An assault that would normally be charged as a Class A Misdemeanor family violence can instead be charged as a Third-Degree Felony if the defendant has been previously convicted (or put on deferred adjudication) for an assaultive offense in a case that could be described as family violence or...Read more »
I was arrested with 2 other friends from school after a dumb night of breaking windows. Multiple misdemeanor charges from one night were aggregated into a felony. I was originally given probation that I unfortunately was unable to complete after basically becoming homeless at 17 due to a very... Read more »
Under current law, your only path to expunction eligibility requires a pardon from the Governor of Texas. You can download a pardon application form on the website for the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Nondisclosure after a waiting period might have been an option only if either (1)...Read more »
Yes. You can be charged with literally ANYTHING and then it becomes your expense and responsibility to fight the charge. This question is marked for both Texas and Chicago, Illinois. The following answer is for Texas ONLY. If the incident occurred in Illinois then stop reading now because this...Read more »
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
If you were put on probation BEFORE the incident that led to the second charge then it could be a violation of your probation AND that second charge can be a third-degree felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in the state penitentiary and a fine up to $10,000.
The prosecutor's position will be that it just wasn't a priority for you to follow the law. In other words, if you won the lottery and needed to register to collect your winnings then you would have figured it out. Hire a local criminal defense attorney to maximize your chances of getting a...Read more »
20 year old accused of relations with 14 y.o. that frequented his college, a girl they shared mutual friends with started stalking him at college. She allegedly had IMs with him claiming they had sex. He plead guilty which meant no conviction. Honestly I think the 19 year old mutual friend hacked... Read more »
You need to consult with an attorney that focuses on criminal appeals in Texas state courts. It is possible that the defendant waived some of his rights to appeal when he entered a guilty plea and you probably either need the alleged victim to recant and preferably also a statement from the person...Read more »
You could be, but who knows if you WILL be?!? That might depend on whether or not federal authorities can take a break from putting migrant children in steel cages long enough to worry about a little mail fraud.
Long story short, I recently received a ticket for drug paraphernalia for weed. I live in a small town and my ex step mom is the judges clerk so when I called to make an appointment to talk to the judge about keeping it off my record, she’s the one who answered and made the appointment. I just... Read more »
It depends on your definition of Police Report. Many people use that term to refer to the officer's affidavit that explains why there is probable cause to support a warrant, a warrantless arrest, or the issuance of a citation. That sort of affidavit is a public record available to anyone....Read more »
There is no paralegal license, at least not in Texas. There are several different CERTIFICATES with official-sounding names but those just demonstrate that a person has attended certain classes, ethics training, etc.
Earning a certificate or applying for membership in the State Bar's...Read more »
Hire a criminal defense attorney who does regular work in the small Texas town where this is happening. It sounds like you feel the entire town is corrupt but you should be aware that big-city attorneys sometimes get "hometowned" in the rural areas. If you can't someone you trust from the exact...Read more »
The case will probably be reset for a different date. However, if the roles were reversed and your attorney showed up and you didn't... the attorney would do whatever she could to try to convince the judge not to forfeit your bond and remand you to jail pending trial.
Chashiers check to my mom who deposited it in her account and wired money as instructed to the scammer...ive just found out she is facing charges IN NEW JERSEY!! ( we are in texas) can that even be legal?
I am very sorry this happened. On the Criminal Law side of this situation, you can ask the law enforcement agency for an explanation. Ask them if there is any disciplinary action against the officer. Ask them if there is a current investigation into what happened. Ask them WHEN they can tell...Read more »
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