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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can he still get in trouble even though she's over 21 now.

They got together when she was 16 and he was 36. And been together for years. And recently broke up. If a relative found out they were together while she was a minor back then, could the guy still get in trouble???

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on May 12, 2020

This is a tough question. However, there is sufficient reason to be concerned. In Texas, you cannot touch the genitalia of a person under the age of 17 with the intent to arouse or gratify anyone's sexual interest. This is true even if the person consented. Still, there may be obstacles to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Is it constitutional that Miranda Rights are not read during arrests anymore, but only in pc court in some jurisdiction?

Is it constitutional that Miranda Rights are not read during arrests anymore, but only in pc court? Some counties, Montgomery County in Texas for instance, no longer seem to require officers to read rights during arrest. The next morning, they are read their rights at pc court, but usually they... Read more »

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Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on May 10, 2020

Miranda rights are required to be read before a police officer conducts an in-custody interrogation. If the police officer asks questions that are meant to incriminate you and does not read you your Miranda rights then the State will not be able to use those answers against you in court. However,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: My Son is 14 years old and was caught video taping his 12 year old Girl Cousin in the bathroom with a phone.

Can a civil suit be filed against him and would he be placed in the sexual predator list?

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Mar 28, 2020

This is very serious and you need to contact a local attorney immediately. However, this is not likely a civil matter. If the authorities get a hold of the video there are a number of crimes that can be charged. If the video portrays any genitalia the video is child pornography. Any adult who... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How to find out if my current lawyer is working on my case?

It's been almost 4 months since I hired him, I was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. I was released on a bond and been under partial house arrest since then. I want to know if my lawyer is working on my case. How do I find out?

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Mar 24, 2020

Give them a call. You need to know the plan and the strategy for your case. When a client hires me for a charge as serious as this I give them my cell phone number and make sure they understand the plan. I also make sure they know they can meet with me over video or cell phone until they feel... Read more »

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Q: I was arrested last year forA traffic warrant On the way to the jail I informed the officer that I had possession

A controlled substance and he assured me that he was going to throw it away and not charge me for it can they come back and charge me with it later

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Mar 12, 2020

Most people find it shocking that police officers can lie to civilians without any consequence. A police officer who promises that you will not be charged is making a promise that they do not have to keep. Many times police officers will tell people that they have arrested that they will not file... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Is theft under 2500 with 2 priors a SJ felony or is it a mistem b enhancement? Is it a charge of its own?
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Mar 12, 2020

It is a charge of its own. When someone has two prior theft convictions and is arrested for another theft the State has the option of filing that new arrest as a State Jail Felony. However, the State can also choose to proceed as a theft based on the value of what was allegedly stolen. The choice... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If I signed a toll agreement that expires on May 1st, can they still arrest me or indict me between now and then?

Or do they have to wait until after May 1st? The case is out of California, but I now live in Texas

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Mar 5, 2020

You need to talk to a California attorney about this. Preferably speak to the California attorney who negotiated the toll agreement.

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.

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
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... 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... 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

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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... 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

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
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,... 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 »

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
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... 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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