Ticket said I was following too close and I wasn't in the lane following anyone involved. First vehicle slowed. Vehicle behind him swerved in my lane to avoid hitting him but still hot him. I could not allow down to avoid hitting this driver that came into my lane. Officer said first driver... Read more »
Seems strange indeed. I would say Mr. Munsing's response is accurate. If the case is in Texas, you have a right to trial for tickets. By pleading not guilty you can go into a formal pre-trial hearing to discuss your case with a prosecutor. Hopefully that will resolve the issue.
I'm not certain what the question actually is. I think you are asking if assault family violence a state jail felony? The answer is no. Normally, it is charged as a Class A misdemeanor. For a complete list of the maximum punishment range for all criminal offenses you can click on the...Read more »
This is an epidemic across the nation right now. And I can tell you it ins't getting better, but worse. You should have received a card from the officer signifying their intent to keep the cash in relation to illegal activity. You are able to object, but I can tell you the hearings are...Read more »
A friend who has spent the past eight months in jail said that his mother who is 65 lied to the police, saying that he had hit her. I thought that while the police can arrest on her word only he would have to be tried and convicted in order to put him in jail more than a day or so- and that there... Read more »
I would think that in order for a charge to actually be filed that the case rises to the level of probable cause that an offense was committed. That is above a 50% in the eyes of the police department and the prosecution's office. Does that mean that he is absolutely guilty? Of course not,...Read more »
My husband has 2 misdemeanor charges assault family violence and interfering with an emergency call. He has never been in trouble before or since this. He was given pretrial diversion for 6 months but failed to do any of his stuff except report to his PO each month, they then gave him 12months... Read more »
The question is contingent on the county and the judge. An experienced lawyer in one county can have an idea of what would happen, but in another county, the variables change. You really need to know the judge and county and then find a lawyer familiar with probation revocation hearings in that...Read more »
I was driving a rental car covered with a credit card LDW. I was rear-ended by a driver on the highway. She said she did not have her insurance documents on her but gave me her license and phone no. information. Now she is unreachable. Meanwhile, the rental company wants me to file for a claim.... Read more »
My suggestion is that you can file the paperwork you have for the wreck with The Department Of Public Safety for Texas and they will place a driver license hold on her eligibility until she decides to get off her hump and help you resolve the claim. The insurance company for the rental should be...Read more »
Normally, it is because a deal was struck between the prosecutor and defense that was reasonable to both parties. A lot of time, the trial process is posturing. A game of chicken if you will between the prosecution and the defense. Both are on different sides of the spectrum and are wanting...Read more »
Texas statutory rape laws apply when a person over the age of 17 has a sexual relationship with someone 16 year of age or younger. There is a defense to prosecution however if the age difference between the two is 3 years or less. Of course, that does not mean that person cannot be charged with...Read more »
Years ago i pressed charges on my bf. One afternoon while trying to get his criminal record from court.. He was arrested. On the hearing in county he was told it was from those charges. I signed to drop the charges, but im still being called in to testify. Should i go into hearing? I just want this... Read more »
That question has a legal and an ethical component to it. Ethically, the State of Texas is asking you to show up to a hearing. So do you wish to show up or not based on your personal situation. That is a question you will have obviously answered above with a "no." Legally, you are...Read more »
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