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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Are police reports public record for city employees to take home.

Long story short, I recently received a ticket for drug paraphernalia for weed. I live in a small town and my ex step mom is the judges clerk so when I called to make an appointment to talk to the judge about keeping it off my record, she’s the one who answered and made the appointment. I just... Read more »

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

It depends on your definition of Police Report. Many people use that term to refer to the officer's affidavit that explains why there is probable cause to support a warrant, a warrantless arrest, or the issuance of a citation. That sort of affidavit is a public record available to anyone.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: If I lived at a house for 5yrs and was kicked out by force with not being allowed to get my things from the house.

What course of action do I have to retrieve my things like titles birth certificates clothes tools beds art works wood works etc I live in texas I did pay rent and utilities no lease it was rent to own me n my parents split the cost of buying the house 1/3 each and when my dad died she took all our... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Sep 1, 2019

You do not state whether you were a renter with a lease, a renter without a lease or a guest or whether you were kicked out for nonpayment. Some leases allow the landlord to seize and sell your personal property if you do not pay rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Four inmates beat my son in his sleep, and the guards were aware of what these inmates were doing to my son.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

Contact the Texas Civil Liberties Union; ask for the Prison Litigation unit; ask them for the names of "cooperating attorneys " in the county where it happened.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: What is the procedure to file a civil case?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 18, 2019

You write a complaint. Pay fee and file it. Get summonses issued and serve them

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: can I sell my mother house if the house was sign over to me and my sister live there

I want to sell my mother house but my sister live there. I have served her a eviction letter and she still want leave. She said I can’t sell the house but my mother sign the deed to the house over to me

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Aug 16, 2019

Talk to your probate attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: My son was beaten half to death in Harris county jail on are around June 3, 2019. Can I Sue them?
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Aug 13, 2019

Who beat him? Was it another inmate or the officials? Certainly if any civil rights violations were had then the responsible parties should be held accountable.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Can i sue a builder for overcharging us? We bought a house in Texas 77007 area in july 2018.

Can i sue a builder for overcharging us? We bought a house in Texas 77007 area in july 2018 and now the builder is selling 3 exact same homes like ours for $50000 less. Also we had a downtown view that is now completely blocked by new apartments. The builder did not disclose this information at the... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Aug 6, 2019

I hesitate to say it but you have too much invested to not speak to a lawyer in the county where you have the house. You would be hard pressed to recover anything because the seller reduced the price, unless you can establish some type of fraud. The blocked view is not as rare as you may think,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Can i do anything if my girlfriend's parents have guardianship over her. Will they have it since she has aspergers?

My girlfriend is 26 and has aspergers but lives in a abusive (domestic abuse) household. She has suffered this abuse since late elementary school from her parents, close family and so on. Now i want to help her move out but her mom demands that she can't and has threatened to call the police and... Read more »

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

I notice there are several practice areas flagged on this question. I will answer only with respect to Criminal Law and Domestic Violence. You'll need a Family Law attorney to answer the Guardianship issue ... and maybe also a therapist to figure out how you got emotionally invested in this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: can something be done about a person not being release on their release date due to paperwork not properly sent on time

My son release date was June 28, 2019 he wasn’t released and nobody had answers it was a lot of pointing fingers long story short his paperwork of his court proceedings wasn’t sent to the state jail that he was being held at and when he was being release today that same county picked him up on... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 30, 2019

lawyers like to answer questions accurately.

Because I cannot be sure of the facts as you have written a single run-on sentence, I am declining to answer.

Perhaps if written in single sentences beginning with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark, I might be able to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Whats the difference between failure to appear.if you go to court and leave? Than jumping bail cause you left court?..

My son went to court .18 yrs old got scared and left ..they got him for bail jumping ? Shouldnt it be failure to appear to court..bail jumping would be leaving state ? ..or never planned on cominh to court and someone had to track you down..he was arrested right after that just down the street same... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 23, 2019

No significant difference, see: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.38.htm#38.10

Texas Penal Code Sec. 38.10. BAIL JUMPING AND FAILURE TO APPEAR.

(a) A person lawfully released from custody, with or without bail, on condition that he subsequently appear commits an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Collections and Federal Crimes for Texas on
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
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 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
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 Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can I sue lawyer for not doing there job? For causing emotional distress?and messing up case?

August of last year I was in a major car accident in front of a police officer and the carless driver was given a citation while I was taken to the ER. I went to a lawyers office and met with the receptionist who took my statement and got started with therapy right away around December we heard... Read more »

Edward X. Clinton, Jr
Edward X. Clinton, Jr answered on Jun 21, 2019

You can only sue a lawyer for economic damages, meaning the money you lost due to the representation. Did you sign the release? if you did, you may be able to receive a settlement check.

The settlement must be agreed to by you as well. If the lawyer did not have your authority to settle,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Can I sue my neighbors with proff of them using a jamming device on my home security system camera?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 20, 2019

Not in Criminal Law. I'm able to provide an answer with regard to the other listed areas of law because my focus is Criminal Law.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: What are some examples of prosecutorial misconduct?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 19, 2019

Google it.

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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
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
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
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
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
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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