I was charged with a DWI and possession of marijuana<2oz. Both occurred at the same time and both were first offenses. As part of a plea deal my attorney told me that the possession charges would be dropped and I would be given x months of probation along with fines and other court requirements.... Read more »
My son is 17 and likes a 14 yr old. I do not condone it and know how this can end if thw little girl gets bitter. Her mom sneaks her daughter around to meet up with my son. She says she will sign consent and have ib writing she would not press charges. I try to explain to my son that would'nt... Read more »
My ex wife is serving 45 days on weekends over a period of months for DWI. In the meantime, she is still drinking like a fish while in custody of my two young sons. Generally speaking, is a defendant required to abstain from alcohol in that situation just like in a probationary situation? And if... Read more »
It is possible but unlikely that she is serving days in jail - even over weekends - as a condition of probation. It sounds like she is serving a jail sentence on weekends. If she's serving jail time, there are no conditions other than going to jail when she is supposed to. If she's...Read more »
Will the xanax in my system cause me any trouble when the results from my blood test come back? No one was injured and there was no damage to my vehicle as I was the only one involved. I asked to take a breathalyzer test on site but the officer refused and arrested me.
The victim does not have the ability to "file a motion to dismiss." Additionally, the State can and has prevailed on cases where the victim does not show up and has signed documents stating they don't want to prosecute. Remember, it's the State's case. While you have a...Read more »
Wondering if he will have to go to jail or if there is ANY WAY he can get off with probation or something. He's young and a first time offender, nothing else on record, no violent offenses, a great kid. I don't want to see him in prison.
He could be charged with possession of marijuana or possession with the intent to distribute given the amount he was charged with. Since he has no priors, he is legally eligible for probation. That does not mean a prosecutor will offer probation. A lot will depend on what jurisdiction he is in. You...Read more »
I am 17 years old and the girl is 23, she was worried that she can get in trouble for dating me since I'm a minor, we are more than willing to wait until I turn 18 but I want to know all our options if things get serious, I know the age of consent is 17, but don't plan to have sex until I... Read more »
Remember there is an age of consent under Texas law as well as under federal law. You can learn more about the age of consent here: https://www.versustexas.com/criminal/age-consent-child-sex-crimes-texas/
The legal age of consent in Texas is 17. Depending on your age at the time you give birth, there may be an issue if you became pregnant before you were 17. There are exceptions to this rule so if you foresee and issue, you may speak to a criminal defense attorney in your jurisdiction. You can also...Read more »
"A defendant was charged with resisting arrest for unlawfully intentionally prevented and obstructed an officer from effecting transportation by using force against the officer, namely by PLACING HIS FOOT IN THE DOORWAY"
The defendant argued that he was pushed from the back or... Read more »
There are statutory and common law defenses that apply to this. Specifically, Penal Code 9.31(c) sets out two statutory defenses to resisting. You will want to consult with a criminal defense attorney who practices in the jurisdiction the offense arises out of to discuss the specifics of your case...Read more »
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