Texas Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Q: If there is a recording device inside of a bag with marijuana, can police warrantlessly listen to recordings on it?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Roy Lee Warren's answer
It may depend on whose bag it is but generally, no, they must have probably cause to open the bag. Once the bag has been opened the MJ would give them probable cause. But the US Supreme Court is currently to rule on whether the police have the right to search cell phones. That may change things.

Q: Say a CPS investagtor lies in their affidavit and there is proof but no one will listen to you what do ubdo

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The answer is that you hire an attorney to represent you for guidance and direction. Your answer is not a simple one. To take legal advice from one who has just only read your facts is problematic. Consult an attorney with your proof of your allegations.

Q: How to get my money back seized by DFW Airport Police.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Feb 21, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
Were any criminal charges filed? Were you given any paperwork? Any notice to appear ANYWHERE? Any notice of seizure? Call your lawyer. Good luck.

Q: I was detained while in line paying for gas. I was accused of give a fake 20$ to the clerk. I asked to see the money was

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am sorry to hear about your experience. I would suggest you contact a Board-Certified Criminal lawyer as soon as you can. We are Board Certified lawyers, however, we handle personal injury matters. If we can ever help you, please feel free to give us a call. 512-888-9999. Good luck.

Q: If i was granted a motion why is there a hearing

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Roy Lee Warren's answer
The best source for information is...your lawyer.

Q: If a police officer pull a muscle in your arm doing arrest can you sue him and the police department

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
The question of excessive force depends on the circumstances. You may contact a personal injury attorney in your area if you wish to pursue a claim.

Q: So in the Meyer v Nebraska case why was it ruled unconstitutional and what evidence did they have to prove that

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Cool Simon. They deal with assignment is for you to do the work not to ask someone else to do it for you.

This is a public forum. I hope for your sake that your teacher does not also utilize this forum and discover your question.

This sounds like a violation of the honor code to me

Q: I have my court papers for my son I need to know what I can or need to do to have equal rights

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
In order to obtain the rights that you are entitled to you need to hire an attorney to make sure those rights are set out in the order as you want them to be. The best thing to do is to hire an attorney as this is not easy to handle by yourself. We would be happy to assist you. 888-343-4529.

Q: I have a 2 year old daughter, a 1 year old son, & a 4 month old son. They are currently in foster care. I am

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Sounds like you do not have your own lawyer. CPS does not represent you and your interests. If you want to fight for your parental rights and custody issues you must hire your own lawyer. You’ve got a lot to fight for. Good luck.

Q: I was force to resigned or get terminated for using a police car to go home and work. I am a Chief of police

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Roy Lee Warren's answer
My goodness, I cannot believe they treated you like that! Look at the employment policies to determine whether such events are addressed, if not you may well have an argument against your employer to claim "implied consent" because it acquiesced to your previous use. The fact you were on call 24/7 also should help your cause. You could be entitled to mileage for use of your car. Contact Texas Employment Commission. Good luck to you.

Q: Could my girl-friends parents call the police on me for hanging out with her at school?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Victoria Collins' answer
Yes, a person has a right to call the police anytime he/she has a concern regarding themselves or someone else. Also, if “hanging out” included sexual conduct you may be charged with statutory sexual assault of a minor

Q: Police officer lied on police report, what should I do?

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Hire an attorney

Q: I was wrongfully pulled over and arrested my truck that I had just purchased was irmpounded and towed 21 miles from sch

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact the Texas Civil Liberties Union; ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys " for police misconduct cases. They aren't that easy as all the police need is having probable cause to detain you but your case sounds like it may have something call the TCLU

Q: In a will property and house were given to me. Aunt is keeping me from getting it. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
In Texas a will must be filed and accepted by the Probate Court Judge before anyone can act as an executor or take property. You may call the probate court for the county the property is located in and see if anything has been filed at all. You may be able to file something and request your Aunt come before the Court to show cause as to why she hasn't disbursed the estate. If she is an unfit Executor, you may be able to have her removed.

Q: I'm trying to find out about my case Macon vs. Owens al

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Your question doesn't provide enough detail to answer. If you are wanting the status of a case you are involved with you may contact the attorney representing you or the courts. Many courts allow online access to see the status of your case.

Q: Can i be owed money if i was born in 1992 i heard

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Rights and Collections for Texas on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Try reposting your question. It looks like the second part of it was cut off.

Tim Akpinar

Q: i would like to know if i have a case for false arrest and false imprisoment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
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

Q: I can't buy a weapon because of 2 domestic violence charges and no felony offenses is that legal they were misdaminors

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
If you have been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence then it is a violation of federal law for you to possess firearms or ammunition. US Code Title 18 Section 922(g)(9)

It is also a federal crime for a person to sell you a firearm (or even gift it to you) if they have reason to believe you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. US Code Title 18 Section 922(d)(9)

This law was passed in 1996 and its Constitutionality has...

Q: Can a temporary judge make his own decision even after the judge thats on the case was deciding diffrently?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
There are situations in which a defendant can object to a visiting judge, but most such objections must be made at the time rather than after the fact. This is a discussion that should happen privately with the criminal defense attorney that handled the case or an attorney in the same jurisdiction that handles criminal appeals. There are extremely short time limits for filing appeal so you can't wait to decide how to handle it.

Q: I would like to sue for false imprisonment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Oct 24, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If you were convicted, you have no basis for a civil suit for false imprisonment. The conviction must be overturned first. Contact an attorney who deals with post judgment relief.

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