Texas Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can you be convicted of an Assault with a deadly weapon, if there is no weapon for evidence?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Can you be convicted of a theft if they do not catch you with the item?

so if the person is able to run away and dump the weapon in a place where the police cannot find it, then they can get away with weapon charges?

I think that answers your question

How about the person gets away and they dont catch him to a year later

Q: for burglary of habitat, with deadly weapon in 1992 how much time you get max. is it life sentance

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What was his sentence? That is the maximum time he will serve in prison. Remember, parole is not a given at any time, so your brother must be prepared to serve his entire sentence.

Q: My ex got physical and I called police without pressing charges. the next time he called and I was arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
The motions you describe do not apply to your specific situation. Talk with a local attorney. Good luck.

Q: My friend is dealing. With 2 different possession cont sub. Charges in 2 diff towns. If she doesn't go to court can they

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
If she chooses not to go to court when she is supposed to then the State will have the option of filing bail jumping charges against her.

Q: My friend has no bond in van zandt county I'm trying to find a bond attorney but don't know how

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Contact any criminal defense attorney in the area. The Court/Judge who issued the hold must be approached about setting a bond. Good luck.

Q: How do I view a police report?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You can make an open records request with the police department, or if a criminal case has been filed, the attorney of record for the defendant will be provided a copy by the DA.

Q: two people are charged with criminal damage to property one pled guilty they other has evidence pled not guilty an win

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
If the defendant regrets their decision to enter a guilty plea they should contact their criminal defense attorney immediately before the court loses plenary power.

Q: https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/sixth-court-of-appeals/2017/06-16-00196-cr.html My sister got 60 years for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Contact the Innocence Project for post judgement relief. Good luck.

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: Sexual Child predator receives 8 year probation for one child and 7 years probation to run concurrent with the first

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
His probation could be revoked and he could be sent to the penitentiary, he could be continued on probation (with or without additional sanctions), or his probation could be terminated early. Nobody can predict what will happen. However, it is easy to say that he can maximize his chances for the best possible outcome by retaining the services of a criminal defense attorney that takes felony cases in the county that put him on probation.

Q: Can I still obtain green card with criminal record ? I was charged with illegal substance but case was dismissed

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What was the basis for the dismissal of your criminal case? If you were found not guilty at trial, you are entitled to an immediate expunction. If the case was dismissed by the DA without a plea, you MAY have to wait for the statute of limitations to expire before an expunction can be filed. Was an indictment filed? Clearing up those records will help with the immigration situation. Call your attorney. Good luck

Q: My neighbor's dog came on my property and was killing my chickens so rather than kill it I gave it away to a good home.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Probably not. I would have, and have, shot the dog dead on the spot. I love my chickens just as much as others love their dogs, It goes on your property and destroys your property...But it would be best to discuss it with the owner and not post it on social media.

Q: in a federal case what chances of getting a probation from a judge with 18mouths plea deal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Talk with your attorney, but on a federal case, the Judge has sentencing guidelines to follow.

Q: PO tells parolee not to have girlfriend or he will go back to jail. She has full-time job, no criminal history,

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Did the parolee ask what objection the parole officer has with contact with the girlfriend? The parolee can contest the issue, but if he loses, he ends up back in prison.

Q: Can an illegal person who's in trouble with the law pay the full bond amount and be release even with a immigration hold

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 4, 2018
Ms Grace I Gardiner's answer
With an immigration hold it does not make sense paying your criminal bond. You will not be released

Q: If I will be 17 in December can I move out, if I have a stable place to stay, in Texas .. my dads abusive and an alcoho

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 2, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You must be 18 before you can move out without parental permission.

Q: can a person be trialed while being treated for mental disorders.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
A person can stand for trial if he/she has mental disorders. A person cannot be tried if he/she is found mentally incompetent by a mental health expert.

Q: On 10-17-2018 I accused my husband of assault and he was arrested but he did not do it

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 31, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Talk with his attorney; once the police are called, you lose control over how a criminal case will proceed. You are not able to just make a phone call and make things disappear. Good luck.

Q: I' was 22 at the time I have mental disability and was assaulted by Omar Rodriguez striking out a chip of my back tooth

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Oct 29, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may contact an personal injury attorney in your area if you want to file a civil suit against an individual.

Q: Can I file charges for dv while on a trip in Mexico once we land in USA

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
No. A Mexican court has jurisdiction over any criminal charges resulting from an incident that occurred in Mexico.

If you are a resident of Texas, however, you could seek a Family Violence Protective Order based on an assault that happened anywhere.

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