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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: What can I do when a clerk forgets to close a case that was supposed to be dismissed as part of a plea deal?

I was charged with a DWI and possession of marijuana

Rachel M. Taft
Rachel M. Taft answered on Jul 24, 2017

You will need to contact your attorney and view the file to make sure the plea deal was properly recorded. It may just be a simple matter of submitting the dismissal paperwork for Judge's signature.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: How can I find out where someone has court with an up coming court date?

I know he has a court date Monday 7/17/2017 for child support and claims he has court the same day for a drug charge in a different county

Rachel M. Taft
Rachel M. Taft answered on Jul 12, 2017

You can call the county or district clerk, misdemeanor or felony respectively, of the county where the offense is charged and ask what his court day is. You may also call his bondsman to check-in on these dates. Hope this helps!

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Q: Would a 19 year old be charged with rape if he had sex with a 14 year old? And would the sentence be.
Rachel M. Taft
Rachel M. Taft answered on Jul 12, 2017

Minors under the age of 17 cannot legally consent to sexual contact. There is an exception for persons over 14 years of age who are within three years of age. Generally speaking, 19-year-olds cannot legally have even consensual contact with 14-year-olds. It is considered Sexual Assault of a... Read more »

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Q: If a 16 year old and a 17 year old are having a baby can one of them face criminal charges
Rachel M. Taft
Rachel M. Taft answered on Jul 12, 2017

The offense of Sexual Assault of a Child Under 17 years of age does have limitations. If the two parties involved are within with years of age difference, and the sexual contact is consensual, then the act is not criminal. If there are any concerns about consent; whether it physical or verbal... Read more »

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