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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 arrest.... 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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Is it still a felony to get caught with thc oil in Texas?
F. Edward (Ed) Brown
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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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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
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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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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
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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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Apr 15, 2019

Information is too vague. More details would be helpful.

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Texas on
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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
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.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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
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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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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
F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Nov 17, 2018

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

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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
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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