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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I hired a lawyer for my sons case last week. My son had court yesterday and the attorney didnt show. He has a trial set

For monday. Whats gonna happen if he doesnt show up again for the court

Vonnie Clay Dones III
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Vonnie Clay Dones III
answered on Aug 3, 2022

The judge will likely reset the trial date if your attorney does not appear especially without knowing the reason why. Try to contact your lawyer and inform him of the trial date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Is it illegal for a drug dealer to sell their client laced drugs without telling them that they are laced?

I’m a 15y.o. girl. Some of my friends are involved in drug use and have told me that their drugs seemed to have been laced with other dangerous drugs. I’m not too familiar with drugs considering I do not use them (and do not want to.) From these stories I have become concerned about their... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jul 20, 2022

It is illegal for drug dealers to sell anyone drugs, laced or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I was convicted of a non violent felony possession charge in Texas in 2017. How can i get my gun rights back?

I was not driving and it was not my vehicle. When the officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle the substance fell onto the road from the driver side floorboard. We were both charged even though I told the officer it was not mine and no paraphernalia or any other incriminating evidence... Read more »

Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
answered on Jul 16, 2022

With a felony conviction, you won't be "getting your gun rights back," unless the conviction is pardoned by the governor. It is highly unusual and difficult to obtain a pardon.

In Texas, a felon can legally have a firearm where they live (and nowhere else) 5 yrs after release...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If a 21 turning 22 year old attacks 17 year old and the 17 year old shoots him in foot with gun mom gave him to get away

Ok what if it premedatated the 21 year old waited till the 16 year old turned 17 to fight and the 21 threw 1st punch

Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
answered on Jul 5, 2022

You can use deadly force to defend against deadly force, or to defend yourself against becoming the victim of certain violent felonies. However, you cannot use deadly force to defend against NON-deadly force being used against you (in most circumstances). If a person is 17, they're an adult in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: “During the glory days of radio, it was illegal to mimic the voice of the US president.”

“During the glory days of radio, it was illegal to mimic the voice of the US president.” Was there actually a law prohibiting that? Or was just a White House policy and not a legal issue.

Was it law or policy?

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jun 26, 2022

What you are referring to is the Policy of the Government. The 1st Amendment gives you the right to mimic anyone!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I just found the court case number that awarded me $5.5 million from the ins. Co that my lawyer said did not exist I

Yes I want to recover this money, I need representation. It will have to be on contingency but if recovered I would pay more to the attorney that took the case than 33% much more.

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jun 18, 2022

If what you posted is true. You need to get a copy of the award or judgment. As it seems to be over 10 years old, there may be some time-limit issues.

If that $ is in a trust account for your deceased husband, you will need to get a court order from the surrogate's court to get it. If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What is the process for appealing a life sentence handed down in federal court?

There may have been ineffective counsel who failed to argue adequately for motion to sever and during the sentencing phase.

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jun 11, 2022

There is a short time-limit for filing a Federal Appeal. What's worse, in some instances you need to file a Motion for a New trial, before seeking an appeal. There is a lot to consider. But step one is usually, file a notice of appeal with the Court Clerk and check to see if you need to file... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: what happens if you are on probation and get arrested cause interference with a 911 call is that a probation violation

Basically My ex has felony possession of a weapon got probation but then got arrested for interference with a 911 call basically stopping a 911 with his gf ? Will he get violated ?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Jun 6, 2022

One of the most common conditions of probation is to "commit no offense against the laws of this state or of any other state or of the United States" so, if he has that condition then he may have already violated the terms of his supervision. Whether his probation is revoked because of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I need a lawyer to talk to the D.A on my behave one Texas as I live in idiana now. I had a warrant

Jailed in Texas in 2019. Was pulled over in Indiana because I live here now for more then over a year. I sat in Marion county jail for 9 days then they let me go, Texas didn’t wanna come get me. I can’t talk to the D.A they said I have to get a lawyer in Texas to talk to them and cut me a deal... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 3, 2022

We cannot call you but you can call any lawyer on this site. Start calling lawyers and I ma sure one will be happy to call the ADA,

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: If you find out that you purchase stolen goods that the seller paid for a service to have done what is your rights?

I have recently come to the suspicion that I may have purchased stolen goods on Facebook marketplace through a person I know and have their ID information and where they live.

I didn't inquire about the acquisition of the property until after the purchase was made. I don't want to... Read more »

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

Make a police report and surrender the stolen goods

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Is sitting in a texas county jail without indictment normal?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Apr 7, 2022

Normally you would want to bond out, but not everyone can afford their bond. Sometimes the judge will agree to lower the bond amount.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: WHY ARE MOST ATTORNEYS AFRAID OF 1983 FEDERAL CASES AGAINST MUNICIPALATIES IS IT THE RETRIBUTION OR DAUNTING CHALLENGE

i have had two successful cases filed pro se where they were accused of assault illegal detainment 1st and 4th amendment violations and conspiracy on one and running me off the road on the other. In both cases they settled, i know this and what im up against and if someone took the time i could... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott
answered on Apr 1, 2022

Probably neither of the above. The more likely reason is that the 1983 suit against the municipality pretty much requires that the plaintiff proves that the municipality had an actual policy to violate the constitution. E.g., if a person is beaten up by the cops, to prove a 1983 case against the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Military Law and Social Security for Texas on
Q: I need a lawyer to review some evidence I have to decide if I have a credible case and what the fee might be.
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on Mar 9, 2022

You don't mention what type of case you are asking about. If it is a claim for service-connected compensation, I or another attorney can review your case and no attorney can charge you for that. The same is true for a Social Security disability claim. An attorney can discuss the case with you,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I have a felony for possession in 2008 and 2011. Is it true the I can possess a firearm in my house in Texas ???
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Mar 9, 2022

It is a violation of federal law for anyone convicted of a felony to possess a firearm or ammunition.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Is there anything that can be done legally?

I got a car from a private party. It wasnt in my name yet, and was uninsured.

I let someone borrow the vehicle and they never returned.

I was able to track my phone that was left in the vehicle to the private residence of the towing companies owner on the side of the road,... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Feb 24, 2022

You could possibly sue them but there is no point suing someone who doesn't have any money.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: First time ever in trouble. Facing two second degree felony charges at the same time. Is probation possible in TX

35640013 del marij >5lbs<=50 lbs

35990021 poss cs pg 2 >= 4g <400

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Feb 19, 2022

It depends on which Felonies you have been charged with to give you a good answer. Usually, if it is not a sex crime or a homicide, you can get probation on your first charges. However, I would definitely need to know the exact charges to give you solid advice.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I recently was charged for human “smuggling” in Texas passing the checkpoint in Zavala County, Texas. Please help

I don’t consider this to be smuggling since I didn’t gain no money and I didn’t cross anyone over the border the illegal aliens were already in Texas I just had to pick them up. And now I got a charge for this and pending court date.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Jan 17, 2022

It is irrelevant whether you received any payment for your activities or whether the foreign nationals were in the United States: these are not the requisite elements of the current criminal charge you are facing, witch has a possibility of a prison sentence upon conviction.

You must...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: In the state of Texas what is the time limit to file criminal charges in a sibling for child molestation?
Vonnie Clay Dones III
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Vonnie Clay Dones III
answered on Jan 3, 2022

In Texas, there is no statute of limitations for indecency with a child, sexual assault, or rape of a victim who is a child.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Forgery of government documents, statute 32.21 e-2. Prison time?

My son’s grandma (not my mom) was recently arrested for “forgery of a financial instrument >2500<30k, ENH IAT.” It was some sort of government document but I can’t see what exactly it was. It’s listed as a third degree felony on her arraignment public record. She has 5 prior... Read more »

Vonnie Clay Dones III
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Vonnie Clay Dones III
answered on Dec 20, 2021

Your son's grandma should hire a criminal defense attorney to review her case to determine the best possible outcome as she could be enhanced, meaning given a heavier sentence, if she is a repeat or habitual offender (two prior TDC trips). Under the scenario you provided, it is possible for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: My cousin was charged with smuggling in Crystal City, tx. He has never been in trouble. Could he get off w/probation?

He was convinced to give a ride to some people he didn't know by a friend of a friend. Being young(21), he did it for the money, not thinking of the consequences. The friend was driving his car when they got pulled over and they both got arrested. What the chances of him getting off or getting... Read more »

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
answered on Oct 31, 2021

If this is a federal case, he sounds like a minor player in the criminal operation. It is imperative that he searches out and hires an experienced criminal defense lawyer with substantial federal court background. He should not, repeat not, try to hire an ex-federal prosecutor in the hopes that... Read more »

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