Grant St Julian III's answer Any sexual contact between you two is illegal. See Texas Penal Code Section 43.25 - Sexual Performance by a Child, Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault, and Section 21.11 Indecency with a Child
Grant St Julian III's answer It is the type of judgment entered on a case, not the plea, that determines eligibility for Expunction or Non-Disclosure. If a judgment of guilty was entered, you aren't eligible for either.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Five years from the date of the alleged theft, except theft by public servant is ten years and also theft of an estate by the executor of the will. The specific details are in Chapter 12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, which is posted here:
Roy Lee Warren's answer It depends on the situation; for instance if it is sexual assault of a child there is a duty to report it. The variables are too numerous to answer all but a good rule of thumb is to report instances when someone is in danger from future acts.
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.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer The felony crime of Sexual Performance By A Child applies anyone under 18 years old engaged in sexual conduct. The plain language of the law criminalizes the conduct itself, even if it does not occur as a performance. If there actually is a performance (or recording) then the parents themselves would also commit a felony by giving their consent.
If the 17 years old is a student and the 24 year-old is an employee of a primary or secondary school then it is a different felony offense.
Grant St Julian III's answer The police officer has no idea who is telling the truth; he/she did not witness the events. That is what Judges and Juries are for. Both parties can appear in court, tell their side of the story, and have a jury make a decision.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Swearing out a affidavit in support of a Family Violence protective order is the offense of Perjury. Calling the police to report a crime that did not happen is the offense of False Report to a Peace Officer. It is unlikely, however, that the police would be interested in pursing such charges... especially with anything other than indisputable objective evidence.
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer The most important thing to remember about a protective order is that its not YOUR order so you can't give him permission to violate the order. A protective order is a JUDGE'S order. Judge's don't tolerate their orders being violated, and they don't care about the excuse.
The second most important thing to remember is that is almost always easier for the prosecutors to prove a criminal Violation of Protective Order case than it is to prove the original Assault charge. They don't...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer If a Family Violence case was resolved by Deferred Adjudication then no, you can't get it sealed, even if there was no affirmative finding of Family Violence. If you reported to a probation officer, it was almost certainly Deferred Adjudication. Cases resolved by successful completion of Deferred Adjudication are not not really "dismissed" in the usual sense of the word... more like the community supervision is terminated and the case is closed. In Family Violence cases, a Deferred...
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer It sounds like you were both claiming the Self Defense justification so the question now, distilled to its core, is whether there is reasonable doubt about how the fight started.
Documents related to an arrest are public records so, if you were arrested, consult your criminal defense attorney about how best to respond when asked for a comment. A good starting point might be something like "I am fighting these charges and will tell you my side of the story after the case is dismissed....
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