Capital murder is punishable by death, or by life in prison, depending upon how the jury answers the special issue questions in a case where the State seeks the death penalty. Not all murder charges are capital, however, and a non-capital murder charge will be a first-degree felony, which means...Read more »
Many public libraries do provide some legal resources and forms, and reference librarians are happy to help (they cannot give legal advice, however). If you are fortunate enough to live in a place that has a public law library, that's even better. You might also look at TexasLawHelp.com.
You have not given me enough information to answer your question. What is the defendant being charged with? Was it something the defendant allegedly did *before* he or she became unconscious? Tell me more about the situation, and I might be able to give you an answer.
It depends on the offense. The indictment must be filed before the limitation period runs, but the statute of limitations is different for various offenses. Some offenses, most notably murder or manslaughter, have not statute of limitations, and an indictment can be brought at any time. An...Read more »
I concur with Mr. White's answer. I will add that expunction is available only in limited circumstances in Texas. If you were convicted of an offense, you will not be eligible for an expunction unless the conviction was overturned on appeal, or unless you were subsequently pardoned. If you entered...Read more »
It depends. Informal or "common law" marriage in Texas requires three things, assuming that there is no legal impediment to the couple being married: (1)the couple cohabited in Texas, (2) the couple agreed to be married, and (3) the couple represented themselves to others as being married. There is...Read more »
Father is in the military and has been stationed in a different state due to offical orders, and mother refused to move with child due an agreement of divorce. The mother and father cannot be civil in any manner.
Yes, it can be done, but courts in Texas are very reluctant to "bastardize" children, absent compelling circumstances. The mechanics are simple enough: the father would execute a voluntary reliquishment affidavit consenting to have his rights terminated, and the mother would file a petition for...Read more »
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