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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Ticket for going 76 ina 60 in tx I got a ticket, no price the officer said I have to go to court how can I get out of it

I was going 76 in a 60 at night on a Texas Highway. When I asked how much the ticket was the cop said I had to appear in court for it I can’t pay it I really need help as I am freaking out and don’t want anything on my record

Staci Krause
Staci Krause answered on Mar 1, 2020

You will need to show up to court to find out more details about how you can resolve it. If it's your first ticket, there's probably quite a few options they would be willing to offer you. If you want to fight it, you should show up and tell them you want to fight it.

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Q: I was wondering what to do or to find out why they changed a release date 4 years difference

My LO was due to be released from prison in the year 2021 now they changed it to 2025 and didn't give him a reason. Why would they change the date and not even tell him they changed it. I saw it and told him about it. He said he needs to get a lawyer to find out why and what to do to get to be... Read more »

Staci Krause
Staci Krause answered on Mar 1, 2020

An attorney can look into why that was changed. It could be any number of reasons. There could have been a miscalculation that has been corrected, or he picked up a new case you don't know about and pled to it. An attorney who can look at exactly what his situation could give you a concrete... Read more »

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Q: Will my parole get violated if I get a misdemeanor theft, enhanced to a state jail felony, while under supervision?
Staci Krause
Staci Krause answered on Mar 1, 2020

Yes. Your parole is violated if you commit any new offense while on parole. Now, whether you will be revoked for that is another story. That is going to be up to the parole board after a parole revocation hearing is held, which is only done after the pending case is resolved. It will depend on... Read more »

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Q: What are the rights of someone in a preliminary parole revocation hearing? Are documents and witnesses allowed during?

During this phase?

Staci Krause
Staci Krause answered on Mar 1, 2020

Yes. However, if there are charges pending, there is no point to do anything during the preliminary hearing because the person will be held on the warrant until the pending charges are disposed of. And that's usually the only reason you will get a preliminary hearing. In my experience,... Read more »

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Q: How can I avoid going to jail after being arrested for a probation violation for not complying with probation 2nc MTR.

I was in an abusive relationship and my boyfriend wouldn't allow me to go anywhere. He took all the money I had and wouldn't allow me to have a phone..

Staci Krause
Staci Krause answered on Feb 23, 2020

Tell your lawyer those facts. I would also suggest you do things proactively to show that you are serious about your probation, prior to your court date. Enroll and attend any classes you were asked to do, report as you are required from here on out, provide clean drug tests, and just generally... Read more »

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Q: Assualt charges?

A group of teens were parked at a local hangout with drivers window down. My son (17 yrs) and two friends (17 & 16yrs ) were in the back seat. The driver (17 yrs) of the truck and passenger (17 yrs) were talking to a friend who was standing outside the vehicle. Another truck pulled up and... Read more »

Staci Krause
Staci Krause answered on Feb 23, 2020

If the 17 year old driver was defending himself from being choked, he would be not guilty of assault. That doesn't mean that charges won't be brought. Officers aren't trained in defenses - they are legal in nature and often have to be fought out in court. However, I would be very... Read more »

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