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 »
If your case was dismissed you qualify for something better than a non a disclosure. It is called an expungement. It is better because the Government will ordered to remove and destroy all your records pertaining to that arrest. A non disclosure allows the Government to keep your records, but keeps...Read more »
Please note that once a person turns 17 they are considered an adult in Texas. A mutual fight is typically not a crime. Nevertheless, if one person goes too far with the assault or takes out a deadly weapon during an assault that started without weapons it could rise to the level of a crime.
Possession of marijuana is still illegal in Texas. I would recommend talking to the 17 year old about drug use before contact any government agency regarding the “adult.” Additionally, you could talk to the “adult” about the illegality of possession of marijuana or potentially worse crimes...Read more »
You should ask your probation officer first. Afterward, your attorney may have to request the court if you can travel. It depends on many factors such as the crime you are on probation, how long you have been on probation, how well you are doing with your probation.
I am wondering if after contacting police after an assault, opting out of taking photos of the beating and declining to press charges, if charges can be filed anyway? They said they would issue a warrant for his arrest. I should have pressed charges and said no out of fear.
If a warrant was issued the State has already determined that probable cause exists for an arrest. Your statements will likely be used in court. Nevertheless, a prosecutor should be contacting you once they have been assigned the case.
Unfortunately, once you contact the Government in criminal matters it is up to them to dismiss or not. Your input is taken into account, but your request for a dismissal will not override compelling evidence. It is best you talk to the defense lawyer handling his case before you speak to the...Read more »
Her bond has been set at 30k and she is currently in the Harris County jail. Court date is Sept 11. My question is, and I know you don't have a crystal ball. But, how much TDCJ time is she looking at serving?
It really depends on the court, facts surrounding her arrest. Typically, a 3rd offender is facing 2-10 years in prison, but you indicated she just finished parole. If she has been to TDC one time her punishment is enhanced or “bumped up” to 2-20 years in prison. If she has been to TDC on two...Read more »
Unfortunately, it seems like he will be getting charged with the felony offense of impeding the breath of a family member. Frequently, people do not understand that in these situations it is not necessarily up to the person making the statement if charges are accepted by the District Attorney’s...Read more »
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