The Dallas Court of Appeals yesterday GRANTED two writs of habeas corpus filed on behalf of a Dallas family law client in a contempt/enforcement case on temporary orders. In re McCray, __ S.W.3d __, 2010 WL 3895689 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2010, no pet. history). The Dallas Family Court judge confined the client for alleged violations of several court orders to pay various amounts of money, even after payment was made. The contempt orders failed to run the punishment on each separate count concurrently to all of the other counts, which violated the sacred right to a jury trial. The client's trial lawyer demanded a jury trial and paid the required fee, but the Judge denied him that right.
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