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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Can a court charge you for something you did at age 14 and now I am 28 years old.
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 15, 2019

If there are no statute of limitations issues, then the answer to your question is yes, you can be charged with an offense 14 years after the alleged incident.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I want to raise money for a charity organization I volunteer for. Am I allowed to go out on campus (I attend UT Austin)

And play my guitar and sing to try and raise money? Is that illegal? Is it illegal to do so in any public area in Austin?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 15, 2019

If you attend UT, then ask the office of the dean of students or whichever office is in charge of all those activists on the West Mall.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I moved in with someone who already had a lease. I gave them my portion of rent and they used it for personal not rent
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 15, 2019

With regard to Criminal Law, you being there is not Criminal Trespass, regardless of your status on the lease, as long as you have lived there long enough to be considered a "resident." Is your toothbrush there? Is your mail delivered to that address?

Any other issue between you and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Does the successful assertion of a defense to prosecution mean the actions do not constitute a crime?

Example: self-defense (TPC 9.31). If the trier of fact believes to the necessary standard that your actions were necessary to defend yourself from harm, are those actions no longer a criminal act, or is the action still a crime, for which the defense simply precludes prosecution?

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Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Nov 14, 2019

If a person is acquitted of the crime for which they are charged with they will not have a criminal record because the defense, for whatever reason, was successful. I hope this answers your question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Same thing, sorry needed to say one more thing

After the UA, I was ordered to enroll in a program I'd have to attend twice weekly, in addition to 2 NA meetings/wk. I was able to find a nearby NA group, which I've been attending. But the other program is 25 miles away from me, I no longer drive b/c of my illness, & the nearest bus-stop is 9... Read more »

Paul Looney
Paul Looney answered on Nov 14, 2019

You are clearly willing to work on your drug issue. It appears you are a Probation officer's most challenging case: a probationer in need of help who is trying to get the help, who cannot because of money! You can tell your PO that "back sliding" is the most prevalent issue facing people who are... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
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... Read more »

Paul Looney
Paul Looney answered on Nov 13, 2019

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas on
Q: How to I obtain my husband's indictment record? He needs it for his Commutation of Sentence paperwork?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 13, 2019

Contact the District Clerk in the county where his case was filed and make a records request. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Probate and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Uncle in jail and has charge pending against him in Tx.He was on probation for sexual assault would he get 2-10 or 2-20

He is in federal prison right now and doesn’t have a lawyer and doesn’t know whether he will continue I’d probation he was on before he went to prison or if they will throw him in jail again for more time. He doesn’t know whether it will be 2-10 years or 2-20 because it was a sexual assault charge

Paul Looney
Paul Looney answered on Nov 12, 2019

He will finish his federal sentence. Then he will be sent via detainer to Texas, where he will sit in jail pending trial. His probation will be revoked, and depending on what type of probation he was on, if deferred then he can serve up to the maximum for the crime he committed. Sexual Assault is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My 17 yr old plead guilty& took all the charges for him& his friends. Is that legal we as his parents Weren’t notified.

He has been locked up since oct 3rd no lawyer has contacted him either. His bond was removed

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 8, 2019

A 17 year old is considered an adult for criminal law purposes, so parents do not need to be notified about any proceeding regarding such an individual. You will have to have an attorney discover what is going on in his specific case. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My case is Driving while licensed invalid. Class B Misdemeanor. My Attorney representing me passed away. Can I talk with

The prosecutor to resolve this

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 7, 2019

Yes, you can represent yourself in your criminal case if you choose to do so. The Judge will to admonish you about any potential pitfalls, but once that is done you can proceed pro se. Talking with an attorney, however, might help. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Once you sign a plea agreement can you change your mind and if so how long do you have when all the evidence wasn't pres

Properly presented. Like saying the evidence was more that it actually was

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 6, 2019

Do an internet search on "Texas criminal appeal timeline" to get a quick answer. If you still have questions after that call an appellate attorney, but do it quickly because the timelines are aggressive and you can easily miss your chance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Would my family member be arrested and charged?

One of my family members has admitted to me, twice, that he has murdered people while he was in some type of gang. I will not get into details because they are graphic, but he told me not to tell about it. BTW, he has not been arrested for these crimes, but he has for drugs.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 6, 2019

Perhaps, if law enforcement believes there is Probable Cause to believe he committed the offense. There are no limitations periods for Murder and Manslaughter so his prosecution would not be barred by the passage of time.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can i get in trouble for giving someone extra community service hours by mistake?

I work at a non profit organisation and there is a volunteer who did community service at my workplace and he had to complete 60 hours as per the court and after the first three or four times he came in he lost his sheet which had a record of his previous hours but i still gave him his hours but i... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 5, 2019

You can get arrested and charged for stabbing the Tooth Fairy but whether or not the prosecutor can prove those facts beyond a reasonable doubt is another matter! It is unlikely you will get into trouble if it was only this one time for this one volunteer. If you DO get into trouble a good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How much can someone win in a case of harrassment
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 5, 2019

As much as a jury awards

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How long is the Statutes of limitations good for on this charge?

I was charged with it 2 1/2 years ago, since then I've been through 2 court appointed lawyers and continuous after continuous

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Nov 4, 2019

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but once the case has been filed the SOL is tolled (stopped). You may have other arguments though such as violation of right to speedy trial but if your not in jail that's a difficult argument.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Relapsed after 8yrs clean,moved from CA.first fel. ever have mis. In CA. Denied pub.def. did.bf own hm.loanb denied.help

Was clean for over. 8yrs in CA,house burnt down and moved here with children's dad bf of 8yrs .he is disabled bought home with his work comp settlement in 2017.he ownes,I'm not on home title. Judge denied attorney said I own it too cause of common law.so I'm not indagent. Been denied loans applied... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 4, 2019

It may take a while for the lab results to be returned on the substance in question. Normally, the DA will wait for such results to be returned before presenting the case to the Grand Jury for indictment. In the meantime, start calling lawyers. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: criminal case in TX, can a defendant be time barred in filing a motion of any kind

Court appointed attorney filed appeal and COA, affirmed it. Defendant filed a Motion for extension of time to file petition for discretionary review, but was denied. He also filed a motion asking the District court for more time in filing 1107 as he is doing it as prose. So question: Does the... Read more »

Mr. Ashkan Mehryari
Mr. Ashkan Mehryari answered on Nov 4, 2019

There are certainly some motions that are time barred, with strict deadlines. Others, such as 11.07, can be filed at any time.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What does the term evidence supplemented mean on police reports and court documents mean?
Mr. Ashkan Mehryari
Mr. Ashkan Mehryari answered on Nov 4, 2019

It usually just means they added to the original report.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How can my dude get a 1244a for a for warrant poss cs pg 1 1g
Mr. Ashkan Mehryari
Mr. Ashkan Mehryari answered on Nov 4, 2019

His attorney would have to convince the judge and/or prosecutor to give him one. They are not guaranteed to them; there is no right to a 12.44(a)

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Can I get a marriage assault bodily injury charge put on me instead of my wife?

I admitted to the officer that I hit my wife in the altercation her and I had, so the Officer said to me that someone has to go to jail and I said it's going to be me (the husband) that's going into jail because I admitted to hit my wife but the officer took my wife to jail instead when it should... Read more »

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Nov 3, 2019

Ok, interesting Bc:

1. In 40 yrs I have NEVER had anyone ask this question!

2. You do NOT want to do what you’re asking.

3. No, you cannot make them change it to you.

4. When you get divorced, hire a lawyer.

Good luck.

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