A jury found the appellant guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Pre-arrest, pre-Miranda silence is not protected by the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, and prosecutors may comment on such silence regardless of whether a defendant testifies. The trial court's judgment is affirmed. Houston's 14th Court of Appeals, No. 14-11-00685-CR, 01-08-2013.
Morales v. State
Tex. App. Dist. 14
January 10, 2013
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