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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Can a Juvenile receive deferred prosecution for a first degree felony?

He was detained 17 days

At the adjudication hearing we were forced into signing paperwork to release our lawyer. His paperwork said “bond violation hearing.” The summons I received was to answer for a felony petition. There was no lawyer in record at the time my juvenile was sentenced

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 10, 2020

Yes, deferred probation is available for a juvenile, on a first degree felony. The body of your question, however, raises many more issues, and no one in this forum can adequately comment on the facts or status of a particular case. Talk with your lawyer. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: So my bf got bonded out and his burgulary charge is based from he was in poss of a stolen item he didn't know was stolen

And they listed 3 other things on his indicement that neither of us has seen.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 7, 2020

A burglary conviction can have serious negative consequences for a person's future and it can destroy their career. Your boyfriend should hire the best criminal defense attorney available in the county where the charges were filed. If he can't afford a great attorney, he should ask his parents... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Can I refuse a search of my backpack if someone calls the police on me because they thought I was suspicious?

I was walking with a friend late at night and someone saw me and him and called the cops and they stopped me and questioned me about my bag and wanted to search it and it was 1 am and I told them no and they said usually people let us look if they aren’t hiding something but I wasn’t but I just... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 24, 2020

You have the right to refuse a request to search anytime, anywhere. After any such refusal, law enforcement would have to make the determination if circumstances justified a warrant less search, or if enough evidence existed to obtain a warrant for said search.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: My mom is in jail for failure to stop at red light but also has a theft by check over 500 under 1500 bck in 07

I called they told me it was an active warrant but it's from 2007 12 years ago what can I do no bond on the theft of check from 07

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Jan 23, 2020

You should immediately post her bond and get her out of there. Some attorneys, like our firm, post attorney bonds to better serve our clients. Once your mom is out your attorney can begin working on getting your mother's case dismissed. Good luck. This is a scary problem but fixable in the hands of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Is there a statue of limitation on a first-degree manufacturing and delivery charge in Texas?

I received a manufacturing and delivery over 200 under 400 in Texas. I was currently on adjudicated felony probation and it served half of that sentence and was being let off early for good behavior from another county. The investigators talk to the judge and dropped my bond down so that I can get... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 22, 2020

Sorry, but the limitations clock stops ticking when the defendant is outside the state of Texas. It also stopped ticking upon the filing of a formal charging document. The controlling statutes are available here: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/SOTWDocs/CR/htm/CR.12.htm

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Looking to get a public defender or lawyer not sure what to do next?

Possession of ampthetampine and a firearm . Pistol was legal and in my vehicle passenger was arrested with the drugs also never told them they could search to begin with . They ran my pistol an when it came back clean he said I’ll go put this back for you and proceeded to search car then persons.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 18, 2020

If you cannot afford an attorney, you can request the Court appoint an attorney to represent you. If you believe you can retain a lawyer, start calling attorneys in your area. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Can you be put under arrest for no insurance in a regular traffic stop?

I got stopped cop says he smells marijuana and I deny and deny he ask to search vehicle I don’t give consent, he then comes and tells me I have no insurance on vehicle then says I don’t care about the insurance man just tell me how much bud you have in here.. I say there’s no bud I don’t... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jan 16, 2020

Yes, you can be arrested for no insurance on a traffic stop. I don't know the totality of the state's evidence, but if you don't trust your attorney, go hire another one. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I am a woman who was traveling alone to Dallas. I stayed in a hotel alone. I had my handgun in my purse.

I forgot about it when I went thru security at DFW. I have a handgun carrying license. The state police took all my info, allowed me to return the gun to my car, and I made my flight. What will happen now? TSA is federal, so what do I do?

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Mark Ryan Thiessen answered on Jan 15, 2020

Yep, that happens. Thankfully TSA was cool and let you return it to your car. I doubt anything happens. Consider it a warning. They usually arrest you and you get a criminal charge at the airport.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Can a felonie for domestic violence be dismissed or removed if new evidence is submitted?
Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren answered on Jan 13, 2020

Yes, it can, however getting such is very difficult because you must file a writ and obtain a new trial and then you must win the new trial. I doubt the DA's office would agree to reverse the case unless you have some super compelling evidence that you could not have discovered before the trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: What kind of Attorney handles victim of Texas Work Comp Insurance Fraud?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 11, 2020

In terms of prosecution, Workers' Comp and other types of insurance fraud cases are generally handled by the County District Attorney's office or the U.S. Attorney's Office. In terms of defense, they are generally handled by criminal defense attorneys, usually with insight into white collar crime.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes and Probate for Texas on
Q: My fiancee has been on a probation hold for almost 6 weeks now.how long can hold her without a charge being filled

She was arrested for a probation violation a so called dirty urine test which was bull..the probation officer hasn't even filed any charges yet and is just keeping her there without letting her know anything...can they just do that?

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 23, 2019

Re-ask this in criminal law. This probate section is mainly for deceased people related questions. You should be able to get an answer in the criminal section.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What is the proper way to remove a gun from a unoccupied vehicle in texas?

My husband was in corpus Christi tx.police found a gun that was in my husband vehicle in the backseat in a suitcase. He was eating at the time in a restaurant they pulled him out and searched his vehicle and found the gun. My ? Is did they properly remove it? And is it tampering with evidence if... Read more »

Mr. Shannon Willis Locke
Mr. Shannon Willis Locke answered on Dec 20, 2019

When people have had their rights violated it is hard to articulate exactly what went wrong (police officers may not have had a right to remove the gun but neither would crime scene investigators). When a criminal defense attorney hears a fact pattern they ask themselves two preliminary questions... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If someone is unconscious can they be criminally charged for assault?

This person was tazed during an arrest and was unconscious the officer called EMS to preform a sternum rub. While EMS worker was performing the sternum rub the person unconscious unintentionally head butted the EMS worker. The person that was tazed only remembered getting pulled over then tazed the... Read more »

Tracy McNeill Pullan
Tracy McNeill Pullan answered on Dec 19, 2019

The law requires the State to prove that the person charged "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another..." Based on what you have presented - it sounds like the State may have a difficult task of proving the required mens rea. This does not mean the the person cannot... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: can someone filed charges of threatening to my son 17 years old ?

My son was giving word back to someone who was saying fight me then he called the police and told them that my son threatened him I was there and explained to them the situation but the police still gave us case number of threats! What will happen next?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 1, 2019

If he is 17 then he is considered an adult for the purpose of CRIMINAL LAW in Texas. He will probably be charged with either Assault By Threat or Disorderly Conduct. Both are class C misdemeanors with a maximum fine of $500. He will probably receive a court date. If he fails to appear then he... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: How does a state crime become a federal crime.i was about to sign a ten year sentence when feds took it

I was jailed on a search warrent that turned up 2 ounces of meth.that is nowhere close to being a federal case.can someome tell me whats going on.pretty sure goverment has more important things going on

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 25, 2019

Some behaviors are a violation of both federal and state criminal laws. Talk to your criminal defense attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: How does a state crime become a federal crime.i was about to sign a ten year sentence when feds took it

I was jailed on a search warrent that turned up 2 ounces of meth.that is nowhere close to being a federal case.can someome tell me whats going on.pretty sure goverment has more important things going on

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 25, 2019

Talk to your criminal defense attorney. The feds are all about building conspiracy cases by getting people to snitch on their supplier.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Probate and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Uncle in jail and has charge pending against him in Tx.He was on probation for sexual assault would he get 2-10 or 2-20

He is in federal prison right now and doesn’t have a lawyer and doesn’t know whether he will continue I’d probation he was on before he went to prison or if they will throw him in jail again for more time. He doesn’t know whether it will be 2-10 years or 2-20 because it was a sexual assault charge

Paul Looney
Paul Looney answered on Nov 12, 2019

He will finish his federal sentence. Then he will be sent via detainer to Texas, where he will sit in jail pending trial. His probation will be revoked, and depending on what type of probation he was on, if deferred then he can serve up to the maximum for the crime he committed. Sexual Assault is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Would my family member be arrested and charged?

One of my family members has admitted to me, twice, that he has murdered people while he was in some type of gang. I will not get into details because they are graphic, but he told me not to tell about it. BTW, he has not been arrested for these crimes, but he has for drugs.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 6, 2019

Perhaps, if law enforcement believes there is Probable Cause to believe he committed the offense. There are no limitations periods for Murder and Manslaughter so his prosecution would not be barred by the passage of time.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What does the term evidence supplemented mean on police reports and court documents mean?
Mr. Ashkan Mehryari
Mr. Ashkan Mehryari answered on Nov 4, 2019

It usually just means they added to the original report.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Looking 4 Tarrant co. attny 4 "bundled srvcs" 4 two claims 4 civil rights viol., false arr., IIED, trespass, theft

Also car was illegally/unlawfully towed from my private driveway. Need 2 request for a return of property hearing. unable to use efile due to glitches in pdf transfer files on tablet/mobile device. i need my car.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 29, 2019

So, u nd to contct atty directly and individually by looking up Tarrant urself

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