I have it on good advice that the Texas AG department has had nothing to do with anything connected to the Justin Carter case or charges.
I suspect the cause for this insanity is more local and focused on an Austin prosecutor and other players.
The TX AG rarely has anything to do with the prosecution of criminal cases.
Under rare circumstances they will take up an appeal on behalf of the state even when the DA doesn’t seek appeal.
No doubt this is local.
Justice varies dramatically from one jurisdiction to the next, especially in a state as big as TX.
I could go on for days about my experience with different counties.
Bottom line is it pays (and costs) to have a good defense attorney.
The Austin police and apparatchik are highly political/PC. Big surprise, right?