Grapevine, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I was arrested on a felony theft warrant and haven’t committed the crime

My brother has been being blasted on Facebook and around the streets for breaking in cars he does it a lot they finally got enough calls and got a warrant for him. They came two times to the house looking for him and interacted with me and let me go. The last time they came they got him and arrested him 5 burglary of vehicles all misdemeanors he is 17 and no adult record so it’s gonna be nothing at the last minute a warrant came thru for me for theft of property <2500 2 or more convictions and I don’t understand why I have not had any part in his thefts but they said I fit the description like are you serious. After they get me to the jail detectives pull me out and have screenshots of Facebook messages that have to do with other stuff. Said my plug ratted me out ha my plug! I have been to prison 3 times and this could put me away for awhile. They also keep asking where my girlfriend is that has a misdemeanor warrant. I have a 35000 bond and can’t get out but need to for work

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Paul Looney
Paul Looney
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: My guess would be that if your brother was breaking into vehicles and stealing things out of those vehicles and leaving them in your house that the "theft" you are charged with is associated with something he stole. Theft of property can be proven by "receiving stolen property". Make bond on the warrant with a bondsman or posting the cash, get a lawyer, and stay off social media. You seem concerned about the social media "blasts" and the "blasted around the streets" you have experienced with your brother. Try your case in social media,and you will lose, and your brother will lose, and soon your reputation on Facebook and "around the streets" will be permanent. Get off social media, stay off social media except for sharing where you are, what you are eating and all the other cool and relevant things you can share on social media ... and leave these criminal cases to whatever it is you hold as PRIVATE. You and your brother are in trouble. "It's going to be nothing" is something a gang member with tear drop face tattoos might say, not a car burglarizing 17 year old and his brother. "It's going to be nothing" ALWAYS turns into SOMETHING. Why? Because the cops and prosecutors who hear you think it is NOTHING want more than anything else in the world to SHOW YOU how stupid you are ... so others can see your stupidity and post about it on Facebook and "around the streets"... Grow up ... shut up ... or don't ... now ... but be giving this SAME advice to others ... years from now ... when you are known by number ... not social media name ... Good luck to you Youngster ... I'm sure you are flipping me off now ... be easy on me on Facebook ... and "around the streets" ...

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Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You have the right to plead not guilty to the allegations, set your case for trial and force the State to prove the matter beyond a reasonable doubt. Call a lawyer. Good luck.

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