If anyone can fix the conviction, it will be an expert in criminal appeals, and that will be expensive. However, if you were granted a pardon by the Governor of Texas, then you could file for an expunction of the records. That might be just as good of a result, depending on your goals....Read more »
Nor is there an existing cause number as stated in the indictment notes as reason for enhancement. Also no judges signature or county info on the indictment. Indictment received in the mail at the address where alleged victim resides also the defendants residence, but there is a protective order... Read more »
An officer can investigate a person sleeping in their car to make sure they are safe and not in medical distress but they shouldn't be searching without consent unless they saw or smelled something during the initial investigation that indicated a crime.
Cause number cr172821. I told them to recheck warrant and I had paperwork from dismissal. Told them the jail refunded my bond in full so I know it was dismissed before arraaigned. Rude and hateful refused to acknowledge I was even present other than to laugh and tighten cuffs and take me to jail.... Read more »
Consult an attorney who files lawsuits in federal court against law enforcement for civil rights violations under "Section 1983." It is doubtful you will find such an attorney in Midland... you're probably talking about an attorney from a city with millions of residents. The good...Read more »
the answer was NO He did anyways was arrested unlawfully and was illegally in jail for over a month till someone advocated for me and had all the charges lifted. A very painful agonizing ordeal for many, what do I do now? Can I file a civil suit against the department against the county against the... Read more »
You should consult an attorney who takes FEDERAL civil rights cases under Section 1983.
From a criminal law perspective, the severity of policy mistakes that could result in a prosecutor dismissing a case is lower than the severity of police mistakes necessary to justify a ruling against...Read more »
He was defending himself and the girls he was with as this kid was going around the park bullying and assaulting girls. Touching them. My son who is 14 told them to back off multiple times and he shoved my son who in turn punched him. The kid ran to his dad who called the cops because he said my... Read more »
Stop talking to the detective and have a private consultation with a criminal defense attorney who practices law in the county where the fight occurred... not just any criminal defense attorney, but one who has experience with juvenile cases because they follow different procedures.
He needs an attorney that will fight to get him mental health help and not being institutionalized because that will do nothing to help him. He has no money and lost his job because of it. I’m not sure what to do because I’m the victim and he cannot have contact with me. His court appointed... Read more »
Nobody ever ACTUALLY works for free in any line of work. You can't even mow a yard for free. If you are not being paid for work then you are diverting resources from somewhere else in your life to cover your time and expenses.
Properly defending a second-degree felony charge is...Read more »
Nobody was doing drugs there is only a female asleep and she was not blond the police found a needle in the vehicle that was used but the female was nowhere near the needle where they found it in the the vehicle was not hers can they charge her with possession
The use of force may be legally justified to prevent theft or to prevent escape after a theft. However, if he was mistaken and had simply dropped his phone then there was no theft and his use of force was not justified. In that scenario, it sounds like the repo man committed the crime of Assault...Read more »
Your criminal defense attorney will discuss the matter with you privately and then review the BodyCam and DashCam footage, along with the officer's written report. Then, your attorney will ask the court to suppress the evidence if there are grounds to believe the search was unlawful.
The person enters a plea of not guilty and demands a trial by jury. The person will only be convicted if the prosecutor can prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. The jury must be unanimous in their decision.
Terms and abbreviations are not standard from one county to the next so, if this happened in Dallas County, try calling a criminal defense attorney who has an office in Dallas. The very best person to call is probably the defendant's own attorney.
Under most circumstances, the maximum is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one-year confinement in county jail and a $4,000 fine. However, if the defendant has a prior conviction for the same offense then it can be charged as a State Jail Felony which is punishable by up to 2 years in...Read more »
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 »
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