Questions Answered by Roxann Pais Cotroneo

Q: Am I allowed to film public town meetings on my cell phone?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Roxann Pais Cotroneo's answer
Under Texas Government Code Section 551.023, a person in attendance may record all or any part of an open meeting by means of a recorder, video camera or other aural or visual reproduction. The governmental body may adopt reasonable rules to maintain order in a meeting including rules relating to (1) the location of recording equipment; and (2) the manner in which the recording is conducted. These rules may not prevent or unreasonably impair a person from exercising their rights to record.

Q: I payed a ticket with deferred adjudication two months ago but received a letter about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Roxann Pais Cotroneo's answer
You need to immediately contact the Court Clerk and ask them. There may a problem with their court software. Be prepared to show payment proof within the ordered time period to the Court Clerk or the Judge. Do not ignore this notice. If you do not resolve this issue before or on your show cause hearing date, a warrant may be issued.

Q: i am 17 and got a citations for failure to yield right of way and violate cdl restrictions

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Roxann Pais Cotroneo's answer
In Texasm CDL drivers are not eligible to take a deferred adjudication or a defensive driving course. You will need to hire an attorney to protect your procedural due process rights. Here is a link about CDL disqualifications: https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/CommercialMVdisqualifications.htm

Here is another link to help you learn more about the Texas Drivers Responsibility Program because a conviction will appear on your driving record:...

Q: Can I get a speeding ticket when I only have my permit?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Roxann Pais Cotroneo's answer
You must contact the court and enter a plea. You may plea "guilty, no contest, or not guilty". To keep this citation off your driving records, you need to ask the court for deferred adjudication, which will require you to pay a certain amount of money within a specified time period and not commit any other violations. There are serious consequences if you are found guilty and convicted so please try to keep off your record. Here is link to learn more about Texas Driver Responsibility Program:...

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