Attorney of Tarrant County.
I think Wilson has done the most to fix the problem—her office sent out letters notifying people that they might be entitled to relief from convictions under the void section 33.021(b) of the Texas Penal Code.
But nobody has, as far as I know, taken the obvious step of asking trial courts to appoint counsel to people suffering such convictions.
So that’s what I’m asking.Bexar-County-DA-Request-Appoint-Counsel_Redacted