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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: Is it the end of world to be convicted of Misdemeanor C in TX? Will this municipal record affect my job application?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 25, 2019

Maybe. What's the offense? Is it a crime of moral turpitude? What type of job application are you referring to? Calling a lawyer and discussing the issues may help. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Texas on

Q: Can I dismiss the charge from the Municipal Court because I never receive a notice of Complaint?

Is it called Motion to Quash in the criminal case?

I received both summon for pre-trial and the sworn complaint from the Municipal Court recently. Based on the statue below, can I argue that I was never provided the Notice of Complaint prior to the State moved to issue Pre Trial Hearing?... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on May 24, 2019

If you received a copy of the complaint prior to the pretrial hearing date, then the State has complied with the applicable statute.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: Is is a crime not to return the Police Detective's phone call?

I learned from the answers from Criminal Lawyers on this site not to speak to Law Enforcement without the presence of legal representation. Is it OK for me to exercise my 5th Amendment to not return the calls to a police investigation? Will I be charged not to speak to the Police?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 23, 2019

You never have to talk with the police if you don't want to. Criminal charges may still be filed against you, regardless if you provide a statement or not. There is no separate offense for failing to provide a statement.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: What is the difference between "Service Dispute" and "Theft of Service"? Is there a statute of limitation for both?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 22, 2019

Theft of service is a criminal offense; a service dispute is not. The statute of limitations applies to theft of service.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: If I pay the fine for a Misdemeanor C, will I still have this record appearing on background check for employment?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 22, 2019

Paying the fine will cause a final conviction to be entered on your record, which can never be removed. Contact the court about options to avoid a conviction. Or call an attorney in the area where the matter is pending. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: TX Second Chance : Can the First time offender of Misdemeanor C qualify for TX First time offender programs?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 22, 2019

I need know what you mean be "first time offender programs". Most such programs are instituted at the discretion of a particular court, so each jurisdiction has its own qualifications. Call an attorney in your area. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: What do I need to do?

I keep calling the number on the back of my citation/ticket and they keep telling me my information is not in the system..

Grant St Julian III answered on May 22, 2019

File a letter with the court requesting a court date and keep a file-marked copy of the letter in your possession. Or contact an attorney in the area. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: Will the Municipal Court Judge assign a public defender for a Class C Misdemeanor Jury Trial?

If I maintain innocent in my pre-trial for a Class C Misdemeanor case, will I be assigned a public offender for a jury trial?

Is 6th Amendment still applicable in a municipal court jury trial?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 21, 2019

No, you will not have an attorney appointed to represent you on a class c misdemeanor

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: Is it OK that Plano Police filed sworn complaint against me without giving me the chance to state my side of story?

I received a summon for pre-trial along with sworn statement from Plano Police Detective alleging me committing a Class C Misdemeanor less than $100 theft of Service alleged occurred in August last year. I never received any citation nor was given the chance to state my side of story. Does this... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on May 21, 2019

You have the opportunity to enter a plea of not guilty, and tell your side of the story to a judge and/or jury at trial. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on

Q: I can't find out what my license was suspended for what the fine is or what county it's out of ijust want to pay myfines

Grant St Julian III answered on May 18, 2019

You may look up the eligibility of your license at:

https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/dleligibility/login.do

Contacting an attorney may help. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Texas on

Q: Can you have criminal tresspassing put on you when you have been living there and 90%of your belongings are there?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 16, 2019

What you describe is possible; it depends on the defendant's legal status as to right of access to the property in question. Talking with an attorney about the specific facts of the situation would help. Good luck,.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: Can someone be charged with a criminal mischief and burglary of a building in the same case

Grant St Julian III answered on May 16, 2019

Yes, a person can be charged with multiple criminal offenses arising out of the same incident.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: If a 17 year old girl wants to be with a 21 year old guy, is it legal in the state of Texas? If so what is the max age?

I know the age of consent in the state of Texas is 17. However does that mean that they are free to have a consentual sexual relationship with anyone of any age or is there a specific maximum age gap?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 15, 2019

Texas Penal Code

Sec. 43.25. SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD. (a) In this section:

(1) "Sexual performance" means any performance or part thereof that includes sexual conduct by a child younger than 18 years of age.

(2) "Sexual conduct" means sexual contact, actual or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: My son is currently serving a prison sentence in Texas and his projected release date is August 2019. He was granted

parole in Nov. 2018. He still has a outstanding violation of probation in another county. What happens to the outstanding violation or how would he get time served for that violation as well?

Grant St Julian III answered on May 14, 2019

Once released from prison on parole, you son will be transferred to the county where his probation violation is pending. When he is brought before the Court that granted his probation, the request for time served can be made then.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Collections and Probate for Texas on

Q: How can I get my failuer to maintain financial responsibility citation dismissed

Also my criminal mischief charge dismissed

Grant St Julian III answered on May 13, 2019

Yes, any citation or criminal charge CAN get dismissed. What will happen in your particular case depends on the particular facts of your situation. Call a local lawyer. Good luck.

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5 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: can I get a non disclosure agreement?

I have a class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury from 2015. The victim is now in prison for assault with a deadly weapon. Which no one believed happened to me at the time due to lack of evidence that I was attacked. I did defend myself that’s why I pled guilty to assault. The victim was... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on May 9, 2019

What was the final disposition of the case (not the plea you entered, but the judgment entered by the Court)? Was there a finding of domestic violence? Call an attorney in the county where the case was pending. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on

Q: I renewed my drivers license and was sent a letter for denial saying I have to go to texasfailuretoappear.com.

Says its from 2012 and I have a warrant. I have been pulled over since then and there was no problems. I don't know anything about this ticket and I keep asking to see an actual copy of it. Also when you click on ticket payment system it says offense date 9/19/2012 and court date 1/1/0001. I... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on May 7, 2019

Contact an attorney in the county where the citation was allegedly issued and have her/him check the court records (not the records of the collection agency that is attempting to get your money). Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: I was charged with a felony in texas after I was charged the law changed to a misdemeanor

So I'm wondering if I can have my charge changed to a misdemeanor or have it expunged

Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 19, 2019

The final disposition of a case determines if it can be expunged. The fact the law has changed has no effect on your situation. Good luck.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: I was called by the sheriffs office asking me to come in to answer some questions as a suspect. What do I do?

He told me it was probably nothing and there is no arrest warrant.

Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 16, 2019

No, no, no, no, no. If you are a suspect, the police are attempting to get something out of you that will aid in prosecution against you. Get with your attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on

Q: My wife was raped and abused by her adopted brother from 12 to 14. Now 32, can she press charges in Texas

She is currently 32. This occurred in Texas around 98-99 and she wound up pregnant and gave birth to a son. She is wondering if there is any way after all these years she could have charges filed to try to get some justice. Years of therapy has now suggested that she try to pursue this avenue to... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 15, 2019

She may contact law enforcement in the county where the events occurred. Good luck.

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