I informed them the court that I wasn't taking a plea when I'm not guilty of the charges . They proceeded with a pretrial after I mentioned wanting the attorney I'm going to hire to be present for pretrial but the judge proceeded anyway . He also refused to take my dismissal of the court appointed... Read more »
The judge has wide discretion over the docket and may be concerned that you are changing attorneys simply as a delay tactic. One of the risks of changing attorneys so close to the trial date is the new attorney might not have enough time to be as prepared as she would normally want to be....Read more »
Transmission went out, shop picked it up and towed it to their location. Tore it down and diagnosed it. The contract says it’s $599 for tow and tear down. He told us $1480 to repair it. We said okay. He then jacked the price up to $2480 saying “there was more problems”. Fast forward a year... Read more »
Hello my name is Amel and I am 17 years old. I’ve been a victim of revenge porn however I really do not want my parents knowing about this. Is it possible to press charges without my parents getting involved or knowing about it? Or if If it’s not possible because I am a minor, then can I press... Read more »
Criminal charges are a matter of public record in the United States. There are a few protections in child abuse cases, but I'm not certain if they would apply to this situation. Texas has a revenge porn law, but there is a decent chance that it will be overturned as unconstitutional... especially...Read more »
Said charges were going to be dropped but had to go to nursing home. His mother just died & and was just informed by his social worker that the judge said he couldnt attend her funeral. I dont know if she really contacted judge. If charges are being dropped why can't he attend his mother's funeral?... Read more »
Talk to his criminal defense attorney to find out if the charges are actually still pending. It might be that the charges were already dropped and he was confined to the state hospital indefinitely until the judge finds him competent.
Spouse had an affair out of state. After getting back home, spouse continued to talk to that person. That person went to meet him in Virginia state to pick him up. My spouse never showed up. I got on the phone & let the person know that my spouse wasn’t coming. The person got upset & both parties... Read more »
It sounds like the jilted lover is just taking out his frustration. Ignore and block him and let those emotions pass. If this continues to happen, the "detective" could be committing the offense of Harassment or Stalking.
Several months after he died, I was notified that I was still benefcy of his BAC annuities fund. Surprised he hadn't changed this in 8 years since divorce, I called the BAC Intl to confirm details. It was the assisting clerk who noticed the date on a change-of-beneficiary form was the exact date... Read more »
There might be both a civil and criminal case that comes out of this but I notice this question is marked for both Texas and Arkansas. The first thing you should do is figure out WHERE the forged document was USED and then re-post your question in just that one state, no matter where you are...Read more »
You might consider contacting the Client-Attorney Assistance Program (CAAP) to re-establish communication with the attorney. Call (800) 932-1900 or see https://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/ForThePublic/ProblemswithanAttorney/CAAP/default.htm
At arraignment th police report says that I was stopped for no seatbelt .I was charged with DWI he claims the oder of alcohol and glossy eyes. On the way out I stopped at traffic ticket office and there is no seatbelt ticket under my i.d Was that a lawful stop?
You can be arrested and taken to jail for a seatbelt violation so that is fair game for a traffic stop. A case from Texas actually went to the US Supreme Court on this issue in Atwater v. City of Lago Vista.
That said, your DWI attorney may be able to determine from the officer's DashCam...Read more »
The right to a speedy trial is waived unless affirmatively asserted and the judge isn't required to rule on a motion that is filed but never urged. So if there was a speedy trial issue it more likely lies at the feet of the defense attorney in the form of ineffective assistance of counsel. An...Read more »
I’m in Texas and got into a verbal argument with my girlfriend. I was on the other side of the house and threatened her and she recorded the audio. She called the cops and they heard it when they showed up. They arrested me as she asked them not to, but the police report said she was “willing... Read more »
Nope. They are only required to "consider" the point of view of the alleged victim, not abide by it. The prosecutor will make the ultimate decision on whether or not to seek a conviction and in these days of #MeToo they are more likely to seek convictions so they can brag about reducing "domestic...Read more »
He wants to wait until he goes back to court on May 11, 2020 to sign for the 100 days...He had a 3rd degree felony which got dropped to an misdemeanor...which is good I'm guessing...but aside of all of that, he's also on parole and has a parole hold and 8 months left on it...I just want to know... Read more »
The maximum penalty on an F3 is 10 years in prison and the max on a misdemeanor is 1 year in jail. So yes, the defendant benefits when the charge is reduced from a felony of the third degree to a misdemeanor.
As for parole, the worst that could happen is that it is revoked because...Read more »
I see a question mark at the end of that sentence but, frankly, it doesn't look like a question. If his use of force against you was unlawful, he could be charged with a FELONY crime of family violence with a maximum penalty of 10 years in the state penitentiary or more depending on his criminal...Read more »
From what I know it was thanksgiving day he came home from working out of town and found his ex in a truck with another man so he broke the windows to the car he had just bought her so he got arrested that night he got out on bond but then missed his court day and a warrant was issued and know... Read more »
An open records request pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act might do the trick. If you have an attorney in a related criminal matter then perhaps a 39.14 discovery request would be more productive since there are not as many methods for the police to deny access to a discovery request as...Read more »
Case indicted by the grand jury, trial date for the 17th of April. Orig statement COMP by det. Due to hand injury later found false articles, DA refuses to take MY AFFIDAIT or give copy of statement det wrote on my behalf and informed me in order to hurry and get me outta there ( like i wanted... Read more »
They have sovereign immunity from liability for merely doing their job poorly. You have to show they were purposely bad to you in particular and you have to file within one year of the resolution of the case. It is only possible to win a civil suit for malicious prosecution if you win the criminal...Read more »
F3 assault family choking strangulation not even "together" but 2 months tops. Made it known from beginning we both just wanted to cool off. Its all one sided and not once asked my side or what i did because it was a mutal push and shove after he was attempting to not allow me to harm myself and i... Read more »
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