Texas Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is it legal in Texas for one person to pay restitution when multiple parties were involved?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Co-defendants are jointly and severally liable for restitution to a victim. The Court is concerned with making the injured party whole, and it does not matter what percentage any particular co-defendant pays. The goal is to make sure the victim gets repaid totally.
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Q: can i have an item in evidence privately fingerprinted to prove my prints are not on it and who's are. if so, where?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Your attorney may make this request. Pose this question to her/him. Good luck,
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Q: Can I file charges on my ex?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jul 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Contact the police in the city where the assault occurred. Good luck.
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Q: How many years is the Romeo and Juliet Law?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
See Texas Penal Code Section21.11 - Indecency with a Child, Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault, and Section 43.25 - Sexual Performance by a Child.
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Q: Can I get a concealed handgun permit in the state of texas if I was charged 3 years ago for a crime which was dismissed

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Was the case dismissed after successful completion of deferred adjudication probation, or was it dismissed without any plea being entered? Ask this question to the attorney who represented you on the matter. Good luck.
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Q: I need to hire a lawyer for a hardship

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Contact the Innocence Project
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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.
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Q: How do I get belongings out of a car that I was charged with unauthorized use for? The case hasn’t been filed 5 mo. Ago

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
If the car is in evidence, you must obtain a Court Order for the release of property. Make a list of the items you wish to be released, and have this discussion with your attorney. Good luck.
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Q: Describe in detail your knowledge of the various Texas and federal codes and statutes that govern crimes and criminal

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
And what is your question?
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Q: How can I get a case dropped if the person who called the cops on me does not want to press charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
The state prosecutes criminal cases, not the alleged victim. The alleged victim can inform the prosecution and/or law enforcement regarding their position, but the ultimate decision is made by the prosecuting attorney for the state.

The alleged victim can help maximize the chances that the case will be dismissed by telling the prosecutor:

1). I hope you dismiss the case. This message carries more weight as a notarized affidavit.

2). I will only testify in court if...
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Q: Hello! I was recently arrested for having edibles coming back from Colorado. It is a first degree felony.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
The job is not your biggest problem. The punishment range for a 1st degree felony is 5 to 99 or life in the state penitentiary.

Your next step should be hiring the best criminal defense attorney available in the county in which the charges are pending.
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Q: Can I pre-file a criminal investigation without an attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Ask to the Court to appoint an attorney to represent you in the matter. I understand you are in a tough situation due to these allegations, and think you need assistance in understanding the process. Good luck.
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Q: Can I get an ext. On non adjudicated probation Can I get an extension

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
It may be possible, but that decision is discretionary with the Court. Call your attorney
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Q: In the state of Louisiana how much time can I get for illegal carrying of weapons

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You must pose this question to an attorney licensed in the State of Louisiana.
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Q: Ineed to know if I u can get a inmate classification changed and sentenced reduced .she got 14/yrs for aggravated assaul

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You discuss two separate issues, and unless you are a licensed attorney, there is not much you can do other than retain an attorney on your friend's behalf. Since judgment has already been entered, try contacting the Innocence Project. Good luck.
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Q: im on non adjudicated probation rev.hearing tom. 3rd degree theft 20k to 100k

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may make any request you deem proper. The Judge, however, has discretion is whether to grant your request or not. Good luck.
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Q: Can charges be brought on a 17 year old boy and parents for taking him to 16 year olds house and left there alone?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What you describe, in an of itself does not, in my opinion, any criminal act. Did anything else occur?
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Q: Can u do your tdcj time at county jail for 12 ys mfg with intent to deliver methamphetamines

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Once a defendant is sentenced to the TDC, he/she will remain in the county jail until a bed opens at an appropriate TDC facility. The time spent in the county jail after sentencing counts toward the inmate's TDC time. but the County does not want to spent the time, money or effort in holding an inmate assigned to another entity any longer than it has to. The County will transfer the inmate as soon as it can.
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Q: I got a US district court violation notice, 36 CFR 2.13(a)(1). I was wondering if this will go on my record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
This sounds like a scam.

Law enforcement officers typically don't call about class C misdemeanors.

Law enforcement officers typically don't ask for money, only the courts do that.

Paying a fine is the same as entering a plea of guilty or no contest, so it will stay on your record.

If they send you a ticket or citation, you'll want to contact the court to verify it is legitimate. Don't use the contact information printed on the ticket or citation, do an...
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Q: what action can I take to restore my right to vote or own a firearm after a General court martial with a felony

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You must petition the Court to remove your disabilties as a felon. Call an attorney in your area.
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