Texas Civil Rights Questions & Answers

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: My son is 17 of color and a corcasan student picked up his calculator and broke it my son pick up his cellphone and did

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Texas on
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Yes, a 17 year old is considered an adult for criminal law purposes, so your son can be prosecuted under the facts you describe. Start calling local lawyers. Good luck.

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.

Q: Can a lawsuit be won based on opinion?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Education Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Lawsuits are often won or lost on opinions, despite the fact that it can result in outcomes that are not always fair. The coach could present these facts to a Texas employment attorney to discuss if he has legal remedies worth pursuing.

Tim Akpinar

Q: If my indictment says 124th district court.... Why am I going to court in the 188th district? Dismissable?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Sep 18, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
The state must only have you in the correct county, the particular court is not fatal to the state's indictment if it has you in district court for a felony or county court for a misdemeanor (filed by information, not indictment). Also the statute of limitations for many felonies is 3 years so your within that time as well. Sorry.

Q: police brutality in the 60's

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
I am not going to do the work for you.

Perhaps before working on this project you can refine your grammar skills. This is not a text message. It is inappropriate to use abbreviations like it would be inappropriate to use abbreviations in your essay.

Capitals also help. Proofing your writing is mandatory to ensure you have complete sentences. "I would detailed examples" is not proper because there is no verb, although I can figure out what you meant.

If you need help,...

Q: When I first got arrested my bond agent didn't let my husband bond me out because she said I was on drugs

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
This is criminal defense.

By now you have been to court and you have an attorney

Talk to your attorney

Q: How do you write an introduction to a brief?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Sep 1, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
If you do not know how to do this, then you should be consulting with your teacher who may also refer to literature regarding this.

I question whether it is a violation of the Honor Code to be seeking help from lawyers

Q: police department inmates malnutrition and cross contamination is grounds for a lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Well three days will probably not get you there as for damages. Section 1984 of the Civil Rights Act prohibits deprivation of rights under color of law but yo must prove damages. Sorry but I doubt you would have sufficient damages.

Q: I have a text msg. that an adult sent to a 17 yr.old telling her she'd like to smoke pot with her. Is there any legal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Aug 18, 2018
Herman Martinez's answer
Possession of marijuana is still illegal in Texas. I would recommend talking to the 17 year old about drug use before contact any government agency regarding the “adult.” Additionally, you could talk to the “adult” about the illegality of possession of marijuana or potentially worse crimes that could arise.

Please take note that a 17 year old in Texas is considered to be an adult in many circumstances.

Q: Can I put up a taller fence in my yard for privacy?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Real Estate Law and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
You will need to check with your HOA and your City Development Department for the codes on fences.

Q: If i was not afforded the rights for Texas CCP Article 15.17 until 30 days after my arrest, what is the remedy?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Talk with the attorney representing you on your criminal case, but what exactly were the circumstances you are objecting to? Do you believe your case has been prejudiced by what occurred? Good luck.

Q: f i got pulled over in n a traffic stop an the cops ask me an three other people to step out the car to search the car

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 28, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Talk with the attorney of the person charged with the offense; understand, however, that ownership is not the same as possession. Good luck.

Q: I moved in with my girlfriend in October name not on house but electric bill in my name can she evict me by email.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Jul 23, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
This is not a civil rights question. It is kandlord-tenant

Q: Why can't I file an ambert alert?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Your friend should hire a local Family Law attorney for help dealing with this child custody matter. They should get a court-ordered visitation schedule so it is clear who should be caring for the child and when.

Q: If a individual had their civil rights violated in 1964-65, can they still file a civil lawsuit against police departmet

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
While I do not not know the statute of limitations in Texas (or the jurisdiction where the event occurred), I have no doubt over 50 years later the statute of limitations has expired/

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