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Q: 9 years ago I stole over 10,000. I just confessed to the owner seeking forgiveness. Can charges still be sought?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 17, 2019

There are a couple of situations where a person can be charged with a theft from 9 years ago:

(A) theft of any estate, real, personal or mixed, by an executor, administrator, guardian or trustee, with intent to defraud any creditor, heir, legatee, ward, distributee, beneficiary or settlor...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Texas on

Q: What's the best way about going to the stand on my 5th possesion pg1 charge in weatherford texas

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 17, 2019

Consult your attorney before attempting this route because sometimes they will try go the immunity route or other unexpected maneuver that can ruin your plan. It will be infinitely better for you if your attorney is there in person. She might even be able to prevent you taking the stand at all.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on

Q: My wife and I was arguing and My wife accidentally hit me with a shovel when she threw it out of frustration

I told the sgt that I didn’t want to press charges and he said he had to make a report or he could get in trouble and that the state could press charges if they saw fit but that isn’t what I would like it wasn’t on purpose

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jul 16, 2019

If your wife did not intentionally hit you, an experience attorney should be able to get case dismiss if charge is file.

Your wife may have to speak with victim coordinator and confirm she acted in frustration.

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Q: If it's a first offense on simple robbery, can you get probation.

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jul 16, 2019

Usually, the prosecutors in Bell County will offer defer probation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for Texas on

Q: Can I sensor tax returns they are requesting?

Im currently under investigation by the OIG for HHSC for medicaid and food stamp fraud. I haven't been charged yet. But they are wanting me to submit copies of the kids dads tax returns for the past 8 years. He is currently under an IRS audit after the tax preparer made a mistake on his income. He... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren answered on Jul 13, 2019

Remember, if the fish kept it's mouth shut it would not have got caught.

Because OIG is attempting to prosecute you, hire a lawyer to represent you. I would not trust them because if they just need to confirm his address they d/n need 8 years. Also going back that far in time could subject...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Texas on

Q: Is it legal for a Cohabitant to take your car titleand sell it to a salvage yards? What laws were broken and by whom?

Vin number had been altered and parts were sold

Roy Lee Warren answered on Jul 13, 2019

I am assuming they did not just sell the title but the car also. If the person was not otherwise entitled as an owner to the car they had no right to sell it. The level of the theft charge (or conversion) would depend on the value of the car and how the theft occurred. Other factors that determine... Read more »

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Q: Can my wife have a warrant for her arrest for not paying the rest of the bond that she cosigned on?

Even though I had gotten arrested after that and signed for my punishment for that same charge she bonded me out on?

Roy Lee Warren answered on Jul 13, 2019

No arrest would issue because it would be a civil suit to collect on the bond. Also if you ahev already pled to the case the reason for the bond has dissipated.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: I need adviced in how to advance in a matter. I am been defemated around my family by a niece . She's a known drug user.

My 17 year old niece is slandering me around the whole family. She has fabricated a false story that I am involved in an affair with my brother inlaw. This is not true. I currently Iive on my mother's home & so does my niece. Due to the false statements of my niece, I have been called names from... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 13, 2019

You can't change other people.

Life is too short to put up with that nonsense.

Find a different place to live.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: Could I have a lawyer send a letter on my behalf demanding payment for money owed to me? What is the process

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 12, 2019

Probably, but this question was posted under Criminal Law and you would need an attorney who practices Civil Law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Texas on

Q: Should I report someone directly to immigration for the citizenship fraud or hire an attorney to that for me?

If you lied or concealed relevant facts in order to obtain U.S. citizenship, your citizenship could be revoked. This is called illegally procuring citizenship.

I know of an individual who has obtained the US citizenship just the way described above. I would like this person to get... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 12, 2019

You may consult with an attorney to discuss. Citizens have the right to report suspected criminal behavior to law enforcement and allow law enforcement to investigate. I am unaware of any law that would require you to report that individual at this time, so such a decision of whether and how to... Read more »

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Q: Tampering with evidence and 7 grams of marijuana what am i looking at

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 11, 2019

You may get jail, you may get probation, you may get a dismissal. What evidence does the State have in it's possession? Call your lawyer and discuss options. Good luck.

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Q: How much would a Criminal Lawyer charge on a case for theft of property with 2+ previous convictions?

Also if convicted could he request weekend jailtime due to the fact he has a wife who does not work?

Penel Code 31.03 (e) (4) (D)

Makeup organizer value less than $1,500 retail price about $22.00

2gallon coolervalue less than $1,500 retail price about $10.00

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 9, 2019

An attorney can charge whatever her or she believes is appropriate, so you will have to call around for retainer prices. The conditions of jail depends on if a conviction would be a felony or not. Good luck.

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Q: Can I move to a state with legal marijuana if i was charged in Texas, due to an Ill family memeber?

I violated by failing UA for thc, and didnt pay fines in time which resulted in 8 months being added to my probation.

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 9, 2019

If you are on probation, you cannot not move to another State without permission from the court. Contact your attorney. Good luck.

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Q: I heard of "early parole". What is it and is it a real thing?

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 6, 2019

Look on the TDCJ website and you can discover the parole eligibility date for an inmate.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: What are the ADA regs concerning signing a document when visually impaired?

I was told to sign a bond with, conditions attached, and the cops lied to me about what it contained. I told them I could not read anything without my glasses and they would not read it to me. They just told me to sign it if I wanted out. This sheriff's dept. has a very bad, documented, reputation.... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 5, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not cover altercations with law enforcement officers. Hire a Civil Rights lawyer in Texas to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: I am looking to find a lawyer for a prohibited an item in a tdcj correctional facility case.

It happened in Abilene tx but when i got picked up i went to jones county jail Anson,tx which is the town next to Abilene. I am looking for a lawyer who has worked these cases or know anything about. Also I was wondering can I get a lawyer from Tarrant county who works counties outside of the Dfw... Read more »

Robert Allen Thornton answered on Jul 5, 2019

I have worked these cases before. I have also worked cases in Abilene. Click on my profile and email me to discuss.

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Q: If you pay for a good lawyer to represent you How likely is it for the judge to reinstate your probation.

Robert Allen Thornton answered on Jul 4, 2019

Much more likely than if you went it on your own. For example, even though I am a lawyer, whenever I have needed legal help, having someone else represent me always made things go smoother. So, the issue is not so much will having a good lawyer guarantee a successful outcome, it is when you're... Read more »

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Q: Is it still a felony to get caught with thc oil in Texas?

F. Edward (Ed) Brown answered on Jul 3, 2019

Yes and no. It depends on the amount of THC in the oil.

As finally passed, HB 1325 distinguishes between (now legal) hemp and (still illegal) marijuana. Both terms reference the same plant—Cannabis sativa L.—with the sole difference being THC content. Specifically, “hemp” is defined...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: My son is 16 and we live in Texas and he assaulted me. If I press charges what happens?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 1, 2019

You could report it to law enforcement, but they will decide whether or not to pursue the matter. However, you should be aware that you lose control of what happens when the state gets involved. Only the prosecutor can decide what punishment to seek and whether or not to drop charges. I guess I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: Does a 17 yo need to agree on charges that their parents are placing on someone else without the child wanting them to?

If the child (17) does not want those charges to be placed, does the parent have to have their child (17) agree to placing the charges? Or can the parent just place them regardless if their child (17) wants them or not?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 29, 2019

Your parents can't PLACE charges on anyone... all they can do is report a crime and then law enforcement will decide what (if anything) to do about the situation.

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