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Q: How to get my money back seized by DFW Airport Police.

On a connecting flight from Las Vegas to Dallas Texas I will stop by airport police a question about the currency I had on me that I went through TSA with in Las Vegas and they allowed me through being that I was coming from the Mirage casino with my earnings of $380,000 in my backpack that was in... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 21, 2019

Were any criminal charges filed? Were you given any paperwork? Any notice to appear ANYWHERE? Any notice of seizure? Call your lawyer. Good luck.

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Q: My sister hit a cop.She has a warrant out for her arrest.She blacked out.What will happen to her.Shes 17.

She said she never hit the cop but multiple people saw her do it.My mom thinks she blacked out.She was resisting arrest cause they wouldnt tell her why she was being arrested.I dont know why they were arresting her anyway.

Gary Kollin answered on Feb 19, 2019

She will be prosecuted. She needs an attorney

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Q: How do I get defense from electronic harrasment from organized criminals using electromagnetism

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 28, 2019

A "Faraday cage" can shield against unwanted electromagnetic intrusion but that is a discussion for a science and physics forum.

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Q: I fought a 16 year old on her property and I’m 15 and she wants to press charges what would happen to me

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 22, 2019

If you were prosecuted it would most likely be in juvenile court unless there are special circumstances. Don't be afraid to get your parents involved.

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Q: Can a person that has press charges on someone and the state pick the case up file a motion for dismissal if its felony

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Dec 18, 2018

No. Only the prosecutor can dismiss a criminal case. The alleged victim can let the prosecutor know that they HOPE the case will be dismissed and/or that they don't want to testify in court.... but the decision about whether or not to dismiss belongs to the prosecutor, not the alleged victim.

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Q: for burglary of habitat, with deadly weapon in 1992 how much time you get max. is it life sentance

my brother been in since then but is eligible for parole but never makes parole. its been almost 25yrs.

Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 15, 2018

What was his sentence? That is the maximum time he will serve in prison. Remember, parole is not a given at any time, so your brother must be prepared to serve his entire sentence.

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Q: Can my boyfriend be charged with a crime if someone else confessed the the crime?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 22, 2018

Frankly, he could be charged with the murdering the Tooth Fairy. Any of us could. Ultimately, the question is whether the prosecution can prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The fact that someone else confessed may help the defense, but not always. Some crimes can be...
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Q: is it illegal to not report crimes?

I started up an international chat room online, and I was wondering if I could face legal consequences for not reporting crimes that people claim to have committed, say that they are in the process of committing, or say that they are planning to commit. Does it depend on the crime?

Roy Lee Warren answered on Sep 18, 2018

It depends on the situation; for instance if it is sexual assault of a child there is a duty to report it. The variables are too numerous to answer all but a good rule of thumb is to report instances when someone is in danger from future acts.

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Q: In texas the age of consent is 17, so is it LEGAL for a 17 y/o to date and have sexual intercourse with someone who’s 24

Parents have consented to being together. I just wanted to find out about the sexual part.

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 17, 2018

The felony crime of Sexual Performance By A Child applies anyone under 18 years old engaged in sexual conduct. The plain language of the law criminalizes the conduct itself, even if it does not occur as a performance. If there actually is a performance (or recording) then the parents themselves... Read more »

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Q: Husband charged with 1st assault charge and an epo put in place for 61days.

My husband went to jail for aggrv. Assault and there is an epo in place. He went to court and they gave him time served. Great right, but he's homeless has no where to stay basically in the streets, he goes to my cousins and has them call and ask if I can bring his shoes, clothes, & bike to get to... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 16, 2018

The most important thing to remember about a protective order is that its not YOUR order so you can't give him permission to violate the order. A protective order is a JUDGE'S order. Judge's don't tolerate their orders being violated, and they don't care about the excuse.

The second most...
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Q: police brutality in the 60's

i am in the 8th grade and i would detailed example cases b/c the media and sites i am using arent helpful

Gary Kollin answered on Sep 10, 2018

I am not going to do the work for you.

Perhaps before working on this project you can refine your grammar skills. This is not a text message. It is inappropriate to use abbreviations like it would be inappropriate to use abbreviations in your essay.

Capitals also help. Proofing your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Texas on

Q: So my boyfriend got arrested and I think it’s my fault, but I’m not sure?

My boyfriend and I got into an argument and he choked me, so I called the cops and he got arrested, then there was an EPO in place for 90 days, after it was off we started talking. He was put on probation. After a while he still keeps being abusive, so I planned to end things and request to put a... Read more »

Roy Lee Warren answered on Sep 4, 2018

It appears he may have violated the protective order so that is why he was arrested. The prosecutor should be willing to answer your questions. Call the County's victim advocate.

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Q: I broke up with my ex in 2010 and got with someone else 1 month later. Ex did a drive by and did 2 years in prison.

CPS got involved and kept my daughter from me saying I neglected her only they wouldn't let me b see her. Now in 2018 CPS is involved since June 4 2017 and I'm just now being informed by my ex mother in law that they took my daughter to Louisiana without my knowledge but with the father's consent,... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 22, 2018

Is there a visitation order in effect? Who has conservatorship of the child? Did you have an attorney in the CPS proceedings? Is so, call her/him. Good luck.

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Q: If some one text my 18 yr old son and ask him to tell me that next time she me I will be leaving in a body bag. Bc she

Is going to g to kill me. Sent via Facebook messenger

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 30, 2018

Produce the message to the police and file an incident report.

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Q: Is 16 months from the date of the charge to the trial, a violation of the right to a speedy trial?

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 23, 2018

Nor if speedy was waived

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Q: Can I file charges on my ex?

One night in January my ex hit me across the face then after I went to sleep he woke me up choking me so hard I thought he was going to kill me. That night he also removed everything I owned from the home and took my trhibgs to random dumpster and threw away. He left me with a busted blood vessel... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 14, 2018

Contact the police in the city where the assault occurred. Good luck.

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Q: How many years is the Romeo and Juliet Law?

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 13, 2018

See Texas Penal Code Section21.11 - Indecency with a Child, Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault, and Section 43.25 - Sexual Performance by a Child.

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Q: Describe in detail your knowledge of the various Texas and federal codes and statutes that govern crimes and criminal

This is a question on a job application.Help

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 10, 2018

And what is your question?

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Q: Will my kids father loose his rights because of a felony abuse charge?

My children's father is the non-custodial parent. 3 years ago he was dating a girl that had a daughter. He has been in and out of our kids lives because of drugs. So it's unclear to me exactly what happened but he was charged with Injury to a child/elderly/or disabled person with the intent to... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 7, 2018

It is unlikely that anything will happen automatically without you hiring a local Family Law attorney to explore possibilities to further restrict or eliminate this person's access to his children.

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Q: I got a US district court violation notice, 36 CFR 2.13(a)(1). I was wondering if this will go on my record?

I was told on a phone call by a park ranger that this is similar to a speeding ticket, that it would be a class c misdemeanor/infraction. I only have to pay $130 for the violation. He also mentioned that as long as I pay the fine it shouldn't go on my record.

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 7, 2018

This sounds like a scam.

Law enforcement officers typically don't call about class C misdemeanors.

Law enforcement officers typically don't ask for money, only the courts do that.

Paying a fine is the same as entering a plea of guilty or no contest, so it will stay on...
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