The gambling establishment I worked at for 1 day was raided. I was charged with 6/10ths of a gram. There was video recording up until the cops knocked down the cameras. And it clearly would prove I'm innocent. Along with a signed deposition from a witness. But the DA has destroyed it along with... Read more »
If the District Attorney destroyed evidence, that is a severe abdication of their duties, a violation of your constitutional rights and likely a crime in itself. If you're asking whether they are allowed to do this, the answer is that they are not allowed to do this.
I was attempting to initiate the sale of a firearm that was being held by my father, it was purchased and was legally in my name. I only asked the police to mediate and they agreed because he refused to give it to me. Without having spoken to any member of my family - there was an eventual... Read more »
One you have been sentenced to deferred adjudication probation, your case is no longer active, and you are no longer out on bond. If you still owe a bond company money, then you need to finish paying them. If you posted a cash bond directly to the court or sheriff, then you can apply to get that...Read more »
It sounds like you're saying the state filed a motion to revoke your probation before your probation was over. You will be entitled to a hearing on the motion to revoke. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in that hearing. It doesn't matter that your term of probation has now expired.
It depends on the rules in the particular court where you have the hearing. In some counties, your lawyer can push the court date back or simply attend the court date for you. This is much more typical for a misdemeanor charge than a felony charge.
Is this "Retaliation charge" something new that Tx is beginning to add onto DWI arrests?? I had absolutely No Idea that being obnoxious, could carry such a heavy penalty charge. Am I really facing serious TDC sentencing??
There are two different "enhancements" that you might be concerned about. The first related to the the charge itself - it will likely be charged as DWI "3rd or more" because of the prior DWI convictions. It may also be able to be enhanced because of the prior felony coviction and prison sentence....Read more »
In general you have to appear before the judge that put you on probation in order to get a probation revocation warrant lifted. The judge doesn't necessarily have to book you into jail in order to lift the warrrant, but that is typical (and depending on the charge and circumstances, it may be...Read more »
He barricaded himself in his bathroom for 6 hours and finally broke out a window at the first sign of daylight. A neighbor called police for him but the men had left before they arrived and they don't believe his story. The police found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe and charged him with... Read more »
It is a matter of public record that you have been charged. The courts and law enforcement agencies will publish it according to their own rules and policies, and if someone looks for it where it is published, it can be found.
I mainly need a lawyer for my criminal cases I have pending. However I do have questions about what my family needs to do to get justice for my dad who recently past and it was declared 100% preventable, and was a result of medical negligence. Please advise me on how to find a lawyer. Thank you.
They never read me my rights or even said that I was under arrest, they just told me to "turn around," and I automatically put my hands. They came into my hotel room and I gave him permission to search it and they found drugs in my friends bag so I knew I was potentially going to get arrested but... Read more »
Both witnesses are for prosecution & were arresting officers on felony case being heard by jury. They were seen by defendant talking to one another in parking lot while court was in recess. Defense attorney was informed but said nothing to judge when court was back in session.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.