Questions Answered by F. Edward (Ed) Brown

Q: My fiancé has been in jail since November he will have time served for misdemeanor but still doesn’t have a court date

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
He will be given time served for any misdemeanor 's hold in Bell County once the felony is completed.

Q: I was called by the sheriffs office asking me to come in to answer some questions as a suspect. What do I do?

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
You should contact and attorney to go with you.

The nothing must be something because law personnel don't look into nothing.

Q: I have a pending theft charge that has been enhanced to a felony. Is there a chance that I could get them

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Information is too vague. More details would be helpful.

Q: My son recieved a DUID. I told the hospital and police they do not have permission to do a blood test and they did

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Did the officer have a search warrant? If yes, parental consent is not necessary. More information would be helpful for a fuller answer.

Q: Will bonding out the Louisiana jail allow Texas to pick up my bf?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
He can post bond on Louisiana charge, however, he won't get release from jail.

He is on hold for Texas and either must post bond for Texas case or waiting until Texas pick him up.

In most cases, the other state has 10 days to pickup inmate or they will be release.

Q: My son is 17 of color and a corcasan student picked up his calculator and broke it my son pick up his cellphone and did

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Yes, a 17-year-old can be prosecutor as an adult in Texas.

If he can prove the other student broke his calculator, he has a good chance for dismissal.

I advise hiring attorney to protect his rights.

Q: If a 22 year old gets in a altercation with a 17 yrs old days before her 18th bday can she be charged in court

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Yes, Texas considers 17-year-olds as an adult.

Q: I have court in a few days and do not have a attorney yet. This will be my first court appearance.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on May 31, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
If case is in Bell County, give me a call 254-634-2587.

Q: Need a quote for a misdemeanor assault and family violence pending case

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on May 21, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
My fee for misdemeanor case in Bell County is $750 to work out a plea agreement. Trial fee is $3,000. Offer good until 12 noon Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Q: I was accused of theft and forgery. My accuser has passed away before court process has begun.. What should i do

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on May 15, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Unless the prosecutor has another key witness, the case could be dismissed once the prosecutor is informed of death. I recommend you hire a lawyer.

Q: The police just called me and stated they wanted to talk to me and my 12 year old son about an assault.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on May 10, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Yes, you should take a lawyer or cancel the appointment. Whatever you or your son say to police will be use against him if charge or charges are filed. Polices don't talk to accused except to collect evidence of crime.

Q: Does a 13 year old need an attourney for misdemeanor assault charges.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 24, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Yes, if a petition has been filed in juvenile court, the child must be represented by an attorney.

Q: If someone has a blue warrant can they fly? Or will they be arrested ?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
A Homeland Security check will probably deny any attempt to fly.

You will be arrested if stopped by law enforcement.

Not sure whether Homeland Security will make an arrest.

Q: on 2004 dismissed criminal case where attorney has retired can I get copies of case documents still in Austin Tx.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
You should call, visit or go to Travis County District Clerk's website and request a copy of your dismissal order.

Q: Can I be arrested for knowing about a crime before it happened and I did not report it?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
First, you should give no statement to any law enforcement officer without an attorney.

You should not be charged unless you actively participated in the planning and assisted in some way.

Q: If warrant issued n diff co than the co it was served n is it 90days from arrest or once booked into co who issued

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
A person can be arrested anywhere the person is found.

Q: I got a misdemeanor A charge for having my mother’s handicap sticker. The officer also didn’t read me my Miranda rights.

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
It sounds like the officer was disappointed in finding some weed to charge you with. Having a handicap stick inside the car and not displayed isn't illegal.

You should hire a lawyer.

Q: What charges can both of them face? and what can i do to defend my wife

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
If she has no notice that her name was removed from the account, no charges should be filed against her. Assault on a family member or household member is a Class A misdemeanor in Texas with a punishment up to 1 year in jail and a fine up to $4,000 or probation up to 2 years.

Q: I need to talk to a lawyer I have a number of questions to ask

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
If the case is in Bell County, you have an excellent opportunity to get deferred probation which will keep the case off your record if completed successfully. Cop does not have to read you rights if you are not question about offense.

You are welcome to call for free office consultation at 254-634-2587.

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