If you are on a 2 year deferred for a State Jail Felony the judge can sentence you anywhere in the range of punishment. The range for a State Jail Felony is from 180 days - 2 years in a State Jail facility.
There are a lot of other potential options that can be negotiated with a...Read more »
Hi I just caught a case these people tried to run me off the rode and followed me home so I shot my gun in the air And the cop told me it hit their van but no one was injured and I could call the police because I was crying and scared for my life they were laughing and they basically tried to run... Read more »
The clerk's office in the county where the charge originated has an affidavit explaining exactly why law enforcement believed there was probable cause for an arrest warrant. That affidavit is considered a public document so you should be able to obtain a copy of it for a nominal fee.
The manger picked the phone up and put it down so I would stop calling i did call a lot I couldn’t leave a voicemail it was full I had a medical referral question she than processed to have a full conversation with a coworker while I was left on the line in my irrational I recorded the... Read more »
Yes, or it is close enough for "probable cause" to justify criminal charges. That said, your intent is an element of the offense AND you can also raise an affirmative defense based on the fact that a party to the communication consented to the recording by intentionally leaving the line...Read more »
In Aug I was put in the hospital with covid and kidney stones. Told them in Aug to come get the rims. Never got a letter in the mail only text messages and they never came for the rims. I paid over half of what was owed. Only owed 1600 in Aug. What can I do about them pressing felony charges. I... Read more »
You can't really DO anything about the fact that you were accused. Anyone can be charged with any crime. However, you can only be CONVICTED if you enter a plea of Guilty or No Contest or if the prosecutor can prove EVERY element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury....Read more »
His original charge was F/V impeding breath in Texas. He was on probation for 2 years and got a violation for poss. Of Marij. So they revoked him and jailed him. He’s been in jail for a few months now with no bond, he has a MTR hearing in November. But recently had a motion and order to dismiss... Read more »
You are incorrect when you say "they revoked him". They did not revoke his probation. They (the prosecutors in his case) filed a Motion to Revoke his probation and he is waiting for his hearing on that motion. Only the judge in his case can revoke his probation.
Was exercising my freedom of speech on a public sidewalk. Someone called the cops said I trespassed which I didn't. I had everything filmed on a body cam. Officer shows up and arrests me for a noise ordinance violation. We then get to the jail and he changes the charges to criminal trespass.... Read more »
My friend and I went to the grocery store together, used the same shopping cart, and the same self-checkout, but I asked her to scan my groceries for me after she did her own, while I was on my phone next to her, and not paying attention to her. She underrang items from both lists, and we both... Read more »
Theft is a crime of moral turpitude so you don't want that on your criminal record, even if it is "only" a class C misdemeanor. It is ALWAYS best to have an attorney on your side, but this is something a traffic ticket attorney can probably handle (cheaper than a criminal trial...Read more »
If it has been less than 30 days since you were sentenced then contact your criminal defense attorney immediately. If it has been more than 30 days you'll need to consult an attorney who handles appeals and other post-conviction remedies.
I live in Texas and me and my wife are separated but not divorced she still had all my property at her house I had a detective called me and told me that if I show up there I will be arrested for criminal trespassing can I legally do this even though she’s in possession of all my clothes and... Read more »
You can be arrested and charged with any offense that the detective believes you committed. If that happens, a proper defense will be stressful and expensive. You would be wise to spend your time and money on a divorce attorney to get access to your stuff in a manner approved by the court rather...Read more »
My Texas probation officer testified in court that he “contacted the ‘lab’ to make special drug tests, set a lower cut-off levels for certain probationers” if he thought abuse had occurred. Is that illegal??
You should always try to stay on your probation officer's good side while at the same time remembering that the judge is actually the final authority on what to do about any alleged violations. It is important to get your own attorney if they attempt to revoke or modify your probation.
The normal rules of evidence still apply and it is up to the judge to decide how much slack to give you on that. The rules are WAAAAAY too complicated to even begin to list them here and they are something an attorney spends years mastering so having an attorney on your side can be crucial when...Read more »
You have the right to make them prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury. You also have the right to hire an attorney to assist your defense. If you are indigent, you have the right to ask the court to appoint an attorney.
This is my fourth time to ask this question and no one wants to answer or knows the answer I guess. Is it unconstitutional if the make up of the Grand Jury doesn’t represent a cross-section of the community? Say the community is 50% Hispanic, 30% white, 15% black and 5% Asian then you can’t... Read more »
Your question does not have a perfect answer. Texas Criminal Procedure Law Chapter 19A details the qualifications of grand jurors. There is no specific provision that mandates a cross-section of ethnicity on the Grand Jury. However, the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution does allow for a...Read more »
When you sign a bail bond you are obligated to pay whatever it says in the contract that you sign with the bondsman. Every bond is made with a written agreement. If you are signing a bond agreement, the written terms of the agreement are your obligations. However, if the bondsman allows you, he can...Read more »
he was my x brother in law he told me to step out of the vehicle patted me down then stuck his hands in my pockets then searched my vehicle i had a cigarette pack and he snatched it from me and found drugs inside the pack he had no reason to do any of this other than to harass me because we never... Read more »
Well, if your ex-brother-in-law didn't have a legal reason to pull you over, then your rights may well have been violated. Even if he had reason for the stop, if you didn't consent to the search of your vehicle and he had no probable cause independent of consent, again, you may have a...Read more »
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