Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Of course there are time limits on appeals! There are way too many deadlines to discuss here but the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure is full of time limits for each step in the process. There are rules for how to calculate the deadlines and which days count and which don't. There are even rules for everything and anything related to appeals... even rules about what size FONT to use! See TRAP 9.4(e)
That said, there are some cases in which an "extraordinary remedy" is available,...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Maybe, but your focus should not be on Criminal Defense attorneys. Instead, you should consult with an attorney in your area that takes federal Section 1983 civil rights cases. A civil rights attorney will be in a better position to evaluate whether or not your circumstances are serious enough to overcome sovereign immunity.
For more information, research the federal law named: 42 U.S. Code, Section 1983
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer If the police file a criminal case, it won't be YOUR case. It will be State of Texas vs. Unemployed Neighbor and your role is basically that of a witness. The prosecutor has the duty to decide how to handle the case. The prosecutor is required to "consider" your input, but the ultimate decision belongs to the prosecutor.
Under the circumstances you describe, Criminal Trespass is a class B misdemeanor. The seriousness of an offense like Criminal Mischief depends on the cost to repair...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer No. Only the prosecutor can dismiss a criminal case. The alleged victim can let the prosecutor know that they HOPE the case will be dismissed and/or that they don't want to testify in court.... but the decision about whether or not to dismiss belongs to the prosecutor, not the alleged victim.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Maybe. Ignoring a traffic ticket can lead to a new Failure to Appear charge and an arrest warrant. A law enforcement officer may arrest person with an active warrant. However, as a matter of policy, some law enforcement agencies don't arrest on traffic warrants when a person is reporting a more serious crime.
Obviously, your safest path is to clear the warrant. Hire a local traffic ticket attorney if you are having anxiety about dealing with the tickets. Don't live in fear or...
Bernard Crane's answer Sounds like you were stopped for erratic driving, and that gave the officer reason to suspect you might be intoxicated. Driving the wrong way on a one-way street clearly gave the officer enough articulable suspicion to at least stop you. After that, the progression of the arrest is based on the officer's observations and your performance on any field sobriety tests.
Bernard Crane's answer How old was the minor, and is the gender the same or different as yours? If we are talking about a 17 year old girl and you are a 19 year old guy, and there was nothing sexual and it was all above-board, you are probably OK. If this was a 12 year old boy or girl and you are over 20, you are probably not in a very good a situation. Either way, you should not have any further contact with the minor, OR with the parents. I wouldn't give them anything, or take their calls either.
Bernard Crane's answer This is a benefits questions, not a criminal law question. Your SSI benefits will get cut off IF you are revoked and incarcerated. You don['t get cut off for having a criminal conviction or revocation. You get cut off if you are no longer on the street, and no longer need the benefits to survive. You can apply to have the benefits reinstated again after you are released.
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Matthew Williams' answer Your husband needs to get a lawyer as soon as possible. Without knowing a whole bunch of other information, it is impossible to say whether the confession will get tossed or what other defenses he may have but the charges are quite serious.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer This is a Class A Misdemeanor, which affects the Handgun Carry Permit and prevents purchase of weapons from a FFL. Hire a competent attorney to turn him in and attempt to work it out. He may be able to Divert it. Or prepare for a Preliminary Hearing, which will be a little complicated for the State.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer The possible consequences are: Class C misdemeanors: Not more than 30 days in jail and up to $50 fine. The best way to resolve is to consult with a local criminal defense attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for you.
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