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Q: Is it still a felony to get caught with thc oil in Texas?

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jul 3, 2019

Yes and no. It depends on the amount of THC in the oil.

As finally passed, HB 1325 distinguishes between (now legal) hemp and (still illegal) marijuana. Both terms reference the same plant—Cannabis sativa L.—with the sole difference being THC content. Specifically, “hemp” is defined...
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Q: My fiancé has been in jail since November he will have time served for misdemeanor but still doesn’t have a court date

For fel pos

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 22, 2019

He will be given time served for any misdemeanor 's hold in Bell County once the felony is completed.

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

He told me it was probably nothing and there is no arrest warrant.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 16, 2019

You should contact and attorney to go with you.

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

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

I want them to plea bargain down to misdeamenor. It was enhanced due to prior Theft by check charges from about 15 years ago. I was at Walmart and did the self check out and forgot to ring up $103 worth of merchandise which it was a total accident. I paid over $200 and thought I had rang up... Read more »

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 15, 2019

Information is too vague. More details would be helpful.

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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

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 12, 2019

Did the officer have a search warrant? If yes, parental consent is not necessary. More information would be helpful for a fuller answer.

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

My boyfriend is on straight probation in Texas that was transferred to Louisiana. He recently picked up new felony charges in Louisiana; he has a bond set, but cannot bond out because of the probation hold in Texas. Texas has already filed a motion to revoke probation and issued a capias warrant... Read more »

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 10, 2019

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.

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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

the same my son got punished went to a detention center while there the city police came and arrested him for criminal mischief the other student received nothing can the state pick it up can the state prosecute him as an adult in Texas

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Nov 20, 2018

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.

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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

The 17 year old threw the first punch and assulted the 22 year old.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Nov 17, 2018

Yes, Texas considers 17-year-olds as an adult.

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

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on May 31, 2018

If case is in Bell County, give me a call 254-634-2587.

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

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on May 21, 2018

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.

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

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on May 15, 2018

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

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

I made an appointment to talk with them should I take a lawyer? It is regarding a claim that he touched a 6 year old sexually.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on May 10, 2018

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.

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

He was involved with several boys who are accused of bullying another boy in the gym locker room.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 24, 2018

Yes, if a petition has been filed in juvenile court, the child must be represented by an attorney.

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

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 14, 2018

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.

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

the state dismissed case I need the state records and the feds picked up case Again I am trying to get the STATE docs that were dismissed and my attorney is retired??

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 13, 2018

You should call, visit or go to Travis County District Clerk's website and request a copy of your dismissal order.

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

The crime did occur and my name was brought up due to the fact that I knew about the crime being planned.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 13, 2018

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.

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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

False allegation on sexual assault of child. She claims from 3 yrs ago. She's now 18. Warrant issued in Kaufman co.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 12, 2018

A person can be arrested anywhere the person is found.

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Texas on

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

I got stopped for expired tags, my car smelled like weed, no drugs were in the car he searched the car for weed but found handicap placard in window i had dropped my mom off and still had it hanging as i was driving. (Its registered in my mother’s name) i got a charged with counterfeit placard... Read more »

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 11, 2018

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.

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

My spouse took some money($2300) from the account of her former husband because he is owing her a large sum of money. This account used to be a joint account but he had taken her name of the account recently. He later came to the apartment and hit my wife several times luckily she was able called... Read more »

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 11, 2018

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.

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

HELP PLEASE I got arrested on a misdemeanor theft charge and I don't have a record prior to this .The officers that arrested me didn't read me my Miranda rights I'm wondering if you could tell me what the possibilities is for getting probation or a suspended sentence would be.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 10, 2018

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.

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