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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Texas on

Q: How do I get an ex bf to leave my house? Everything under my name.

When we broke up years ago(when my oldest was about 2- now 6) I put him on child support. I bought this house(2015), his name is not on anything and does not pay. He claims because he pays child support he pays “rent” to live here. (95% if not more of child support goes to daycare) Therefore,... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jun 16, 2019

You need to file for divorce and request a temporary hearing. There you can discuss the issues that you have. If you were married when you purchased the home then it is legally his as well. That date was not provided. Your best bet it to get a divorce attorney to assist you. Let us know if we... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on

Q: How long does The State have to take u to court. I was told i had a warrwnt by a bondsman. I was release frim jail by

By the judge at arraignment. She said there were to many indescripences in my case. Then 3 weeks later the bondsman called the judges office and they issued me a bond. I did a walk thru at the jai. That was in january this year. But i havent hear from any court appointed attorney or anything.l... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 29, 2019

Two years on most misdemeanors and three years on most felonies... however there are some exceptions. The only way to be 100% sure is to check the statute of limitations in chapter 12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.12.htm...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on

Q: what kind of lawyer do i need to talk to when i NO THAT THE POLICE ARE LYING ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN IN A DEADLY SHOOTING?

the police shot and killed my boyfriend and what they are saying isnt true about how things went down. and i no for a fact the police stole his wallet and the money that was in it...

Gary D. Peak answered on May 6, 2019

First, what evidence do you have showing it didn't happen the way they claim? Witnesses? Video? As you see online all the time, there are video's showing law enforcement using deadly force when not necessary, or using excessive force against citizens. But, before an attorney is willing to spend... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on

Q: My sister is currently incarcerated, she was put with a enemy while shackled. And injured what kind lawyer could help?

They were known enemies and was supposed to be kept separated. My sister reminded the guard of this, and it was ignored. They got into altercation and my sister arm and wrist was broke. Any suggestion on what kind of lawyer to talk to about filing a formal or criminal charges against the guard or... Read more »

Gary D. Peak answered on May 6, 2019

If this was while in prison it will likely be hard to find an attorney who will take the case. It is just so difficult to pursue a case against the prison system, it almost has to be a death case before one can justify taking the case. If it occured while in county jail, that might be a little... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on

Q: So headed to the ER Today, Rental House for a Year and a half. My house is covered in Mold. Any TX Attorneys pro bono?

2nd trip to the ER for mold related issues. Scared to death. Sores all over my Scalp. lots more stuff going on. Pics yes, yes he knows, I need help please. Eyes, Urinary tract and my hair fell out. Lot's more. I have all diagnoses. Dog lost hair and roomate. I am in need of a pro bono attorney... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 22, 2019

Feel free to call us to give us more details that we require. These types of cases can be handled on a contingency basis. This means fees come from any settlement obtained. 888-343-4529#1.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Construction Law for Texas on

Q: If you haven't been sued can you be made to answer personal questions in regards to another lawsuit that your fiance own

My partner is a builder and has been sued and the opposing counsel is asking about my involvement and asking me to give up personal information about myself. Example my bank account information and if i have opened new bank accounts.. is this legal

Matthew Valley answered on Apr 18, 2019

Is it legal for an attorney to ask you to provide access to your personal financial information? Probably yes. If you asking whether you legally have to provide him with that information, it depends. During a civil lawsuit, Texas law permits parties to pursue information from third parties that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on

Q: Are there protection laws for back pay or funds received from SSDI that a person took and invested ?

An individual received SSDI,(not SSI) along with back pay, after a long struggle with the Social Security Adm., in mid-spring of '18. Upon receiving the back pay, this person, who doesn't have a 401k, nest egg, family support...etc., decided to invest a percentage of the money into stocks & such,... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren answered on Apr 16, 2019

THANK you for an excellent question. I believe you and I would get along great. The situation of which you speak is one of the more ridiculous scenarios of SSI in my opinion. However I am sure it makes sense to those that wrote the law. SSI benefits are based on need so if the person that receives... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Child Support and Civil Rights for Texas on

Q: How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

Timur Akpinar answered on Apr 16, 2019

From a practical standpoint, many attorneys do not stop and think to delve deeply into the moral issues because they tend to be more focused on its use as a tool for handling court registry funds. Their immediate attention tends to be more on individual cases.

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: My son recieved a DUID. I told the hospital and police they do not have permission to do a blood test and they did

Herman Martinez answered on Apr 12, 2019

This is a timely question because recent case law is in your son’s favor. You should contact a DWI lawyer asap to discuss the circumstances.

Good luck to you!

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Identity Theft for Texas on

Q: What can i do about my ex-boyfriend,now roomate recording me and making me work for him and do without everything?

Now im not positive but i believe that he or someone he knows has hacked everything i have ever owned i even found a messanger profile with my name and picture on his cell phone ! I always pay my tickets on time and lord knows i had never even been to jail till John Willis-Doc - i have called and... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 25, 2019

Contact the Genesis Women's Shelter at 214.946.HELP (4357). Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on

Q: There's no rent agreement and we pay no rent, I'm dealing with a jealous mother in law. That's trying to evict me

I have painted every room in the house and a lot of work outside too. Can she evict me and harrasse me?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 22, 2019

Yes, the owner can evict you if she follows the proper legal procedure. There are also legal steps you can take that will delay the actual eviction date... but this type of litigation will not be good for family relationships.

Consult an attorney who focuses on "Landlord-Tenant" law.

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

Q: I was arrested on a warrant that was refused by the DA and was to be recalled by the issuing JP. Do I have any recourse?

I went to get finger printed for a FBI background check and was arrested on March 6 2019 at the Cedar Park Police Station for a warrant that was issued out of Grimes County in 2015, but the DA refused to prosecute it then and it was to be recalled. I have received a letter from the DA stating the... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 20, 2019

Talk to a civil rights attorney that handles "Section 1983" lawsuits against the police.

It sounds like Cedar Park just arrested on a warrant they found in the system, which is what the are supposed to do. The responsibility of recalling the warrant should have fallen to someone in the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on

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

Roy Lee Warren answered on Mar 18, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Texas on

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

And they took the children for the mother moving back in families home and signing a non prosecution affidavit. They interviewed two kids at school without recording it and consent. Their forcing my wife to divorce me to get her kids back even though they have no evidence to keep doing this

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 11, 2019

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.

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

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

On a connecting flight from Las Vegas to Dallas Texas I will stop by airport police a question about the currency I had on me that I went through TSA with in Las Vegas and they allowed me through being that I was coming from the Mirage casino with my earnings of $380,000 in my backpack that was in... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 21, 2019

Were any criminal charges filed? Were you given any paperwork? Any notice to appear ANYWHERE? Any notice of seizure? Call your lawyer. Good luck.

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

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

Told nothe officer told me to step outside so he could make a report. We get to

His car and he puts me in back seat. I was arrested on a warrant fot a seat belt ticket. My husband had been hold my bag then he sat it down on side walk where it was left for like 15 mins. People were coming... Read more »

Daniel John Christensen answered on Feb 12, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on

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

I was granted a hearing on a motion to dismiss a protection order. The judge found out my wife was lying about why the protection order was put on me. So now they granted my motion. My question is do I have to attend this hearing? with my lawyer or can my lawyer go for me and speak on my behalf ?.... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren answered on Feb 8, 2019

The best source for information is...your lawyer.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on

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

I was arrested and the police officer pull me arm hard and pull a muscle in my arms

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 7, 2019

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.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Texas on

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

I'm doing a project for school where I have to defended Meyers while a classmate of mine defends the State of Nebraska. I need 3 top pieces of evidence proving what they did was unconstitutional.

Gary Kollin answered on Feb 7, 2019

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Texas on

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

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Feb 5, 2019

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.

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