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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If I sign the Citation as I pay the fine can I change it to go to court?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Signing a citation has no legal effect; the ticket is just a notice of when and where to appear for court. Paying the fine, however, finalizes the case.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Do I need to get a lawyer and how could it help

My so. Was involved in an accident. He was given a citation for failure to control speed but he was taken to the hospital under protective custody. One I got the police report there was also a DWI charge. Once he was released from the hospital they showed up at his house with a warrant &... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Yes, your son needs an attorney. Contact a lawyer who practices in the county where the case is filed. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: I got a new PO and simply forgot about our meeting yesterday. What are the potential consequences?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

The potential consequences are revocation of probation and jail. Call your PO asap. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I'm on probation I have to report on a Monday but a mtr was issued. Should I keep my appointments or turn myself in with
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Get with your attorney before you do anything to see 1) what is alleged in the motion to revoke to determine, 2) if you can cure any of the violations alleged. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: the cops had a search warrant and seized 3.5 oz of meth, 4 oz of weed and 2 guns over 1 month ago at my home yet not

nothing was mie

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

First, stop making confessions on social media; law enforcement monitor these sites. Next, get with an attorney. No one in this forum knows the total evidence in possession of the State, so on one here has a clue of what the outcome of your cases will be. DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE FACTS OF THIS... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Hello I’m a important witness in a criminal trail. Will I be crossed examined? I saw online that I won’t.

I’m a witness for the prosecution. (The DA)

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jul 26, 2022

No one in this forum can predict exactly what will happen in your situation, but if you testify at trial, expect to be cross examined.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Does it matter if a police officer writes out a ticket or citation in pencil instead of ink?

If this is so then would it vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction like most other rules?

Also, once officer has proclaimed that someone is driving without license especially in written form (e.a. ticket) are they allowed to let that person continue on with their drive after issuing such a... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jul 20, 2022

Short answer: no, it does not matter if an officer writes a citation in pen or pencil.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Is it illegal for a drug dealer to sell their client laced drugs without telling them that they are laced?

I’m a 15y.o. girl. Some of my friends are involved in drug use and have told me that their drugs seemed to have been laced with other dangerous drugs. I’m not too familiar with drugs considering I do not use them (and do not want to.) From these stories I have become concerned about their... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jul 20, 2022

It is illegal for drug dealers to sell anyone drugs, laced or not.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: In misouri 2003 i lost my driving lincense for 10yrs I took satop program now its 2022 and Texas wont help me

So what can I do to get the

M back

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 27, 2022

If the original suspension arises from an incident in Missouri, Texas will not give you a license until they receive a clearance letter from Missouri stating that you have completed all requirements under the laws of that state and there are no further holds on obtaining a license. Talk with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: Hello my name is Ashley I just got my first dwi with a kid but I have a prior criminal record with forgery

I also have credit card my forgery was from 2009 and my credit card abuse was from 2016 I believe I want to see if the outcome for my dwi with a kid would be probation if I agree to doing classes community service

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 27, 2022

You will have to have this discussion with your lawyer. It's POSSIBLE that you can get probation but what will happen in your specific case depends on the specific evidence in the State's possession. Call your attorney. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How long will my boyfriend serve on his 2 year tdcj sentence his conviction is aggravated assault before parole
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 27, 2022

No one in this forum can answer your question with any specificity, but you can go to the TDCJ website and the date your boyfriend is first eligible for parole will be listed. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Is a citation valid if neither you or the officer signed it?

I'm currently waiting for my court date but at the bottom of the citation where there should be signatures, it's blank. He never asked me to sign and he never signed.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 14, 2022

Signing a ticket or not has no affect on the validity of the charge.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: My 19 year old son is in college in Texas and got a MIP in January. He got a DWI on Friday night. What usually happens?

He refused all the tests and they had to get a judge to do a warrant for the blood test.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 14, 2022

You son is an adult for criminal purposes and the degree of offense that he will be charged with will depend on his blood/alcohol concentration. If he has a Texas driver's license, there are license suspension issues he must address within 15 days of his release, so I suggest he contact an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: My 12 year old was read his Miranda right and question with out permission and without parental supervision. Is it legal

My son got in a fight off school property the next day a police officer pulled him into the office right him his Miranda rights and started questioning him without parent knowledge parent supervision or parent permission and threaten him made him feel intimidated even though he was just defending... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 13, 2022

A juvenile can be questioned by the police without a parent being present. Whether that statement can be used, however, can be used as evidence in a subsequent legal proceeding depends on the totality of the questioning. Has a petition alleging delinquent conduct been filed? Talking with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: What are the punishments if convicted for continuously violating protective orders 2+ times in 12mo. Is probation posabl
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 13, 2022

Texas Penal Code:

Sec. 25.072. REPEATED VIOLATION OF CERTAIN COURT ORDERS OR CONDITIONS OF BOND IN FAMILY VIOLENCE, CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT, SEXUAL ASSAULT OR ABUSE, INDECENT ASSAULT, STALKING, OR TRAFFICKING CASE. (a) A person commits an offense if, during a period that is 12 months or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: My daughter was in a fight with a young lady at school who started the fight my daughter beat the girl up they are now

Trying to charge her with assault the police that work at the school said we have ten days to bring her to the school to be fingerprinted or they will pick her up from the house. She was the ONLY one punished for the fight even after we’ve obtained evidence that the young lady started the whole... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 13, 2022

First question: is your daughter under 17? At 16 years of age or under, juvenile law applies. At 17, she will be considered an adult for criminal law purposes (and the rules are different). Also, fingerprints are part of the book-in process which is generally not done at a school. In my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Theft/2500 2+prior (4 convictions) and unauthorized use of motor vehicle? Collin county

He also has various other past convictions totaling around 20 i do believe. This is second time in collin county last conviction was in 2020 also there

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jul 21, 2021

I am not sure of your exact question. Call an attorney in your area. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: How do you get someone involuntarily committed for substance abuse in Texas?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jul 7, 2021

If you believe this person is a danger to himself/herself or others, you can request an involuntary mental health commitment. This process cannot adequately explained in this forum. Call an attorney in your area. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can a police officer search my vehicle on a routine traffic stop based on my past criminal history?

Is my criminal history of drug possession probable cause for search?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jun 9, 2021

The answer to your question as posed is no, but I suggest you obtain a copy of the incident report to discover the officer's version of events. Calling a lawyer may help. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: my son was a passenger i a car that was stopped by frisco pd they asked them if they had anything in the car they said

they said no the cop said he sees and nugget of weed and that since they lied they nhad to search the car that was in the drivers sister name with insurance they driver is leagal to drive they search the car finds a glock 19 and some marijuana upon release they tell my son that his phones have been... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jun 9, 2021

If contraband is in plain view of an officer, then that officer has probable cause to b perform a search. I cannot comment on why the officer seized cell phones. Your son should meet with a lawyer; I can't comment on the relationship you have with your son, but in my experience, what he... Read more »

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