Possibly, but it depends on the particular situation. The DA can make an enhancement allegations (from previous crimes) to increase the range of punishment, but you for sure will need the assistance of a lawyer. I do not believe it is fair to use previous criminal convictions to increase the level...Read more »
Neither of the offenses I’m on probation for are drug related. I failed a drug test for the first time and completely stopped smoking, I got tested again about 30 days later and am worried I didn’t pass. I took an at home test and passed two and the third one came up positive for thc. I’m... Read more »
A member of our community is currently in jail for Fraud use /Poss. of ID, Failed to ID, and ICE hold. Before that event, he was on an ICE bail. He entered with the United State with a different name. He is now married to an American citizen and 2 kids (with different mothers). He has a currently... Read more »
The evidence gathered by the State must be reviewed to determine what the allegations are and the probability the the allegations can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Get with an attorney. Good luck.
He was sentenced to one year probation, some kind of classes in Corpus when he lives in Three Rivers with no car. He's had one ROP before and had more probation added. He missed appointment with probation officer and now has this warrant. How do we handle this and will be be sentenced to jail... Read more »
My son has been incarcerated for nearly a year there he's been set for trial three times now every time we get ready to go to trial it gets pushed forward 6 months we're not seeing any justice in this matter what is the problem I am confused as to what final deadline interprets in there law?... Read more »
She is very aggressive and my parents have a history of calling the police on her acting violently. She instigated a fight when she threw something at my dog and when I tossed it back, she attacked me. It was very awkward because she kept punching me and I tried to only get her face, both of our... Read more »
You can be arrested and taken to jail for assaulting the Tooth Fairy but you can only be CONVICTED if the prosecution can prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Self defense is a justification for the use of force. When the issue is raised by testimony or other evidence, the...Read more »
Court appointed attorney never contacted defendant, only when COA came back as affirmed defendant was notified. This is a Sexual Assualt case of a minor. Where defendant received 50 years no DNA on 1 count of aggravated sexual assault and 3 counts of indecency.
I am sorry for your troubles. Yes he can proceed pro se. But it would be best to seek legal help from one of the legal agencies. I will post the websites for those that assist people on criminal cases.
Google "Thurgood Marshall School of Law Innocence Project" (TMSLIP).
The statute of limitations on sexual assault is 10 years except there is no limit in cases where DNA was collected but it doesn't match anyone, or if the alleged victim is not an adult, or if there are 5 or more alleged victims (e.g. a serial rapist.)
I have never been arrested before. I was not arrested for this offense, I was given a ticket for theft under $100. I met with the ADA and they offered a differed adjudication. I have completed all required but 16 hours of community service. Everything is due by Aug. 14. What will happen if that is... Read more »
Deferred adjudication means that the finding of guilty has been put off (deferred) for the duration of your probation. If you violate the terms of your probation by failing to perform your community service, the judge can enter a finding of guilt. This would constitute a conviction for theft, which...Read more »
Yes you will be allowed more time to shop for retained counsel if you were appointed a lawyer a few days before your first setting in court. You are unclear about which "court date" you are talking about. If you mean you were appointed a lawyer just a few days before your trial setting, chech with...Read more »
But they didn't had much evidence as far j know they only had a video me saying if she keep bothering me I was going to do it some boots that where there testify if they where mine i agree cause i was scared i got raped I'm jail the lady that press charges is my moms next door neighbor but tills... Read more »
My girlfriend is 26 and has aspergers but lives in a abusive (domestic abuse) household. She has suffered this abuse since late elementary school from her parents, close family and so on. Now i want to help her move out but her mom demands that she can't and has threatened to call the police and... Read more »
I notice there are several practice areas flagged on this question. I will answer only with respect to Criminal Law and Domestic Violence. You'll need a Family Law attorney to answer the Guardianship issue ... and maybe also a therapist to figure out how you got emotionally invested in this...Read more »
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