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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How do you find a criminal lawyer who specializes in defending sexual offenders?
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Oct 3, 2020

Google sex offender lawyer or attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I’m not eligible for indigent court appointed. And the attorneys I spoke to so far seem to be made of put gold. What now

Assault Agg felony 2 I need someone fast court 3weeks

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jun 30, 2020

Which county is the charge pending? Is husband out on bond?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Assault with intent to restrict or impede breath / circulation: bond amount and sentence prediction

they have prior family violence convictions?

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jun 29, 2020

Assault w/ impeding circulation is a felon in Texas could be enhance to next higher offense with prior felony convictions. You should consult with attorney and provide additional information.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I need help! Husband was arrested 6/1 at his job on a warrant for charges of Indecency w/child sexual contact.

NO PHYSICAL evidence or pentration or anything. Just by word of mouth from my daughter, whom is his stepdaughter. CPS involved case may close soon. All was told by my daughter in Oct. via Text on FB messenger. Explain more if get response

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jun 2, 2020

He should make no statement whether or not true.

You should request video conferencing and contact pretrial service for bond.

Pretrial Service for Bell County is the cheapest bond he can get.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How can I win a jury trial on a burglary when I was forced by my ex if not he would abused me physically sexually

If I didn't didn't do what he wanted he would abuse me physically and sexually I was forced in fear of my life because I didn't want to get hurt or mistreated or abused I was taken away for my family when I was 15 and now I'm 22 and I'm being charged with 3 burglaries that he made me go to

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jan 16, 2020

Based upon the limited information provided, you may have a defense of distress.

You should contact a criminal defense attorney for free consultation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Is and indictment from grand jury sufficient to cause the accused to be picked up an held on $100.000 bond

I never realized that it was a duty of the grand jury to set bond amounts on a person that hasn't even been given the opportunity to refute the charges or present any evidence in their defense. What happened to the 5th, 6th and 8th amendments, and due process

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Dec 27, 2019

Once a grand indict a person, the judge set bail. The prosecutor presents the evidence showing probable cause to the grand jury without the accuse. The accuse nor defense counsel are presence; however, defense attorney may request certain evidence be presented through prosecutor.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Could I be charged as well if I was present for when my boyfriend used stolen credit cards to pay for our things

I did not know that he was using any stolen cards if he even did they’re still investigating I’m not sure if he did but if he was using a stolen cards I’m sure I may have been there a timer to you as we spend a lot of time together

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Dec 27, 2019

Yes.

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5 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My fiancé was/is on probation for THEFT <$2500-2 MORE PREV supposed to be for 4 years.

He hasn’t been in any trouble since being on probation but he also hasn’t been checking in! 2 days ago he was pulled over for driving a car with the registration out and when they ran his name they arrested him. He’s currently a no bond how much time could he possibly be looking at?

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

In Bell County, Judges do not usually revoke probation on none violent charge for first time Motion to Revoke. Judge will usually impose sanction. He is entitled to bond if on deferred probation. In addition, Judges in Bell will also set bond even if on regular probation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I’m not sure how to start, but I want to file a motion for early termination of my probation.

Completed all conditions of my probation. This is month 7 or 8 of my 15 month sentence.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Dec 11, 2019

In Bell County, the court will require a Statement of Fact from your probation officer giving a summary of your conduct. The court will also request whether the prosecutor has any objections. No hearing is necessary nor will you be required to appear.

Process takes about 30-days to complete.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How likely am I be convicted if my codefendants already plead out and got sentenced and made a sworn statement

She plead out and got sentenced then made a sworn statement

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Sep 20, 2019

If she made a sworn statement against you and agreed to testify at your trial, you are likely to be convicted.

If she accepted full responsibility, then it will depend upon other evidence pointing toward your guilt.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Texas misdemeanor class B charge theft With previouse convictions they up the level of that charge to a State j

Misdemeanor b. Now up to a State jail charge.

Also no they have enhanced x 2 times the state jail.

Start Ed. A Misdemeanor b

Can they do this

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Sep 19, 2019

Yes. As Attorney Roy Lee Warren stated, you should hire a lawyer to help you through this confusing law and court opinions.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Texas on
Q: i am in need of a good lawyer for current charges against me i was set up by a lady and i am in the middle of divorce
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Sep 13, 2019

You need to give more information about type of charge and location.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If i was placed on probation, i fell behind on my probation fees& community service hours & i complete them will i be ok
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Sep 9, 2019

If you complete them before a Motion to Revoke is file, you should be okay.

Even if a motion is filed, Bell County's judges will usually not revoke you.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can I do jail time if I'm on probation for family violence

I was given 0robation for family violence and I am on probation but before I got probation I didn't know that I had another assault charge and was arrested am I going to loose my probation and how much time will I do in jail time

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Sep 9, 2019

No, you will not get revoke for an offense committed before starting probation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can the police search someone’s vehicle without a warrant in Texas?
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Aug 16, 2019

Yes, the search is legal if the officer makes search incident to arrest or if there is reasonable suspicion to believe contraband will be found or contraband is in visible or base on odor.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My son got off probation 1 yr ago for assault now hes in jail for assault w deadly weapon will he get time
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Aug 13, 2019

Assault with deadly weapon is a serious allegation. You son should contact an attorney for case evaluation immediately.

Depending on his criminal history prison is a strong possibility.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I got a bond forfeiture and don't no what to do
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Aug 11, 2019

You should contact your bond company for assistance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Texas on
Q: Fugitive of Justice, class A misdemeanor

My partner has been deported from Europe to the States for overstaying his permit. At Jfk airport arrested because he missed his court date a year and half ago in Texas. He's been sent to a jail in NY and he will have to appear in court in two days. So it will make 6 days from his formal... Read more »

F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jul 24, 2019

If case is in Bell County, there is a good possibility.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: My wife and I was arguing and My wife accidentally hit me with a shovel when she threw it out of frustration

I told the sgt that I didn’t want to press charges and he said he had to make a report or he could get in trouble and that the state could press charges if they saw fit but that isn’t what I would like it wasn’t on purpose

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

If your wife did not intentionally hit you, an experience attorney should be able to get case dismiss if charge is file.

Your wife may have to speak with victim coordinator and confirm she acted in frustration.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If it's a first offense on simple robbery, can you get probation.
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jul 16, 2019

Usually, the prosecutors in Bell County will offer defer probation.

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