Expunction is the procedure to destroy or eliminate records relating to criminal charges. What you described may meet the requirements to qualify for expunction, but more information is necessary. If a person is arrested, but not formally charged in court, he/she may qualify for expunction. For...Read more »
I met a girl online and she laid about her age when I found out how old she was there was already alot of feelings are we aloud to date if no sex is involved I know she has to be 17 before we can do anything in tx but this girl mean so much to me I don't wanna let her go I just don't... Read more »
Strictly speaking, the answer is yes. Good luck on convincing people you aren't having sex with her, though. If she claimed you had sex before she was 17, you could be in deep trouble. Most people I know likely wouldn't believe you, in my opinion. Nonetheless, in answering the...Read more »
Yes, assuming there are completely new cases. For instance, if you had a felony conviction in Dallas County, and it resulted in a prison sentence, it could be used to enhance a later felony in Tarrant County to a repeat felony offender status. If you were sentenced to prison in that case, then...Read more »
Technically, there is little you have to use, in general. The jurisdiction (i.e. Colorado or a neighboring state) defines what it legal or illegal within its boundaries. The fact it is legal in one is no legal defense in another. It might have some social sway or other effect on negotiations...Read more »
There is most definitely a statute of limitations, and it is 2 years. However, if you have already paid it, you are out of luck. If you can contact the court, you may attempt to withdraw your plea, but payment applied to the ticket pretty much puts an end to the case and makes it a conviction....Read more »
To my knowledge there was no traffic violations in the accident. While on a narrow country road, my brother over-reacted to an on-coming vehicle that appeared to be acrossing the middle line. His wheel jerk back and forth caused the vehicle to flip and the front seat passenger without a seat belt... Read more »
I presume you have suffered a suspension, which is why you want to apply for a CDL in another state. As a rule, suspensions and other entries onto your driver license in one state are respected by other states through what is known as the "interstate compact".
Would it be better to show up in CA court and plead not guilty there or just "plead guilty" by not showing and have CA state transfer the penalties to Texas. That was what they had said. Was going to please guilty either way.
You should consult with a CA attorney, whether one-on-one or on a forum like this. Texas attorneys are not usually in a position to advise you well on whether one choice is better than another for a CA case. There are many fine attorneys in CA for this kind of case.
I took that alcohol eval and they told me not to over think it, so i didnt, i told them what they wanted to hear. my dwi was 2 months ago and i did have a few drinks 2 weeks ago in my home. i am just not sure what to expect, i am 40 and have never been in trouble before. just curios if they will... Read more »
Yes, of course. Aggravated Robbery is among the most serious crimes in Texas. The punishment range, without consideration for other factors, is 5-99 years or life imprisonment. However, even as a "3g" offense, probation is a possibility. Anyone with this charge is in dire need of an...Read more »
Committing a misdemeanor is different from reporting it or being arrested for it. Assuming you were arrested and charged, you may well be looking at a motion to revoke soon. If the state proves you violated probation, the judge has many options. You may be sanctioned by a modification of your...Read more »
It is extremely unlikely anyone at the airport will check for warrants. However, you should take care of you matter as soon as possible. Outstanding warrants have a way of finding you at the worst possible times. Stop looking over your shoulder and hoping for the best. Hire an attorney and take...Read more »
Your answer is found in Texas Penal Code 31.04. Usually, the scenario you describe is filed as a criminal charge because the renter signed a rental agreement for equipment, the time for return has passed, the item was not returned, even after numerous attempts by the owner to communicate to the...Read more »
This question involves several possibilities. If no motion to revoke is filed against you, and probation expires, probation is finished. If a motion to revoke is filed, you'll be re-arrested and have an opportunity to go before a judge (hopefully, you'll have a good lawyer) for a...Read more »
I'm sorry to read you are beaten at all, much less regularly. Please seek help from police and women shelters as soon as possible. A criminal lawyer will do you no good in your situation, although a family lawyer or local prosecutor might well file a protective order on your behalf. Seek...Read more »
First, never consent to a search. If you are consenting to the search, they can continue whatever they are allowed to do because you voluntarily allow them to continue. For them to detain you further without your consent, they need legal justification, which is unnecessary as long as you simply...Read more »
Your question doesn't seem very clear, but appellate courts have clerks who maintain records of what is filed in their courts, and the documents are available for a fee. In some situations, briefs may be available online for free. Contact the clerk of the court.
It appears the criminal law question is already being addressed, although having a co-defendant hire her lawyer sounds awful. Your mother may need to be protected from her own inability to discern the manipulation. You may need to present this question to the guardianship law forum; if your...Read more »
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