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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Texas on

Q: How long do i have to file A GRIEVIENCE

I paid an attorney a retainer and he did not help me with my case, and still asked me to pay the remainder of the balance. the case did not go to trail and the charges did not go to court. he did not even advise me of this i found out thru the other party.

Robert Sterling Guest answered on May 5, 2017

Try this-

https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=File_a_Grievance&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=29656

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: How do I handle a void indictment

My dad has been in prison since 1997. A few weeks ago he sent a letter to the district clerk office requesting his grand jury proceedings... He received a letter stating that there are no copies of his grand jury proceedings... What does this mean and what do I need to do?

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Apr 22, 2017

I'm not sure what he was trying to get from the district clerk. But an indictment is a record of the grand jury proceeding in that is shows the result of the proceeding. What do you need to do? I'm not sure what the goal is. What is the trying to find out?

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Q: My boyfriend is back in jail for Misd A Fam/Violence. I dropped charges last year so this is the only charge. Probation?

He only does this when he is super drunk and I need him here to help me financially. We have a 20 year old daughter together and have been best friends for 22 years. I know I sound foolish but he is PERFECT when he is not out of his mind drunk.

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Apr 16, 2017

Is probation an option? Probably but that depends on many factors such as the facts of the case, boyfriend's criminal history, which court/county you are in etc. He needs a lawyer to help him.

You need to find options for women in an abusive relationship. If money is a reason you are...
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Q: in Texas if you quash indictment for errors can they if there were fatal errors in the enhancement clause

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Mar 20, 2017

Quashing an indictment is a complicated issue. Without seeing the indictment it's impossible to tell you if it can be quashed. You need to take the indictment to a lawyer so that person can review it and offer some real legal advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on

Q: TX quashing felony indictment. Errors. Of facts in the enhancement clause of indictment ,reindictment/or matter quashed

Manf/delay indictment enhancement for penalty increasee states convictions without dates or any other info one conviction stated is false...2nd conviction committed prior to the first conviction being final..not eligible to use for enhancement..if I file a motion to quash indictment for the error... Read more »

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Mar 20, 2017

You need to hire a lawyer. Don't try to file your own writ or Motion to Quash. If you care about the outcome have an experienced professional help.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: If you know Police have tampered with evidence do you submit an Affidavit to the ADA or do you hire an Attorney to file?

The witness statement I gave in a case which was put into evidence is not the one I wrote.. it has been changed.. Am not sure if I should hire a forensic expert or file an affidavit with the ADA and let them investigate.

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Mar 19, 2017

You should hire a lawyer. Getting a prosecutor (ADA) to believe the police changed your statement is going to be very difficult. If you are the Defendant in this case, or a suspect, then you should not talk to a prosecutor. If you are just a witness, and in no way involved in this situation beyond... Read more »

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Q: what is the legal term for someone who had never been in trouble their whole life (60 years) except for a 2 month period

three arrests all misdemeanors back in 2009 sept - nov....never any before that or after that

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Mar 15, 2017

There isn't one. What happened in the two months?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on

Q: I'm dealing with corruption with a d.a. and judge refuse to file white collar crimes against a friend. What can I do?

I have forensic evidence proving everything I got and they refuse to accept it saying that there are too many high up people involved and they can't be convicted...I also have been threatened to drop the charges or I would regret it.

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Feb 24, 2017

You can't make a DA file a case. So there isn't much you can do. They have discretion to pursue, or not pursue a case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: How can I appeal a capital murder charge?

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Feb 22, 2017

You hire the best appeals lawyer you can afford, immediately. Appeals have strict deadlines and you need to make sure you hire someone with experience in post-conviction litigation. If you know someone convicted of capital murder they may be appointed a lawyer on the appeal already. See if you can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Texas on

Q: girlfriend is being charged for assault on family member, based off the description is there any way to avoid the charge

My girlfriend and I got in an argument last night. I tried calming down the situation by separating us but she had an assignment due the next day and needed my laptop. I was trying to go back to my apartment with my laptop so we could both relax and she was holding onto my shirt so I couldn't get... Read more »

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Feb 21, 2017

No one can offer up a complete case defense based on a one paragraph description. You need to hire a lawyer immediately who has experience getting family violence cases dismissed. There are a lot of ways to defend these case. While your version of events is important, you also need to know - What... Read more »

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Q: What can I do to fight a mtr probation without a lawyer?

In order to get a court appointed lawyer I imagine i need to deal with a warrant. I have literally nothing to my name and can't afford to hire one.

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Feb 1, 2017

Hire a lawyer. Seriously, it's like asking how to do surgery without a doctor. You can, but it's going to be a disaster. Why do you think we charge for our services? Because we have experience fixing the problems and we can make the system work for you. Find some money, borrow some money, go make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Foreclosure and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas on

Q: Can I petion a my probation before a hearing with an active warrant

Robert Sterling Guest answered on Feb 1, 2017

Petition? I'm not sure what you mean by that. If you have an active warrant for a probation violation you need to hire an attorney to talk to probation and the prosecutor to see what can be done.

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