You do not dismiss counsel or otherwise have any rights because your brother is the person with a relationship with the attorney. Prior to taking drastic steps, he should attempt to discuss the matter with his attorney. There may be some understandable and acceptable reason for the situation....Read more »
Cost of representation varies from place to place, who is representing you, and a host of other factors. If you are in a major metropolitan area, you can probably find an abundance of attorneys who handle traffic tickets on a very frequent basis for a fee lower than you might expect. Finding an...Read more »
Judges have broad latitude to order "reasonable" conditions of bail. Aside from the obvious issues relating to possible flight (meaning the defendant may attempt to skip out on his obligation to go to court), judges may consider the likelihood of committing other offenses while free on...Read more »
I don't know what "third party" you mean, but $600 sounds VERY low for an expunction. I don't know your circumstances, either, but the only statutory waiting period required is 30 days, which is how much time must be given between the date of the final hearing and the date the...Read more »
Most criminal lawyers are familiar with the civil remedy of expunction/expungement, so that type of attorney is the most appropriate one. Be prepared to be told there is a lawsuit to be filed on your behalf, but it is different than a standard civil lawsuit. Good luck.
It's not technically a scam. It's an attempt by the business to recover a civil penalty authorized by law. It's highly unlikely the business will pursue it beyond letters, in my opinion. Make no mistake, a criminal case is brought by the State of Texas, NOT a private business, so...Read more »
Son found out he had a warrant and the case has already been in front of the jury,he was never issued a ticket,nothing verbal and nothing in the mail. No notification at all...what can we do to fight this.
There is far too little information available to answer the question. Cases do not go before a jury (unless you mean grand jury) without the defendant being charged and notified of the charge, then having the defendant enter a plea. By your description, I am going to assume this was a traffic...Read more »
My 18 yr old college student was arrested twice within 2 weeks for smoking marijuanna. He has not geen to Court yet on the first charge and today arrested second time. If found guilty, what is the punishment? Does the 2nd charge affect outcome of first offenxe? Are these class c misdemeanors?
First, you may want to consider expunction, which is completely wiping the arrest information off your record. Eligibility standards are more limited than with non-disclosures, but the benefits are greater.
As to non-disclosures, they follow successfully completed deferred adjudication...Read more »
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