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Q: I am disabled in probation with an officer who don't specialize with people with needs and on SSI what can I do?

Thanks

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 21, 2020

It's not fair to say your attorney did nothing since you are on probation when you could be doing hard time in the state penitentiary after being charged with FELONY DWI and entering a plea of Guilty, or No Contest which is the same as Guilty. If the probation officer told you to pay what you can... Read more »

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Q: If an officer on the stand says he paced someone and the dashcam shows he didn’t, is that considered purgery?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 19, 2020

It depends on where he says it. For example, if he says it on the side of the road when he is hoping to get you to confess then it's not... if he says it in a sworn statement it might be perjury, if he says it while testifying under oath it might be aggravated perjury. Turn to chapter 37 in the... Read more »

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Q: My aunt is in jail for revoking probation and violating 4 conditions on a DWI 3rd conviction. Any chance she gets out?

I found her parole conditions and she really didn’t take any of the bullet points seriously. Is there any chance the judge will still grant her probation? Or would she have to serve out her guilty verdict of 5 years?

Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez answered on Jan 27, 2020

Yes, it is possible for the judge to keep her on probation. It depends on her violations, how long she has been on probation etc.

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Q: i have PTD termination court , how can i fight it?

I was making payments and showing up to my appointments until my p.o got fired . I never got reassigned and my calls never got a call back. I got pregnant lost my job and stopped making payments . Now i received a court letter saying i need to show up to court . I have a newborn I’m scared I’ll... Read more »

Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez answered on Jan 27, 2020

I answered this question above...

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Q: I have PTD Termination court ! What can happen?

I got my first DUI , my first offense and they put me on the PTD program , i showed up. signed in made payments until my probation officer was let go. I never got reassigned a new one and would still show up i only had 230 left . I was pregnant and lost my job and just had my newborn this month but... Read more »

Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez answered on Jan 27, 2020

You should a hire a local lawyer to help you with this situation. I have handled similar situations in the Houston area where the person did not go back to jail. Good luck to you!

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Q: when is to much drug testing to much.. misdemeanor dwi, 11 months on never failed ua or breathalyzer. 3 times this month

i have been on probation for 11 months and on a call in system every single day since i started.. Never failed my in car breathalyzer, UA or alcohol test... have been getting tested AT LEAST once a month, the last three months have been twice.. In January I will be going for my third random test..... Read more »

Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez answered on Jan 27, 2020

Your lawyer can always request the court to stop the drug testing based on the length of time you have been “clean.”

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Q: Been on probation for DWI III for 5 years, developed a panic disorder and was just prescribed xanax can I take it?

Was convicted 6 years ago and im currently on mail out reports where I report every 3 months. Had this problem for years but as I'm getting older it has progressively got worst, where I need to seek medical help.. worried about taking the prescription because I know probation officers can be tough... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 9, 2020

Take the prescription to your probation officer and you should not have a problem. If your PO does have an issue, call your attorney. Good luck.

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Q: I hired a attorney for my son DUI the attorney would not return any calls but he was paid , I have been trying to call

Him for 1 1/2 months hired another attorney how can I get my money back from the first attorney what are the consequences.. my son has a learning disability that's why I need the attorney to call me or my uncle

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 26, 2019

Go to texasbar.com and look under the section for the public. There is a way to file a grievance although before going to extremes there are instructions and help for how you may recover some of your money.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Hi my name is Nikki. Wanted to see if my felony of DUI/w child under 15 could be expunged, if ever?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 20, 2019

It can be expunged if all charges stemming from the arrest were dismissed, or if you were found NOT GUILTY at trial, or if your conviction was overturned on appeal or pardoned by the Governor of Texas. If none of those things are true then it can't be expunged unless they change the expunction... Read more »

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Q: I got a letter from DPS stating that they will not renew my dl's because i owe court cost fro more than 13 yrs ago

After i have served more than 10 yrs in prison

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 4, 2019

Go to the court that sent the hold on yiur license to the DPS and see if the fees can be waived. Or call your attorney. Good lucj.

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Q: I was arrested for dwi fail breath test ok my cdl was suspended for a year in December 2018 I haven't went to trial

If convicted or plea guilty does it mean my cdl will be suspended for another year start from the conviction date.

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Oct 21, 2019

Yes, it generally will, however your lawyer may be able to negotiate that point in a plea bargain. One method I have used in the past is to have my client plead to "obstruction of a highway" so their license is not suspended. But it depends on the strength of your defense and the willingness of the... Read more »

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Q: I had a dismissed dwi in 2016 .that was my first time .no other tickets .can I become a citizen ? Thanks .Cem gungor

I complicated my 1 year probation with no violation .No any other tickets .I've been in the U.S for about 6 years . My chance and what do I need to do ? Thanks a lot .

Cem Gungor .

Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Oct 21, 2019

It certainly becomes more difficult when you have a class A misdemeanor, (DWI 1) but I suggest you ask an immigration lawyer.

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Q: While acquiring a TX driver's license I was informed OK and MD had "flags" on me--how can I find out what they are?

These incidents must go back to the mid-1990's--so did not impact my ability to get licensed in TX; but I'll be travelling regularly to OK--and don't relish an unpleasant surprise from a routine traffic stop.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 15, 2019

Contact attorneys from OK and MD... ideally in the same counties where you most likely accused of a crime.

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Q: Found 'Not Guilty' for DWI in Texas, how do I have my record expunged?

My sister was found not guilty by a jury about 3 weeks ago. The judge actually commented that she never should've been arrested in the first place (officer knew NOTHING about the tests he scored her by), and after the verdict he told her she had 30 days to have her record expunged free of charge.... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Oct 2, 2019

A petition for expunction must be filed. Once the petition is granted, law enforcement and governmental agencies are instructed to destroy all records of the matter. Right now, if a background check is performed on your sister, her DWI case would appear, albeit it would show as dismissed. After... Read more »

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Q: Maybe reduced. But was a deferred adjudication
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Aug 21, 2019

Please ask a question. But just for information puroses, deferred adjudication probations are not allowed in DWI cases in Texas. If probation is granted in a Texas DWI, it is only granted after a defendant is found guilty (i.e., convicted) of the offense, so it can never be deferred.

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Q: I was recently charged with a dwi 2nd my first one was in 1993 and was a no contest deferred adjudication. is that fair

Can I still be charged for a 2nd

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 21, 2019

Deferred adjudication was not available on a DWI case in 1993. Was the charge reduced or changed?

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Q: How much time my husband will do on 8year sentence for 3rd Dwi
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 3, 2019

You can see your husband's estimated parole date on the TDCJ website once he is transferred to a Department of Corrections facility. Good luck.

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Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE DOES NOT SHOW UP TO COURT FOR 1ST DWI?
Matthew P. Prengaman
Matthew P. Prengaman answered on Aug 2, 2019

If you miss court for a DUI/DWI, or you miss court for any misdemeanor or felony, chances are the court will issue a warrant for your arrest. You can also be found guilty of the offense and have a large amount of fines assessed against you. If you miss court, the best option is to find out if a... Read more »

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Q: What Texas Penal code would a person be charged with on a third Felony DWI?

I am helping my mother do some research for her husband who is currently in prison on DWI charges.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 9, 2019

See Section 49 of the Texas Penal Code

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Q: Can I withdraw my open plea if I feel misrepresented
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jun 17, 2019

More information is needed. Has sentence been entered? It MAY be possible to file a motion for new trial, but there are time limitations. Get with an attorney ASAP. Good luck.

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