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
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.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
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... Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
2 dui's, Nov06 & Mar 07. No priors & nothing violations since. Satop and fines I have done. I don't have a car or means to get a car right now. I moved from Missouri where the case was originally and now in Texas. Texas says I have to do whatever Missouri says I have to do. But... Read more »
If your MO case is still open and no conviction you might be able to file for an Occupation license here in Texas. You will need an attorney IMO, to review all the facts of your situation and insure they believe they can get you one.
The statute of limitations for any criminal case is tolled once the State files the charging instrument with the court. Once a criminal case is filed, and if fines are assessed, they will not disappear with the passage of time.
You should remember whether you were ever charged with a DWI. If you took some other plea you would not have a DWI but you cannot get deferred adjudication for a DWI so if you had probation for a DWI, sorry that would be what it is. Many times people can plea to reckless driving instead. Go to the...Read more »
Your information is not a rare occurrence. Police reports almost always have errors and a person that is under the BAC can still be charged (and convicted) of a DWI because the test is whether the person has "normal use of their mental or physical faculties" It is anyone's guess...Read more »
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