My truck was impounded. then I was told they seized and plan to dispose of it and all contents - said they were contriband. Is that legal to take my only means of transportation. I have an SR22 & Im in process of obtaining my occupational license
This is technically not a criminal law question because it is filed in civil court. There is a ton of information available online so do an internet search for "Texas civil asset forfeiture" to get the scoop.
The passenger admitted they were his and that she had no knowledge of them being in his possession she thinks they will drop the charges on her I disagree and think she needs an attorney it's a 2nd degree felony
She is facing 2 to 20 years confinement and, even if granted probation she will be facing a lifetime as a convicted felon. In my opinion, this is not something to take chances with and it frankly seems like the same type of risky decision as hanging out with drug traffickers. You might want to...Read more »
If his schizophrenia is so bad that he is detached from reality then talk to an attorney who focuses on criminal appeals about the possibility that he didn't understand the plea. That said, it is possible that, even if released from prison, he may minstead be facing an involuntary commitment...Read more »
One of the conditions of parole is to stop committing new crimes. A person in this situation can be returned to prison to complete the sentence on the old crime and ALSO be given a new sentence for the new crime. The person needs a parole attorney for dealing with any attempt to revoke parole and...Read more »
I don't know the specifics of the cases what I do know is that IN 2019 my boyfriend was charged with a thc vs in Freestone County He was given the option 8 years probation or 10 years, He failed a UA in 2020 for weed and was arrested for a revocation, HIs lawyer bonded him out and came back... Read more »
Criminal defense attorneys are not technically required to talk to anyone but the defendant. Cheap or court-appointed attorneys are often too busy to talk to the defendant's loved ones. You could hire a better attorney to replace the existing attorney and perhaps get better customer service...Read more »
The result of a criminal case will depend on the quality of the prosecutor's evidence, the skill and diligence of the defense attorney, and some degree of luck. You can't control the evidence or the luck, but you can hire a better defense attorney. On average, expensive attorneys get...Read more »
You can be arrested and prosecuted for anything. However, you can only be convicted if you enter a plea of guilty or no contest, or if the prosecutor can prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. Ten grams is 10,000 milligrams. A typical pill of pseudoephedrine...Read more »
I do not know how things are done in College Station. However, I do know that an order is a legal document that describes what is to be (or has been) done and on what authority. I also know that a Commitment is an order that checks someone into jail, and it is often a boilerplate form. So, given...Read more »
The law of New Jersey will determine your expunction eligibility, even if you are currently in Texas. Attorneys are licensed per state, and this Justia website shows the questions to attorneys by state so it is likely that only Texas attorneys will see your question because the location is marked...Read more »
I am a law student and have an email address with the term "law" in it. I am not a lawyer, however, and have never stated that I am. Is it legal for me to continue to use this email address without being a lawyer? Don't I have speech protections so long as I am not actively trying to... Read more »
It is likely to be a felony of the third degree, punishable by 2 to 10 years confinement in the state penitentiary and a fine up to $10,000. If the defendant has no priors then probation is also possible.
By "X" pills, I assume you mean ecstasy, or...Read more »
It is not true that somebody must "take" the charges. You son will only be convicted if he enters a plea of guilty or no contest, or if the prosecutor can prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. One of the element of POCS is to "knowingly or...Read more »
Clothing in which state assistant me and moving to days before. I had no knowledge of the pills being in my clothing as well I do not know exactly who it belongs to that I am trying to find out what can be done in this situation
Able to pay my fines and fees I was in safe for 9 months and county 2 months along with rehab BBCASA. Have been home 1 1/2 years. Father died 7 mo again am caretaker for mother all that time Are combined income is very low. Groceries bills phone cable electric etc. I contribute about 400 a month... Read more »
Getting a dismissal in a case like this isn't about filing motions and forms. The most likely path to dismissal will require a suppression hearing, the success of which is likely to depend on legal technicalities regarding the stop, the search, the arrest, and the transition from a traffic...Read more »
Your friend should ask his criminal defense attorney. There is not a standard type of court appearance generally known throughout Texas as a "supplemental setting." It is possible that it means something specific in the county where the case is pending but it is most likely a default...Read more »
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