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Q: Comments on the next court date says CW Contact/Interview? What could this possibly mean?

This is the fourt court date within a months time frame.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Dec 5, 2022

The DA has to speak with the Complaining Witness (victim) in the case before a plea offer can be made.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I have a pending 2nd degree felony with a $25,000 fine , do I need a lawyer?

I bought edibles in Colorado state in a legal store. I was with 2 friends and the person driving MY car got us pulled over for speeding and the officer did a search to find her driver's license. Also what happens if I don't get a lawyer and represent myself in court ?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Nov 22, 2022

You need to retain a lawyer, They are not legal in Texas. The search may be illegal.

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Q: I have a pending 2nd degree felony with a $25,000 fine , do I need a lawyer?

I bought edibles in Colorado state in a legal store. I was with 2 friends and the person driving MY car got us pulled over for speeding and the officer did a search to find her driver's license. Also what happens if I don't get a lawyer and represent myself in court ?

Jo Ann Linzer
Jo Ann Linzer
answered on Nov 22, 2022

I agree with Penny that you need to retain a lawyer. The range of punishment for this offense will depend on what substance is in the edibles and on the amount that were in the car. An attorney can review the discovery and assess the evidence to determine if there was probable cause for the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Where can I find a super attorney to handle my case. Theft, lies, and attorneys who helped steal my family's oil and ga

oil and gas wells in Texas. I have proof, where can I find an attorney that can help us get everything back plus interest?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 21, 2022

You should look here in Justia for an experienced attorney board certified in civil litigation with a background in oil and gas litigation and in real estate litigation, ideally located in the county (or an adjacent county) where the stolen oil and gas wells are located.

Obviously, this is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How does it work when two partys age of conset is different?Just how does it work if someones age of consent is like 1

Just how does it work if someones age of consent is like 18 and the other partys is 16.* It cut it off

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 18, 2022

A person's age of consent is based on his/her location or conduct at the time of particular actions. There is not a situation that I can think of where two different people doing the same thing in the same place have different ages of consent.

For example, in Texas, the age of consent...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: I am about to get charged for making a false statement about the police watching my house due to drugs? what kind of cri

me is this. I went to the national night out on September 20th and the police chief said to the police officer "her,its her".." investigation, tailed" the other police officer said "why?" and he replied "drugs". I took this personally as i have never even... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 6, 2022

It seems unlikely you would be charged for making vague statements at a National Night Out event.

Making a false statement to a police officer that is material to an ongoing criminal investigation is a crime. From your question, it doesn’t sound like anything you said was material to a...
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Q: If I complete probation on a assault charge bringing it down to a misdemeanor can I buy a gun since I’m not a felon
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Oct 4, 2022

If there is a finding of domestic violence you can't buy a gun.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If I have a assault charge but completed deferred adjudication making it into a misdemeanor will I pass a background

I completed probation and also wanna know if I can get that charge expunged

Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
answered on Oct 4, 2022

No. You only can get a charge expunged if it was dismissed without probation / deferred adjudication supervision, or, you were found not guilty at trial.

However, you might qualify for an order of nondisclosure - sealing the offense from public disclosure. Some offenses require a waiting...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: How can I get a transcript of court proceedings in 1991 in Bell County Tx.? Also a copy of conviction in it's entirety i
Stephen A. Nicholas
Stephen A. Nicholas
answered on Sep 25, 2022

To obtain a transcript, contact the court reporter if the court in which the case was heard. That would be the starting point for the transcript. 31 years is a long time to retain a transcript, depending on the type of case & what happened in the case (appeals, etc.). A copy of the conviction,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: My niece is on parole and claimed this as her residence when released how do I remove her from my home

I didn't give my niece permission to live here and now I've got problems with her behavior parole board is coming to search premises because I've complained about her being here. I'm not equipped to care for financially or otherwise to have her here shes aggressive, difficult,... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Sep 24, 2022

Unfortunately, if she has been staying there for over 30 days, you will have to evict her or make a claim that she is violating her parole conditions. If you do the latter (Parole Vio.), she will go back to prison.

Maybe you should tell her she had better find a new place, or face a...
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Q: If I bought a gun and it was stolen but not reported, what are the risks? What are the solutions for legal trouble?
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Sep 14, 2022

You can be arrested for possession of stolen property

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What are the steps to take for complaint of ineffective council?

My LO was sentenced to 20 years for drug charges, 841 A & B and is ccurrently serving time in FCI Berlin, NH. He says he was inadequatly represented by his lawyer due to the prosecutor making aquistions that the defense lawyer was also involved with him in dealing drugs and that instead of... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Aug 23, 2022

I had trouble understanding some of your question and what LO means.

The basic standard for making a claim that your attorney was ineffective is explained in the Strickland vs. Washington, decision of the US Supreme Court. It has also been recognized as the law in Texas and every other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If ur released from federal facility and taken back to county jail does that mean he has done all his federal time

He was at the Karnes facility and is now back in bexar county jail

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Aug 18, 2022

When you are released from a Federal Prison, you are given paperwork from the marshalls that states whether or not you have completed your sentence. If they moved him back to the County jail, it may be to face new charges on a different matter in State court. Either way, there should be transfer... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I hired a lawyer for my sons case last week. My son had court yesterday and the attorney didnt show. He has a trial set

For monday. Whats gonna happen if he doesnt show up again for the court

Vonnie Clay Dones III
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Vonnie Clay Dones III
answered on Aug 3, 2022

The judge will likely reset the trial date if your attorney does not appear especially without knowing the reason why. Try to contact your lawyer and inform him of the trial date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Is it illegal for a drug dealer to sell their client laced drugs without telling them that they are laced?

I’m a 15y.o. girl. Some of my friends are involved in drug use and have told me that their drugs seemed to have been laced with other dangerous drugs. I’m not too familiar with drugs considering I do not use them (and do not want to.) From these stories I have become concerned about their... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Jul 20, 2022

It is illegal for drug dealers to sell anyone drugs, laced or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I was convicted of a non violent felony possession charge in Texas in 2017. How can i get my gun rights back?

I was not driving and it was not my vehicle. When the officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle the substance fell onto the road from the driver side floorboard. We were both charged even though I told the officer it was not mine and no paraphernalia or any other incriminating evidence... Read more »

Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
answered on Jul 16, 2022

With a felony conviction, you won't be "getting your gun rights back," unless the conviction is pardoned by the governor. It is highly unusual and difficult to obtain a pardon.

In Texas, a felon can legally have a firearm where they live (and nowhere else) 5 yrs after release...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: If a 21 turning 22 year old attacks 17 year old and the 17 year old shoots him in foot with gun mom gave him to get away

Ok what if it premedatated the 21 year old waited till the 16 year old turned 17 to fight and the 21 threw 1st punch

Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
answered on Jul 5, 2022

You can use deadly force to defend against deadly force, or to defend yourself against becoming the victim of certain violent felonies. However, you cannot use deadly force to defend against NON-deadly force being used against you (in most circumstances). If a person is 17, they're an adult in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: “During the glory days of radio, it was illegal to mimic the voice of the US president.”

“During the glory days of radio, it was illegal to mimic the voice of the US president.” Was there actually a law prohibiting that? Or was just a White House policy and not a legal issue.

Was it law or policy?

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jun 26, 2022

What you are referring to is the Policy of the Government. The 1st Amendment gives you the right to mimic anyone!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: I just found the court case number that awarded me $5.5 million from the ins. Co that my lawyer said did not exist I

Yes I want to recover this money, I need representation. It will have to be on contingency but if recovered I would pay more to the attorney that took the case than 33% much more.

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jun 18, 2022

If what you posted is true. You need to get a copy of the award or judgment. As it seems to be over 10 years old, there may be some time-limit issues.

If that $ is in a trust account for your deceased husband, you will need to get a court order from the surrogate's court to get it. If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What is the process for appealing a life sentence handed down in federal court?

There may have been ineffective counsel who failed to argue adequately for motion to sever and during the sentencing phase.

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jun 11, 2022

There is a short time-limit for filing a Federal Appeal. What's worse, in some instances you need to file a Motion for a New trial, before seeking an appeal. There is a lot to consider. But step one is usually, file a notice of appeal with the Court Clerk and check to see if you need to file... Read more »

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