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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: can some one B1 or B2 visa with domestic violence get a immigration or get green card ?

this person also went to jail for his action. he hit and grab his wife on he road and some people saw that and call the police for that.

the witness did give them a statement against him as well

wife also pregnant an surviving in mantle torture

this thing happened like 3... Read more »

Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein answered on Apr 4, 2020

Depends if he was convicted, and on what crime he was convicted. There are many levels of DV. Also, the officer might want to know what happened. You say the case was dismissed from the court, so it depends on what you mean by this. If the person was never actually convicted, then this wouldn't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: How do I get My Firearm back After An Unlawful Carry charge
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 4, 2020

What was the disposition of the case? The firearm is evidence so you won't get it back until the case is finalized. There is also a strong possibility that if you enter into a plea bargain or if you are found guilty at trial, you will have to forfeit the weapon. Talk with your attorney. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: When I was 16 I missed court so they filed a warrant , I’m 18 now and I had gotten arrested and they sent me to a

Juvenile center. They released me a month later and now I’m in release orders until my next court date saying I have to stay with my friends mom (who they released me to) I was wondering if legally they can do that since I’m 18??

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 4, 2020

Yes, "they can do that". Turning 18 does not mean you are not subject to court orders. I suggest you speak with an attorney. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Need help for a FTA SO HE WAS INDICTED FOR THAT NOW THERES A 30000 BOND AND A NO BOND hOW CAN I GET HIM OUT

Origin charge possesion then went to court second court date failure to appear so now there is a thirty thousand bond and a no bond how can ae get out till

Deandra M Grant
Deandra M Grant answered on Apr 3, 2020

Where?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: can verbal abuse be considered verbal assault?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Apr 2, 2020

There is no "verbal assault" statute per se, but see Texas Penal Code Section 22 for the law on assault.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: What are the consequences of a 16 year old girl running away to her biological mother who doesn’t have custody??
Michael Glynn Busby Jr
Michael Glynn Busby Jr answered on Mar 29, 2020

You can get a certificated copy of your order and call the police and make a report. The could bring charges, but many times in Texas will not. You can take a copy of the order to the other parents house, call the police and demand turnover. If the child looks like she is over 18 and speaks... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: My Son is 14 years old and was caught video taping his 12 year old Girl Cousin in the bathroom with a phone.

Can a civil suit be filed against him and would he be placed in the sexual predator list?

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Mar 28, 2020

This is very serious and you need to contact a local attorney immediately. However, this is not likely a civil matter. If the authorities get a hold of the video there are a number of crimes that can be charged. If the video portrays any genitalia the video is child pornography. Any adult who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: I need a good lawyer in Dallas Tx. for alot of nursing home abuse/neglect including sexual crimes...
Deandra M Grant
Deandra M Grant answered on Mar 26, 2020

Are you trying to file criminal charges? File a civil lawsuit? Your question is not clear.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Harassment emails is a misdemeanor b or c?? Thanks

Harassment Electronica emails

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 26, 2020

Sec. 42.07. HARASSMENT. (a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass another, the person:

(1) initiates communication and in the course of the communication makes a comment, request, suggestion, or proposal that is obscene;...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How to find out if my current lawyer is working on my case?

It's been almost 4 months since I hired him, I was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. I was released on a bond and been under partial house arrest since then. I want to know if my lawyer is working on my case. How do I find out?

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Mark Ryan Thiessen answered on Mar 24, 2020

Call him/her. Good lawyers will freely talk to their clients and show you what they have done. All lawyers must communicate with their client. If the lawyer won't get back with you then you should hire another lawyer and look at remedies with the State Bar.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can a inmate get there time reversed from a previous lawyer after they have retained a new lawyer

My sister signed to go to a rehab an probation but given that she has a child and the hold for the rehab has no date when she will get to go

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 24, 2020

Time spent in custody awaiting transfer to a rehab facility as a condition of probation does not count as credit toward any jail sentence; it is considered a condition of probation as well. There is no way to know exactly when she will be transferred.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: During this time of Global, and National, pandemic emergency, is not wearing a mask considered attempted murder?

In public, unknown people approach me closer than 2 meters and wearing no mask. They smile as they speak. I am fearful. They are obviously disobedient and uncaring. I ask them to stop; but, they only withdraw laughing - after they break all the rules concerning my health and safety. Sometimes they... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 24, 2020

Texas Penal Code

Sec. 19.02. MURDER. (a) In this section:

(1) "Adequate cause" means cause that would commonly produce a degree of anger, rage, resentment, or terror in a person of ordinary temper, sufficient to render the mind incapable of cool reflection.

(2) "Sudden...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Texas on
Q: Is the COVID pandemic a good reason to call for continuance on a motion to revoke probation hearing?

I have a hearing to revoke my probation on April 2nd, but would like to postpone for 6-12 weeks, To see how the situation develops in Texas. My mother is diabetic and over 55 with no family in the states. I mainly want to be around in case the situation gets worse and she has no one to go shopping... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Mar 22, 2020

Definitely -- and you might get it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: In 1998 I plead guilty to Misdemeanor CaPC 243(e). Domestic Battery. in

In 1998 I plead guilty to Misdemeanor PC 243(e). Domestic Battery.

this happens in California. would this prevent from purchasing a firearm today?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 21, 2020

Federal law prohibits anyone with a finding of domestic violence against them from possessing a firearm

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: i was wrongfully detained and treated. like a common criminal and owe the city $600 for trying to report attack. 4 suspe
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 21, 2020

I am not sure of your exact question. Were you charged with a criminal offense?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I was arrested for driving while license invalid. Once I got to jail i was charged with pos less than 1g.

I was arrested for driving while license invalid. Once I got to jail i was charged with pos less than 1g an charged with pos of cs in correctional facility, its the same charge by charged as 2 separate offenses. Will one of them be dropped wouldn't that be considered double jepordy?

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 17, 2020

What you describe is not double jeopardy. It's a little complicated, so call a lawyer in your area. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I was charged with two counts of manufacturing and delivery why wasn't I charged with just possession

I got pulled over and they searched my vehicle

Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez answered on Mar 17, 2020

There are a lot of factors...some examples, are the amount of drugs, the amount of cash in your possession, if you had anything that indicates that you would be selling like individual bags or scales. Nevertheless, you are presumed to be innocent. Try to hire the criminal defense lawyer you feel... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Does an open air search of a vehicle extend to the passengers? If a K9 hits, and no drugs are found, is the passenger

required by law to ID and submit to a search of their person?

I was arrested for not IDing as passenger in vehicle involved in traffic stop for allegedly rolling through a stop sign. City cops followed us into county limits before initiating stop. Cops called k9 in from neighboring city,... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 14, 2020

Texas Penal Code

Sec. 38.02. FAILURE TO IDENTIFY. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally refuses to give his name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has lawfully arrested the person and requested the information.

(b) A person commits an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If I dismiss my court appointed attorney can the judge still proceed with pretrial and trial which is two weeks apart

I informed them the court that I wasn't taking a plea when I'm not guilty of the charges . They proceeded with a pretrial after I mentioned wanting the attorney I'm going to hire to be present for pretrial but the judge proceeded anyway . He also refused to take my dismissal of the court appointed... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 13, 2020

The judge has wide discretion over the docket and may be concerned that you are changing attorneys simply as a delay tactic. One of the risks of changing attorneys so close to the trial date is the new attorney might not have enough time to be as prepared as she would normally want to be.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Are people able to file disorderly conduct charges?

no

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 13, 2020

You can report a crime to law enforcement.

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