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Q: Misconduct by trial judge in houston Civil law suit
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Aug 9, 2021

Sorry, without some facts, it's impossible to provide a helpful comment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: I NEED HELP ON PROVIDING IMPORTANT INFO ON AN INMATE CURRENTLY IN JAIL, ARE THERE ANY SOURCES OR RECOMMENDATIONS
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Jul 29, 2021

What kind of information are you trying to provide? The answer to that question will lead you to the people you should speak with. For example:

If you have information that might help the person with their court case, then you should try to contact their lawyer. When you look up jail...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: cps lied in affidavit, lied on the notice of removal, attorney isnt responding to my calls, false drug test ? what to do

allegation were physical abuse, in which in the affidavit my child stated to not be true, presumptive marijuana test when i delivered my child but my baby passed all testing for drugs and mental issues but i was reported by a mental dr that i didnt qualify for mental services. the judge who signed... Read more »

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Jul 24, 2021

We hear these kinds of pleas for help far too often in Texas due to the nature of our system. I won't go into all the systemic problems which contribute to the CPS nightmare which you find yourself in. The good news is this: there is help out there. The bad news is this: the help you need is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can police take cell phones?..& is 18 months before even being offered a plea a violation of a right to a speedy trial?

Defendant was indicted on charge for poss.of g2 cs 1-4g’s. After a year & a 1/2 of rescheduling court dates, prosecutor offered a plea bargain that was reluctantly accepted by defendant after advise from court appointed counsel.

Defendant believes counsel was overwhelmed &... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Jul 10, 2021

First, I am not a Texas lawyer. But I believe that the initial procedure you should explore is a motion before the trial court to nullify your plea. I would assume that in the questions you were asked before entering that plea, is that you have given up any right to appeal. So the first thing is to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Can my daughter be excluded from an ALL WELCOME soccer camp?

Mid year, I withdrew my daughter from a private catholic school in Texas. I did so for personal reasons that didn’t involve her behavior or conduct. I enrolled her in public school and she finished the year with straight A’s. Early June I received an email from the schools soccer coach inviting... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jul 6, 2021

Private entities, like the school, can invite or disinvite whoever they want, for good reasons or bad.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Texas Dps has not fully opened since Texas ended covid restrictions. Need drivers permit before app date can't get it

Was given an appointment for sept 23 and I'm trying to teach my son to drive before he leaves for school in August. I'm unable to sit and wait hours because of my job How is everything else open but public service

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jul 6, 2021

Everything is open except "public service" (aka government jobs) because they make the rules. Welcome to government. You can teach your son to drive without them, but you'll need to deal with DPS to get him a license. The good news is that if he's old enough to drive,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: What motions and forms do I need to e-file on a 481.121(b)(1) charge in Montgomery county Texas...

I am not guilty, I had no knowledge of the marijuana being in my vehicle, and I denied the police permission to search my vehicle. I want to get my case dismissed.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 6, 2021

Getting a dismissal in a case like this isn't about filing motions and forms. The most likely path to dismissal will require a suppression hearing, the success of which is likely to depend on legal technicalities regarding the stop, the search, the arrest, and the transition from a traffic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: If a psychiatrist makes a false report with lawyer in on it. Is it a crime because it falls under Texas Rules of Evidenc

Judge signs for psychiatrist to see me April 30 and resend is lawyer could not talk to me about case, said I was argumentative or did not meet him. Court records shows he said he tried to meet me on May 3. But doctor report is also dated May 3. How can I argumentative with a man that I never meet?... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 1, 2021

No, there are not any offenses defined in the Texas Rules of Evidence. That said, Tampering with a Governmental Record is an offense defined in the Texas Penal Code.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: My father got covid in jail! Can I sue the jail? Or state?

My father test positive for Covid! 2hours after he was released from county jail! He was wearing the same mask he got booked into jail with. 18days with the same mask! I asked and requested that he get a new mask or if I could bring any in. SEVERAL TIMES!!! Was told “I’ll get him one” spoke... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 1, 2021

You can sue anyone for almost anything but that doesn't mean you can win. A lawsuit like this would never be a matter of Criminal Law even though it involves the administration of the county jail. This would be a matter of Civil Law and may need to include some sort of Civil Rights argument... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: Civil Demand Notice, I was an employee using 10$ off coupons on my transactions. Over time made the company lose 300$

I paid for everything I purchased. I want to start off by stating that. I never once stole anything. These coupons are meant to be used along with our associate discount. I would take the points customers didn’t want and add them to my account. If an item I bought was 100$ then I would end up... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 17, 2021

Paying a civil demand after the fact will not prevent criminal charges of theft or forgery. Sometimes the vendor will imply that they won't file criminal charges if you pay the civil demand... but they might anyway. Also, once it is reported to law enforcement the vendor can't dismiss... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: My understanding is Anthony Fauci owns patents in vaccines he's promoting using his official position with the US CDC

Seems like a clear conflict of interest which he can be sued or indicted for fraud for?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 14, 2021

Think about the person who led you to this "understanding" about Fauci's patents. That person is either ignorant or deliberately manipulating you. They are either stupid or evil. Either way, that person is not a reliable source of information. Stop listening to that person.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Are there any cases that can be use against a inmate being set off for the nature of his offense

It a case that's was in the prisonlegal news of a female fighting being setoff for nature of offense was it a ruling on it

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 12, 2021

I am not sure of your exact question, or the situation you describe. Calling an attorney may help. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: friend made parole release 5/21 , got caught w drugs moved to g4 , no store , no ecomm , has to Do 6mth class now aug

Can they hold him that much longer why can’t they start class now instead of august how much more can they take from him he caught COVID in there

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on May 9, 2021

Sounds like he's somehow been enrolled in SAFP, an in-custody drug rehab. If you are saying that he can't begin the program until August, then that means that there isn't an available spot and he has to wait in line, while in prison, in order to get into the program and then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: I'm the Landlord,my rental contract between both parties has expired in 2017.Although the contract has not been re-signe

We still maintain the rental relationship.Recently,due to the damage of the house.Tenant is unwilling to take responsibility for repairs.But in our old contract,these damages should be repaired by the tenant.Can I ask him to take responsibility for repairs,even if our contract has... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Apr 29, 2021

When the original term of a lease expires and the tenant stays in the property, the tenant does so under the same terms as the original lease, but becomes a month to month tenant. Your lease appears to have an increased rent amount, but if you've been accepting rent under the old rate for 2-3... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Your legal Rights have been taken away by state and Federal laws paid for by large corporations?

I went to Ask for Help with a Legal Firm about A Case regarding My Health and Access to my Personal Medical Records!

I explain my case to the Lawyer assistant and a couple days later I Got a Letter Citating this on The Information!

"You have a Case and is known as statues of... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 28, 2021

The statute of limitations is a deadline to start a case or forever lose the right to start. It makes it so someone can't bring a case against you for something that happened a long time ago. You can get a general idea about by reading the Wikipedia page but for specifics, you'll need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: In Texas do I have to completely drop my pants to do a drug test for probation? I used to just unzip my pants.

I used to just unzip my pants and pee. Now I’m being asked to completely drop my pants and expose everything. I refused to test because I felt extremely uncomfortable but I’m not worried about failing at all. I contacted my probation officer immediately after but haven’t heard back yet but... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 28, 2021

It is not illegal to drop your pants to do a drug test. The crimes related to exposing your private areas are limited to doing that in public. If you feel uncomfortable, you might ask if they would be willing to do a hair drug test instead. It is my understanding that a hair test can detect drug... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Texas on
Q: I left the state of Georgia to come to Texas for a family emergency and now they're telling because I'm behind on my pay

Because I cross the state line and do not let them know they're saying that they're going to put this charge on me of fraudulent use of vehicle

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 23, 2021

It seems like you described a problem but didn't ask a question. Without knowing more, the main thing I can say is that making the payment ASAP is probably going to be the cheapest, easiest, quickest, and most painless way out of the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Rights and Environmental for Texas on
Q: I told a friend my credit scores he said he can get us a $2mil loan. What legal actions can I do?

He's in real-estate and said he can get me in as well using my credit scores.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 21, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, a court might look at what you lost by relying on your friend's assurance - a loan that it looks like you would not have qualified for anyway. It sounds like your friend might have made a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Brother charged 115 years in 2014 for string of robberies. No one hurt or killed or anything how can we get time reduced

Did have a weapon robbed 7 fastfood restaurant in june 2014 been in jail since. Deundrae Miller

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 19, 2021

Consult an attorney who FOCUSES on parole work and ask about the possibility of both parole and of your brother receiving a commutation of the sentence. Don't just look for a criminal defense attorney that also does a few parole cases on the side... you are looking for a person whose law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Hello I'm in need of a lawyer to help me fight for DEFAMATION , LIBEL, SLANDER. I have 3 cases with proof , evidence,

Because of this false information I was slandered with public my health is not good. My blood pressure hit the roof. My depression isolates me. I have a eating disorder (obesity) My reputation is ruined and my kids are getting questioned in public. My stress is making my hair fall out. My nerves... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 14, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your difficult and painful situation. You could consult with defamation attorneys to discuss whether you have any recourse. Keep in mind that these types of cases are not usually handled like car... Read more »

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