Texas Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

Q: About how much will it cost to get a lawyer to help me get a restraining order on a neighbor?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may want to contact the District Attorney's office in your county and see if the State can obtain some type of protective order (which would be at no cost to you). If you desire you retain a private attorney, you will have to call around. There is no fee structure set by the State Bar, and an individual attorney has discretion on setting her/his fees. Good luck, and thank you for your service.

Q: If i robbed a drug dealer and he has footage of me on his property he is using as extortion, does he really have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Stop admitting to felonies on social media. Your situation is a total mess. Should you report a felony before someone reports a different felony on you? Consider the two actions totally independent of one another. Your acquaintance will or will not report the robbery to the police, and reporting him as a drug dealer will have no affect on whether you are prosecuted for another charge.

Q: OK, I had picked up a friend and he had some people I didnt know get in...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
I am not sure of the question. If you are driving, the police stop you, your car is searched and contraband is discovered, you will be arrested. If no contraband is not found you will not. Claiming "Somebody else must have put it there!" is not a defense.

Q: my 33 year old son is in Denton county jail. he broke parole, has been there since March 1st with no answers.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Effectively, there is no bond permissible for a warrant on a parole violation. Your son will remain in custody until a parole revocation hearing is held. He should have been given a copy of the motion to revoke that alleges the violations he committed. Once the revocation hearing is held, a determination will be made as to whether to return him to prison or not. Good luck.

Q: My friend was incarcerated by his who wife who’s an illegal alien and falsified domestic charges. How can he beat it?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Jun 10, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
He should get a public defender appointed by the court. I am not a Texas lawyer so I an not tell you the procedure there.

Q: Is vigilantism federally illegal or is it up to each state as to whether or not it is legal within the state?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
What, like Batman?

You're going to need to be a tad more specific ... at least specific enough to determine whether the question involves a matter of state law, federal law, or both.

Q: Can 25 years female have sex with 17 old year boy?some say yes because Texas constent age for Texas 17... please help me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on May 11, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
While the age of consent is 17 for purposes of crimes of Sexual Assault and Indecency with a Child, individuals can and have been convicted for Sexual Performance by a Child, which has an age of consent of 18 years old.

Q: My husband and I got into an altercation and he choked me. I didn’t press charges. Can I help get the charges dropped?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on May 11, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Yiu can file an affidavit on non prosecution, butthe State has the option to proceed anyway. Good luck.

Q: If someone in federal prison files a motion to vacate sentence and has had no response what could that mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on May 7, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
There is no way to speculate as to what is going on in the case you ask about. Someone is going to have to go to the Courthouse and investigate the matte. Good luck.

Q: can someone be charged with a crime or be given a ticket if the police officer doesn't show me personally the evidence?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on May 4, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Yes, you can be given a citation even if the officer does not show you the contraband. You may enter a plea of not guilty to the charges and force the State to prove any allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.

Q: In El Paso,Tx i am a 17 year old teen ,am i allowed to runaway without the police arresting me?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on May 3, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You are not an adult until you turn 18, so you must live where your parents dictate until you become an adult.

Q: Can a 16 year old date a 18 year old in Texas?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
See Texas Penal Code Section 21.11 - Indecency with a Child, Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault, & Section 43.25 - Sexual Performance by a Child.

Q: How much time can someone get for an aggravated assult charge.Can they be offered a plea deal & if so how much time?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Aggravated Assault is a 2nd degree felony, punishable by confinement in prison from 2 to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000. A plea bargain can be offered by the DA assigned to the case, and can be anywhere within the punishable range provided by law

Q: I got a misdemeanor A charge for having my mother’s handicap sticker. The officer also didn’t read me my Miranda rights.

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
This sounds like a misunderstanding of the law based on TV cop shows. They don't have to allow you a phone call before arrest and failure to inform you of your Miranda rights can lead to the suppression of any statements you made during custodial interrogation. Basically, it only matters if you confessed after being arrested.

All that being said, you should hire a local criminal defense attorney to represent you in this matter. It is wise to choose an attorney with an office in the...

Q: What issues am I likely to face ay the port of entry ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and International Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
One of the requirements for naturalization is good moral character (GMC). An applicant for naturalization must show that he or she has been, and continues to be, a person of good moral character. In general, the applicant must show GMC during the five-year period immediately preceding his or her application for naturalization and up to the time of the Oath of Allegiance. Conduct prior to the five-year period may also impact whether the applicant meets the requirement. [1]

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Q: Can I press charges against my mother for assault to a minor if I just turned 18 in Feb but still live in her house?

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Mar 31, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may file an incident report with the police, but it will be up to the detective assigned to the case to determine whether criminal charges will be filed. Also note that if you are 18, after your grduation, your mother no longer has the legal duty to support you. Do not suffer abuse, but do not report somehthing petty. Good luck.

Q: Can border patrol call a state and have charges dismissed on Canadian citizen

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
No one can comment on the results of particular case without researching the surrounding facts. You can contact the clerk of court where the criminal charges are/were pending and discover the disposition of the cases, if any.

Q: Can I sue the city police dont want to come by and open gate to release my dog from the pound after we paid?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You could but the pound is usally operated by the municipality, not by the police. As your city councilman or mayor about this.

Q: My boyfriend and I have a 3 year and 10 month difference, I’m 16 and he’s 20. Could this get him in trouble?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Texas on
Answered on Mar 25, 2018
Matthew Valley's answer
If you are having sex with him it could potentially result in felony charges for, among other things, sexual assault. The age of consent in Texas is 17. While there is an affirmative defense available for those within 3 years of age of each other, that is not available based upon the age difference you have specified.

Q: 19 year old male sleeping with 15 year old female, what would his charges be? And could he get deported?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Felony charges of Indecency with a Child (Texas Penal Code Section 21.11), Sexual Assault (Section 22.011), and Sexual Performance by a Child (Section 43.25) all apply. Felony offenses lead to deportation.

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