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Q: CPS cleared my son of any sexual abuse case against his daughter. Can the DA press charges on him months later.

its been months and they have no new evidence for them to base their claims.

Deandra M Grant
Deandra M Grant
answered on Nov 30, 2022

Of course they can. He needs to hire a lawyer immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If I'm defending myself in a harassment case misdemeanor Class C ..am I allowed my discovery from county attorney
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Nov 29, 2022

The prosecution MUST give a defendant discovery if he or she makes a request in accordance with 39.14 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. "We don't do that here" and "this is our standard discovery package" are not valid responses to a timely request. In fact, a class C... Read more »

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Q: Self representation and questions relating

I want to go to court and defend myself. I don't want to deny the fact that the narcotics where mine. I want to go and express the unfair the way the da has treated my case. When I bonded out I went to inpatient rehab. Successfully completed that. Got an apprenticeship job to be an... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 28, 2022

In Texas, you have the right to represent yourself in a criminal case. You also have the right to rebuild the engine of your car.

The question is do you have the knowledge and ability to do so properly.

If you do not, it is almost always better to hire someone who does have that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Is a store employee aloud to put there hands on me if I did nothing wrong as in I didn't steal anything
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 28, 2022

“Putting their hands on you” is a broad term. Generally speaking, it is not illegal to physically touch another person. On the other hand, intentionally assaulting or offensively touching someone (eg punching, slapping, kicking, clawing, forcefully shoving, etc) might be a crime depending... Read more »

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Q: Out on bond been 180 days no indictment can they proceed with these charges
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 28, 2022

Yes, they can proceed as long as the statute of limitations on the offense has not run out. The general statute of limitations for a state felony in Texas in three years, but there are a number of specific offenses with a longer statute of limitations. A few very serious offenses have no statute... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: I need a question answered very serious and important thank you.

Hi I went to court, the paper I signed stating what my next court date was, said the 14th of November. My bail bondsman sent me an email on the 6th saying that I had court on the 14th. My court date on the 14th was cancelled I have a text from my lawyer to prove it. This is where I get lost. I get... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 26, 2022

There is simply no way anyone could possibly answer this question in this forum. You should talk to your bail bondsman and show him the paperwork you were given showing your court date. And get another attorney to investigate for you

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Q: I recently got into a fight with my 20 year old brother i am 16 im not pulling kid card as I turn 17 in 2 months

He got up out of chair then he got in my face and put his hand on my shoulder I got his hands off of me and told him not to, he did it again with one hand so i shoved him the he grabbed my leg and threw a punch hit me in ear so I grabbed his head hit on counter he grabbed me again and then i shoved... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 24, 2022

Retain a lawyer, You need to take a anger management class and grow up,

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: My criminal history is being used illiegaly to deny me an opportunity for employment to better myself who do it tellntx

I have 6 felonies4 of witch are sexual no convictions or arrests since 2008 no trucking company will touch me and iv had several of them tell me blatantly that I am disqualified from employment for my offenses

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 23, 2022

The EEOC investigates claims of unlawful employment discrimination. It has published a guide on how and when employers may use a job applicant's arrest and conviction record to screen applicants. This guide is focused on when using this information to screen job applicants constitutes... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: The Psychiatric Hospital filed abandonment against me because they cannot get a hold of me that’s what they are saying.

My 17 year old son runaway a lot of times and he attempted to poison the whole family. I drop him off in the bus station going to Georgia and he met a Pastor and 2 female in the bus. Since his a professional liar that’s how his been addressed by all the cops in our County he was able to... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 23, 2022

Retain a lawyer, I cant tell from your question if you have a criminal charge or if it is a civil lawsuit,

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I have a pending 2nd degree felony with a $25,000 fine , do I need a lawyer?

I bought edibles in Colorado state in a legal store. I was with 2 friends and the person driving MY car got us pulled over for speeding and the officer did a search to find her driver's license. Also what happens if I don't get a lawyer and represent myself in court ?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 22, 2022

You need to retain a lawyer, They are not legal in Texas. The search may be illegal.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I have a pending 2nd degree felony with a $25,000 fine , do I need a lawyer?

I bought edibles in Colorado state in a legal store. I was with 2 friends and the person driving MY car got us pulled over for speeding and the officer did a search to find her driver's license. Also what happens if I don't get a lawyer and represent myself in court ?

Jo Ann Linzer
Jo Ann Linzer
answered on Nov 22, 2022

I agree with Penny that you need to retain a lawyer. The range of punishment for this offense will depend on what substance is in the edibles and on the amount that were in the car. An attorney can review the discovery and assess the evidence to determine if there was probable cause for the... Read more »

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Q: I was stopped in Texas for apparently jaywalking so he says ended up having drugs on me so I got my first felony

Was never read my Miranda Rights and I believe I was illegally searching seizure of my property

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 22, 2022

Retain a attorney, The stop and search may be illegal,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I need some to advocate for my brother in prison

my brother is in prison, (Le Blanc / Beaumont ) was sentence 4 years, his parole audition on past October was denied, he had no one to advocate. Now he was transfer to hospital and his health is not so good. I need some lawyer can assist us in this situation.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 21, 2022

You need to hire a parole lawyer . Start call one of the attorneys on this site,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I just recently was charged with felony domestic violence and am wondering at probation will they give me a pee testm 0
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 21, 2022

They could give you a pee test. You need to retain a lawyer, This is a serious charge,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Where can I find a super attorney to handle my case. Theft, lies, and attorneys who helped steal my family's oil and ga

oil and gas wells in Texas. I have proof, where can I find an attorney that can help us get everything back plus interest?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 21, 2022

You should look here in Justia for an experienced attorney board certified in civil litigation with a background in oil and gas litigation and in real estate litigation, ideally located in the county (or an adjacent county) where the stolen oil and gas wells are located.

Obviously, this is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Medical Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: yes I had an endoscopy done and on my pre op exam the doctor made a comment before checking my prostate "now for the fun

I had a endoscopy done and on my pre opp exam the doctor made a comment to me "now for the fun part" as he proceeded to tell me to pull my knees to my chest and press out as he checked my prostate, He did not indicate he was going to do that other thatn tell ing "npw for the fun... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 20, 2022

Change doctors, I dont think you have a lawsuit, You have a doctor with no common sense,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: I was given a letter saying im the target of an investigation.. and I need help

the case involves my previous employers.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 20, 2022

Retain a lawyer asap. This could be criminal or civil,

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How does it work when two partys age of conset is different?Just how does it work if someones age of consent is like 1

Just how does it work if someones age of consent is like 18 and the other partys is 16.* It cut it off

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 18, 2022

A person's age of consent is based on his/her location or conduct at the time of particular actions. There is not a situation that I can think of where two different people doing the same thing in the same place have different ages of consent.

For example, in Texas, the age of consent...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: I want to know in Texas, what is the timeframe allotted to hold trial after indictment and what is the code on this?

I feel my attorney has waived my right to fair and speedy trial. I have not consented to this and he has not informed me that he has or not. But being that I’ve been in this case over 2 years, going on 3 I feel that this is the case. I am looking for an answer to this question due to the fact... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Nov 17, 2022

The law does not require a specific number of days or months. You DON'T have a right to a speedy trial until formal charges are filed, which for felonies means a grand jury indictment... but the clock on the statute of limitations does tick, and that does have a specific timeframe defined in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can a felon have a firearm in their home as decoration if it has no firing pin or trigger? Is it legal?

I was thinking of buying a gun for my bf who is a felon because he wants it as decoration and before giving it to him removing the firing pin and or trigger so it is disabled and for "looks" only. Is this legal?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 16, 2022

If he has been out of prison for 5 years it may be ok under sate law but not federal law,

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