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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Is it illegal in texas for a minor (16) to lift up shirt and show bra without trying to arouse anyone.
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

No. Texas is a “free the nipple” state. Bra or no bra, it is not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: In Dallas, TX can the police come inside of my hotel room without a warrant, if their probable cause is ..

My boyfriend who stays with me in this hotel room every day came back last night in a truck I’d never seen before, I figured it was his friends truck. The next evening he was leaving the parking lot of this hotel in the truck and the cops tried to stop him because apparently the truck was stolen.... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

If you are a registered guest and of the hotel and hotel staff has not taken any steps to terminate your occupancy, police generally have to secure a search warrant to enter and search your room unless there are exigent circumstances which would justify a warrant less search.

A boyfriend...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Drafting Laws in Texas

In Texas . If your child lives within the parents household and doesn't have a stable income they can get drafted for 1 to 2 years. Is this true?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 25, 2023

The United States armed forces currently are not drafting anyone. It has been an all volunteer force for more than 40 years. It is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Denied access to my home for medical by police in Texas. Which of my rights have been violated. Lost rt ft. To infection

Left home in fear for my life. Wife very abusive. I needed to get into home for wound care on my amputations of my toes. No orders on me at that time. Police told me to leave, I has to live in jeep, infection set in on rt ft. Lack of wound care. Lost limb was outcome from wife lying to police. My... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 25, 2023

If your wife’s assault proximately caused the injury to your foot that resulted in the infection, you may be able to sue her for battery and recover your past and future medical expenses as well as any past and future lost earning capacity.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: What can I do about the fact that my county has no law library in the Hood county jail or online.This is not acceptable.
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Jails are not required to have law libraries. But prisoners must have reasonable access to legal materials.

If you do not have reasonable access to legal materials, you can file a lawsuit. Some non-profit organizations who promote prisoner’s rights may be willing to help fund such...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I got charged with burglary of habitation with intent to harm but the police report says something that didn't happen

I caught the guy i been dating cheating went to the house he open the door and let me in and the girl assaulted me and the police report told a complete lie and stated things that never happen so they could charge me with burglary of habitation with intent to harm I went to the hospital for a... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 20, 2023

You should hire a criminal defense attorney to prove what actually happened to secure a not guilty verdict or, better yet, a dismissal.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: When can a court appointed attorney file a waiver of arraignment WITHOUT the defendants knowledge
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jan 11, 2023

Yes, they do not need defendants permission,

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Can I sue gexa entergy for over charging me because last August my bill was 378, September 647 October 763, November 255

December 919, January 786. I live in a 1 story house and it's just me and my lights get turned off every month and Every time I try to fix this I get on hold I'm on hold for hours upon hours until I pay the bill and then it starts over. I asked The guy at jexa energy how much I've... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Interesting, I am about the sue a solar panel company on behalf of a couple clients soon. You may have a claim. I would need to learn more.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Probate for Texas on
Q: My question is in regards to a tort matter. My legal issue is prohibited by restrictions imposed by federal government.

I could not get the legal help needed, I’m indigent and I cannot afford an attorney what can I do?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 8, 2023

There are a number of pro bono legal clinic scattered across Texas for litigants who are genuinely indigent. I’d start there.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: How long do I have to file civil rights usc42 sec1983 suit for deprivation of rights by police in southern distric

Officer lied on report to secure warrant for arrest

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 8, 2023

There is not an easy answer. Section 1983 does not have its own statute of limitations and instead incorporates the state statute of limitations for conduct which most closely parallels the complained of conduct.

Given the very limited facts you include in your question, that may be the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: If i were to buy a high quality adult love doll. Can my family regardless of which blood relationship throw it out?

Hello I am a 29 yo male, disabled. My mother is my caregiver at home. If i were to buy a high quality adult love doll, can my mother take, keep it from me, or throw it out legally?

She has already done it once before and i wish to get a replacement but now im seeing if im protected legally.... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jan 2, 2023

You mom can not legally throw it out.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Fired using false civil charge & denied due process-14th Amndmt?Is this like Gideon v Wainwright for Automatic Lawyer?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 28, 2022

Gideon v. Wainwright holds that an indigent defendant accused of a serious crime has the right to a court-appointed attorney at the state's expense.

The right of an indigent person to a court-appointed attorney at the state's expense in a civil case is much more narrow....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: What happens if the state does not file a motion to change the cause number to reindict but follows through under new #?

If a motion has to be filed before a cause number is assigned, is it lawful to file a motion after?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 24, 2022

Errors and discrepancies in case numbers are almost never fatal. Most such issues can be corrected. It is the substance that matters

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: I have C.O.P.D. (a lung disease that i take 4 breathing treatments everyday for at least I'm suppose too). I am 6' 4"

330 lbs. and Police Officers treat me "excessively cautiously". I'm worried that with the C.O.P.D. and a severe heart condition etc. I'm worried I could possibly die from mace and/or a taser. Do I carry a couple Doctors notes... Pfff! I don't know what to do. Thanks Either Way

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 20, 2022

My first question is why are you coming in contact with the police. Yes. Carry your medical records with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: Is this age discrimination, or something illegal I have an appointment with HR tomorrow

I just got fired from my city's probation department, I was a county clerk. This is a small town in Texas , the issue is that too many people reconzied me , they essentially fired me because I knew too many probationers, that's her words.. is this age discrimination? The only reason I... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 20, 2022

No.

An essential part of an age discrimination claim is that you are age 40 or older.

Your question states you are in your mid-twenties.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Can the Civil Action not match the case that was filed
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 18, 2022

This question is too unclear to intelligently answer. You should consider rephrasing it

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: I just recently had a ticket dismissed, in Texas. Also, I have video evidence of supervisor, reprimanding the officer.

Is there a way for me to sue, for pain and suffering bc I was cuffed and put in the back of a Tahoe, at time searched car without permission. Maranda rights were not read, the traffic stop was dismissed in a court of law.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 16, 2022

"Pain and suffering" refers to conscious physical pain and suffering as a result of bodily injury. From the facts you describe, it appears unclear as to what bodily injury, if any, you sustained. You may be able to sue for a civil rights violation, but it doesn't look to me like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: I was hit by a drunk driver who passed the red light and hit me and in the police report is saying I’m at fault

My insurance has said I’m not at fault is there anything I can do

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 15, 2022

Your insurance company should be handling the case for you, If they are not handling the case retain a lawyer,

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: How to get in jail and how to get arrested
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 13, 2022

If you break the law you can get arrested and end up in jail.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Construction Law for Texas on
Q: Help please

Short question is I had a lawyer that was going to take over my felony I was under the assumption that he had talked to my lawyer and got that paperwork taken care of I had called him regarding a court date he informed me that it had been canceled rescheduled in fact it hadn't been and now I... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 11, 2022

Retain a new lawyer and get the warrant taken care resokved,

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