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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: The lawyer says that Probation is out of the question what does that mean

The lawyer wants to go before the judge and not a jury

Russ Hunt Jr.
Russ Hunt Jr. answered on Sep 23, 2017

Some crimes like murder don't allow for the possibility of probation from a jury.

Some crimes are so offensive to a jury that there is no way if they convict that they will give probation, but the judge might have a different perspective and might either give deferred adjudication or less...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Im16 and a girl 19 wants to have sex is it illegal
Russ Hunt Jr.
Russ Hunt Jr. answered on Sep 23, 2017

The rule in Texas is if you're 16 and she's within 3 years of your age it's legal so you need to check her birthday against yours. Technically if she's 3 years and one day it's sexual assault.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If a defendant chooses to defend themselves.. Can a judge declared them incompetent without a psychologist or physician
Russ Hunt Jr.
Russ Hunt Jr. answered on Sep 23, 2017

When a person wants to defend themselves the judge has to decide whether the person is competent in the sense that they understand the system well enough not to hurt themselves too badly. This is different from whether they are competent in the psychological sense.

Being incompetent to...
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