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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: When are my charges automatically dropped?

I was arrested on Christmas for possession of 6 grams of marijuana and was wondering when the charges are automatically dropped and i was charged with a class b misdemeanor and im in Texas.

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Feb 12, 2020

I agree with the above. I would add that there is a two year statute of limitations. Once someone is arrested (or cited) for marijuana possession the District Attorney's Office has two years to file an information on the case. If you posted a bond and were magistrated a court date will be mailed to... Read more »

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Q: My fiancees lawyer will not return calls or even tried to contact us at all since her release in October

She dont wanna be on the run but she dont wanna go back to jail. We need help in every way.

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Feb 4, 2020

Not being able to speak to your lawyer is no reason to run away from charges. If you have not communicated with your lawyer you need to hire a different lawyer. If your lawyer is court appointed ask to approach the judge when you go to court and ask for a new court appointed lawyer because your... Read more »

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Q: Can u be charged and warrant issued for a Charge u didn't have or knew anything bout til u get arrested

My boyfriend got arrested for a class c warrant and didn't know anything bout a warrant for a burgulary charge he never had. Happened in Victoria county texas

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Feb 4, 2020

Unfortunately, this happens frequently. If your boyfriend was not arrested at the time of the offense, but was a suspect in the case he would not be aware of a warrant until after the District Attorney's Office has taken the case to the Grand Jury. All this means is that the prosecutor presented... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: My mom is in jail for failure to stop at red light but also has a theft by check over 500 under 1500 bck in 07

I called they told me it was an active warrant but it's from 2007 12 years ago what can I do no bond on the theft of check from 07

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 23, 2020

You should immediately post her bond and get her out of there. Some attorneys, like our firm, post attorney bonds to better serve our clients. Once your mom is out your attorney can begin working on getting your mother's case dismissed. Good luck. This is a scary problem but fixable in the hands of... Read more »

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Q: Can someone who has a warrant in another state for a misdemenor get arrested for that warrant in another state?
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 23, 2020

The answer is yes. Once you have a warrant for your arrest any police officer who contacts you and is aware of the warrant can arrest you. However, the State that issued the warrant would have to extradite you (pay to have you brought to its jurisdiction). Sometimes, the State will put in its... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Is there a way a lawyer can recall a warrant ? What would be the steps ... maybe fees even ? How much

I have a failure to appear and i wanted to reschedule court date so that in the mean while i won’t be arrested is that possible to do

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 23, 2020

You need to call the lawyer so the lawyer can look into this and give you specific advice tailored to your situation and the county with the warrant. Some warrants can be recalled and others can't. It depends on the judge and the specific situation. Good luck and schedule an appointment with an... Read more »

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Q: If I have a warrant in the next County where I live. For a failure to appear . My question is can i renew ID Card

Can I renew my ID without going to jail, I don’t have a driver’s license

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 22, 2020

If you have a warrant for your arrest you will be arrested the next time you come in contact with a police officer. Warrants, especially for misdemeanor cases, are extremely easy to resolve. Hire a lawyer and follow their advice. However, if you go renew your ID you will very likely be arrested by... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas on
Q: Freedom of Information Act in state of Tx. Can an inmate or family of inmate request such info from county office?

Inmate or family of request the state information regarding his case. Would we go directly to the DA office or Bexar County Clerks office? We are mainly seeking the documented information of the plea deals that were offered during pretrial, during trial as well as deliberations.

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 21, 2020

Appeals have very specific time lines and requirements. You should consult with an attorney, (our first consultation is free) and we will let you know what your options. Some of the information that you are seeking cannot be found at the District Clerk's office and can only be discovered by an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can an attorney help clear a misdemeanor warrant from 1988?

Fraud-Theft by Check

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 21, 2020

Absolutely. There are two ways an attorney can help. First, the attorney can see if the State is willing to dismiss the case. Second, the attorney can work with the authorities to get you turned AND get you released. Many times prosecutors won't dismiss a case while a warrant is outstanding, but if... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My name is Tresa I lost my son in 6-12-2012 & I lost my mind I just want someone to read the reports I have

Bud was being chased by the cops on his crock rocket I just want the truth about that night & the Stephenville police department shredded the first report & the cop chasing him said she wasn’t but she was anything I can do to find the truth ?

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 11, 2020

Working with families who have lost a loved one is one of the hardest legal tasks for a lawyer. Before engaging a lawyer to complete this task you should make sure that your goals are well articulated. What exactly do you want to accomplish? Do you want to know what happened? Do you want to make... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: dad gave permission where bro & I reside to store Disable senior mom 3piece antique furniture stored in bro Rm.stolen

Inherited value $7000.Mom rechecked dad approval he loaned truck 4transport.saw it gone ask Dad-i was at wk not q&a gf,911 ins claim,not want addict gf only 1 hm in trouble.Not gone by itself @mom call 911incident report not owner

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 11, 2020

Reading between the abbreviations it may be that you or a loved one is being accused of stealing something that was actually given to them. If this is the case you need an attorney who has experience dealing with this kind of situation, As a former white collar crime prosecutor and a defense... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I am being charged for a 2nd degree felony i didnt do what theyre saying i did

pulled over and got searched a police officer found an untouched check book that didn't belong to me in a pile of trash in my passenger side floor board, it was supposed to be thrown back into the dumpster I missed that pil I got arrested even after telling the police officer the story now im... Read more »

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 9, 2020

Police officers make arresrs. They do this even when they shouldn't and even when given a rational explanation. The good news is that there is a filtering process that occurs. The first set of filters, after an arrest, occurs when your file goes to the District Attorneys Office. There your case... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Minor charged with poss CS <1G, will i be drug tested. If so, during, before, or after court?

New Braunfels of Texas

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 1, 2020

These are questions that are best asked to your lawyer in a confidential setting. New Braunfels is a very strict jurisdiction where the prosecutors take drug crime very seriously. You need to make an appointment with a lawyer who is familiar with Comal County and knows how they operate. We have... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What is the proper way to remove a gun from a unoccupied vehicle in texas?

My husband was in corpus Christi tx.police found a gun that was in my husband vehicle in the backseat in a suitcase. He was eating at the time in a restaurant they pulled him out and searched his vehicle and found the gun. My ? Is did they properly remove it? And is it tampering with evidence if... Read more »

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Dec 20, 2019

When people have had their rights violated it is hard to articulate exactly what went wrong (police officers may not have had a right to remove the gun but neither would crime scene investigators). When a criminal defense attorney hears a fact pattern they ask themselves two preliminary questions... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can a police officer when asked what your rights are during a search of my person respond that they are going to do..

Whatever they want to do anyways and that he will keep me there as long as it takes to complete the search. All this at a gas pump where I had pulled up too BC I was falling asleep after midnight driving Home. Officer pulled up circled me twice and said I looked "suspicious" while sitting in... Read more »

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Dec 14, 2019

This is a difficult question. You have a constitutional right to be free of an unlawful search and seizure. However, sometimes officers ignore this right. When they ignore this right how are they punished? They cannot use the evidence that they seized against you in your criminal trial. That is... Read more »

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Q: My fiancé was/is on probation for THEFT <$2500-2 MORE PREV supposed to be for 4 years.

He hasn’t been in any trouble since being on probation but he also hasn’t been checking in! 2 days ago he was pulled over for driving a car with the registration out and when they ran his name they arrested him. He’s currently a no bond how much time could he possibly be looking at?

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Dec 14, 2019

It is good that your fiance has not been in anymore trouble since he was on probation. However, not checking in is a fairly significant problem. You need to hire your fiance a lawyer. That lawyer needs to get your fiance a bond. After the bond is posted and fiance is out the lawyer should meet with... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: I hired a attorney for my son DUI the attorney would not return any calls but he was paid , I have been trying to call

Him for 1 1/2 months hired another attorney how can I get my money back from the first attorney what are the consequences.. my son has a learning disability that's why I need the attorney to call me or my uncle

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Dec 14, 2019

This is difficult because the attorney may not understand that your son has a learning disability and therefore needs you or his uncle to be in the loop. I would do the following 1) Have your son make an appointment with the attorney 2) Go to the appointment with him. 3) Have your son speak to the... Read more »

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