He had been driving my car the firarm feel out of my bag which I didn't realize and he didn't know I had it that day i work late at night so i have it for my safety, so when he had gotten pulled over for a traffic stop the officer ran his name and seen he was on parole and took it upon... Read more »
answered on Mar 14, 2023
The short answer is YES!
There is a possibility that someone could get convicted in your situation. "Circumstantial" Evidence can get you convicted.
If you were indicted, and the case went to trial, your reasons and explanation you stated could get you to win a NOT GUILTY... Read more »
Never met with court appointed attorney
answered on Mar 10, 2023
Once a substitute attorney is either hired or appointed, the attorney can sign pleadings on your behalf.
It raised my insurance from $1800 a month to $2200 a month so I canceled it was gonna go somewhere else but couldn't do that because I didn't receive my down payment back so I lost my truck and everything now the finance company is coming after mefor $2800 now all of this is going... Read more »
Finance $3000 on my premium policy without my signature
If you live in a single party consent state Texas and another person lives in a dual party consent state (CA) can you record them if you are on a call with them (i.e. you are in Texas and are the single party that consents to record the call).
If the person in CA records the person in Texas... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2023
Under Texas law, the State of Texas will not prosecute you for recording a conversation if you are a party to the communication or have the consent of at least one party to the communication.
Under California law, the State of California may prosecute you for recording a conversation unless... Read more »
I was arrested for online solicitation of a minor under 14 in a police sting. The communication was taking place on a app and I was in Harris county and the officers were Montgomery county, there was a meet setup and the meet up was in montgomery county and that was where i was arrested. In 2008... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2023
Your question leaves out some possible scenarios. Sometimes all the actions of the defendant must occur in the same county. There are also possible crimes, including solicitation, that can result in a conviction, even if one of the elements or other actions of the defendant do not occur in the same... Read more »
If a case was dismissed can a person be reindicted for the same case? And if so, what is the process regarding motions and cause numbers, which comes first the motion to indict or the cause number, can a motion be filed after the indictment or before?
answered on Dec 16, 2022
Yes, it would be a new cause number and they can try to indict, You could prepare a grand jury packet so retain a lawyer,
I want to know if someone can be arrested, tried and convicted based on information leaked from a third party? I’m doing some research for a book I want to write that revolves around hacking a corrupt corporation and have the information leaked. It wouldn’t be government related so there... Read more »
answered on Dec 11, 2022
No matter how you expose criminal activity, there will be consequences.
hello i was arrested in Texas, Harris county because i was drifting at a street take over and the cops charged me which deadly conduct (felony) and they seized my car, once i was booked in the DA dropped the charged down to a reckless driving (misdemeanor) and i was out on a PR bond. my lawyer got... Read more »
answered on Dec 7, 2022
From your description, it sounds to me like you received deferred adjudication for reckless driving. Reckless driving is not a felony. Technically, it is also not a Class A or B misdemeanor; it is a hybrid offense.
Answering no to both questions might be perceived as being dishonest by... Read more »
This is the fourt court date within a months time frame.
answered on Dec 5, 2022
The DA has to speak with the Complaining Witness (victim) in the case before a plea offer can be made.
I bought edibles in Colorado state in a legal store. I was with 2 friends and the person driving MY car got us pulled over for speeding and the officer did a search to find her driver's license. Also what happens if I don't get a lawyer and represent myself in court ?
answered on Nov 22, 2022
I agree with Penny that you need to retain a lawyer. The range of punishment for this offense will depend on what substance is in the edibles and on the amount that were in the car. An attorney can review the discovery and assess the evidence to determine if there was probable cause for the... Read more »
oil and gas wells in Texas. I have proof, where can I find an attorney that can help us get everything back plus interest?
answered on Nov 21, 2022
You should look here in Justia for an experienced attorney board certified in civil litigation with a background in oil and gas litigation and in real estate litigation, ideally located in the county (or an adjacent county) where the stolen oil and gas wells are located.
Obviously, this is... Read more »
Just how does it work if someones age of consent is like 18 and the other partys is 16.* It cut it off
answered on Nov 18, 2022
A person's age of consent is based on his/her location or conduct at the time of particular actions. There is not a situation that I can think of where two different people doing the same thing in the same place have different ages of consent.
For example, in Texas, the age of consent... Read more »
me is this. I went to the national night out on September 20th and the police chief said to the police officer "her,its her".." investigation, tailed" the other police officer said "why?" and he replied "drugs". I took this personally as i have never even... Read more »
answered on Nov 6, 2022
It seems unlikely you would be charged for making vague statements at a National Night Out event.
Making a false statement to a police officer that is material to an ongoing criminal investigation is a crime. From your question, it doesn’t sound like anything you said was material to a... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2022
If there is a finding of domestic violence you can't buy a gun.
I completed probation and also wanna know if I can get that charge expunged
answered on Oct 4, 2022
No. You only can get a charge expunged if it was dismissed without probation / deferred adjudication supervision, or, you were found not guilty at trial.
However, you might qualify for an order of nondisclosure - sealing the offense from public disclosure. Some offenses require a waiting... Read more »
answered on Sep 25, 2022
To obtain a transcript, contact the court reporter if the court in which the case was heard. That would be the starting point for the transcript. 31 years is a long time to retain a transcript, depending on the type of case & what happened in the case (appeals, etc.). A copy of the conviction,... Read more »
I didn't give my niece permission to live here and now I've got problems with her behavior parole board is coming to search premises because I've complained about her being here. I'm not equipped to care for financially or otherwise to have her here shes aggressive, difficult,... Read more »
answered on Sep 24, 2022
Unfortunately, if she has been staying there for over 30 days, you will have to evict her or make a claim that she is violating her parole conditions. If you do the latter (Parole Vio.), she will go back to prison.
Maybe you should tell her she had better find a new place, or face a... Read more »
answered on Sep 14, 2022
You can be arrested for possession of stolen property
My LO was sentenced to 20 years for drug charges, 841 A & B and is ccurrently serving time in FCI Berlin, NH. He says he was inadequatly represented by his lawyer due to the prosecutor making aquistions that the defense lawyer was also involved with him in dealing drugs and that instead of... Read more »
answered on Aug 23, 2022
I had trouble understanding some of your question and what LO means.
The basic standard for making a claim that your attorney was ineffective is explained in the Strickland vs. Washington, decision of the US Supreme Court. It has also been recognized as the law in Texas and every other... Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.