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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: What do I need to do?

I keep calling the number on the back of my citation/ticket and they keep telling me my information is not in the system..

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 21, 2019

That happens sometimes. Consider putting a recurring event on your calendar that reminds you to call them every Wednesday at 10am. If you are bad at using your calendar perhaps set an alarm on your smart phone for that purpose.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Education Law for Texas on

Q: What happens if I abruptly terminate my US F-1 status in the middle of the semester?

I was approved for a Canadian permanent residency. Now I want to end my studies in the US and depart the country asap. My semester started on Jan 14, 2019 and its Feb 19, 2019. What method of termination would apply in my case ? Are there future consequences for entering into the US?

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Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 22, 2019

We recommend that you speak with your school’s DSO. Generally under the circumstances you will want to go through the proper channels so you do not jeopardize your ability to reenter the US. It is more than likely a question of notifying the proper authorities of your intentions and then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Texas on

Q: So in the Meyer v Nebraska case why was it ruled unconstitutional and what evidence did they have to prove that

I'm doing a project for school where I have to defended Meyers while a classmate of mine defends the State of Nebraska. I need 3 top pieces of evidence proving what they did was unconstitutional.

Gary Kollin answered on Feb 7, 2019

Cool Simon. They deal with assignment is for you to do the work not to ask someone else to do it for you.

This is a public forum. I hope for your sake that your teacher does not also utilize this forum and discover your question.

This sounds like a violation of the honor code to me

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Education Law for Texas on

Q: Can a lawsuit be won based on opinion?

Some parents at my kids school filed complaints against a coach and the Superintendent removed him from coaching duties. They hired an investigator who found no legal wrong doing. The Superintendent claims he removed him because he fears a lawsuit if the coach were to not play on of the kids or... Read more »

Timur Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2018

Lawsuits are often won or lost on opinions, despite the fact that it can result in outcomes that are not always fair. The coach could present these facts to a Texas employment attorney to discuss if he has legal remedies worth pursuing.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Education Law for Texas on

Q: I obtained a Bachelors degree from ITT Technical Institute, at the time, I was told that it was accredited.

Now, I'm finding out that it is not accredited and none of the credits transfer and I'm not working in my field of study in which I obtained the Bachelor degree. I feel that the degree is worthless and yet I'm still paying on student loans.

Is there anything that can be done?

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jun 13, 2018

Please look at this link for more information relating to ITT - you may have to copy and paste as it doesn't show to be a hyperlink.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Formation and Education Law for Texas on

Q: Starting a after school program at a school district. Wanting to know how to get a contract developed between partners.

Wanted to know what type of business would be better: non-profit or a LLC. Should I have a lawyer look over contract between my company and the school district. Do I need another company to handle taxes and payroll.

Benton R Patterson III answered on May 14, 2018

An attorney would need to know more about the program to advise on what type of business structure to use. There are many factors to consider when forming a business. It would be best to have a lawyer review a contract with a school district.

3 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Texas on

Q: If you are arrested for Domestic Assault and you are a teacher will you lose your job?

Also, what if divorce is currently being pursued will this affect the outcome? For child custody?

Gary D. Peak answered on Apr 7, 2018

I hate to say it depends, but it does depend on the facts of the alleged assault. Assault can be verbal, or physical. I can be a misdemeanor or felony. So severity matters.

It depends even more on where you are and the general policy of your District.

It also may depend somewhat...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Education Law for Texas on

Q: Can a convicted felon teach in the state of Texas?

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 13, 2018

What is the conviction for? Below is the link to the Texas Teacher's Certification Guide:

Good Luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: Can I refuse to have my 13 & 10 year old finger printed ? Also can I represent my child?

My children have no charges against them yet since they were involved in scuffle at school due to racism they are being told they have to get fingerprinted. Along with their info being transferred to the main county .

Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 8, 2018

You cannot represent your child in a legal proceeding before a Court unless you are a licensed attorney. If this is a school situation and proceeding, however, you would have to research the rules and regulations of that school district to see what a parent can and cannot do in such proceeding.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on

Q: If a minor takes his parents gun to school and hurts my child can I see the parents?

I had a typo, can I sue the parents if my child was hurt in a school shooting.I feel parents should be liable for their child's actions until the child is a adult. I was basically laughed at and told just the child is held responsible.

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 21, 2018

You have the right to file a civil suit. Contact a personal injury attorney n your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: 12yo being assaulted at school, parent was told can’t press charges due to being on school grounds. Is this true?

He has been assaulted 2x. 1st time prosecutor dropped the case. Today was 2nd and officer told us they can’t press charges due to being on school grounds. In first incident the child had been officially reported to school for bullying prior but no physical contact was had. Today I was told there... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 10, 2018

Someone is giving you bad information. Intentionally or knowingly causing offensive physical contact is a class C assault. Physical contact that causes pain is class A assault. An imminent threat to cause pain is a class C assault. Anything causing pain meets the minimum threshold for "injury"... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Estate Planning for Texas on

Q: can the trusty,of a trust fund deny funding for education to a benificiary if it is written to do so in the trust

Robert W. Leonard Jr. answered on May 15, 2017

It depends on the specific language in the trust. For a precise answer, take the trust document to a local estate planning attorney who can review the trust language for you. If necessary, the attorney can represent you in requesting a distribution from the trust if the trust provides for what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Education Law for Texas on

Q: Will a petty theft conviction I received when I was 18 disqualify me from the electrical engineering field?

I am really embarrassed of this but I was arrested when I was 18 years old for a class b theft misdemeanor. It ended up resulting in a conviction which I now know cannot be removed unless pardoned by the Governor of Texas. This is my first and only arrest/conviction. I am finishing up my second... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 20, 2017

This question should be answered by an attorney that focuses on Professional Licensing matters and/or Administrative Law.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Education Law for Texas on

Q: Can an 18 year old live under someone else's roof while still attending high school?

My girlfriend is about to turn 18 and no longer wants to stay at home for the reasons of mental and physical abuse from her parents. We have tried to get CPS involved but they didn't do anything because she is about to be 18 in 8 days. We need to know if she can live with me legally while in high... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 15, 2017

Just wait 8 days. If her parents do not consent then your family could be committing the crime of Harboring Runaway Child.


1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Military Law for Texas on

Q: Wouldn't it be fine under the Romeo and Juliet law? If i did get pregnant at 16 by someone 18 who's in the army?

Patrick Korody answered on Feb 7, 2017

The age of consent under the UCMJ is 16 years old. However, state law would also apply.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on

Q: My boyfriend is 18 and in the army and im 16 and still in school, could he get sent to prison for getting me pregnant?

Or is there any solution on what i can do ?

Brian Lehman answered on Feb 6, 2017

In Texas, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 17), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

So, yes, he could get sent to prison if a prosecutor makes the charge. If you don't want to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Employment Law and Immigration Law for Texas on

Q: i am a Student and Have completed my masters and Applied for OPT.I got an RFE asking for evidence to establish proposed

employment is related to my field of study.

A detailed Description of duties with the employer.

Actually i studied in CT but during my application i stated the address in California and sent my package to california. i have never been to california as my family friend(A green Card... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on May 5, 2016

You would submit anything that truly notates your address. When submitting forms you should only put an address if it is a mailing address in the appropriate section. When it asks for places you have lived, it means places where you actually physically resided. You might need to submit further... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on

Q: Can I legally withdraw my 17 year old son from school in Texas?

My son is 10th grade for the second time. He had already failed the 5th grade. So he is much older and is in route to graduate high school at the age of 20 He wants to drop out of high school and immediately enroll in a GED course, receive his GED and go to a community college. How can I withdraw... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 9, 2015

Ask the administrators at the school first.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Texas on

Q: Does a public school have a legal obligation to ensure that a student reads on level by graduation?

Sixteen year old student, with dyslexia, provided accommodations through 504, but not receiving evidenced based instruction and making no progress in reading or writing. Average to above average cognitive abilities. Cannot pass college entrance exam or end of course ( STAAR A ) English exam.... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 9, 2015

Go see a local lawyer about this. It is not just a basic legal question, and probably requires some research to answer.

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