Texas Gov & Administrative Law Questions & Answers

Q: My son is 17 of color and a corcasan student picked up his calculator and broke it my son pick up his cellphone and did

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Texas on
Answered on Nov 20, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Yes, a 17 year old is considered an adult for criminal law purposes, so your son can be prosecuted under the facts you describe. Start calling local lawyers. Good luck.

Q: Can a city reimburse council members for purchase of concert tickets?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
It depends on the totality of the circumstances.

Q: I got a ticket for my license plate being in my windshield and not on my front bumper. Will it be thrown out?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
What you state is not a defense. Having a license plate in the windshield is a violation of the law if the car is driven on a Texas road, regardless of where the car was purchased.

Q: Can I get a concealed handgun permit in the state of texas if I was charged 3 years ago for a crime which was dismissed

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Texas on
Answered on Jul 13, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Was the case dismissed after successful completion of deferred adjudication probation, or was it dismissed without any plea being entered? Ask this question to the attorney who represented you on the matter. Good luck.

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: Am I allowed to film public town meetings on my cell phone?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Roxann Pais Cotroneo's answer
Under Texas Government Code Section 551.023, a person in attendance may record all or any part of an open meeting by means of a recorder, video camera or other aural or visual reproduction. The governmental body may adopt reasonable rules to maintain order in a meeting including rules relating to (1) the location of recording equipment; and (2) the manner in which the recording is conducted. These rules may not prevent or unreasonably impair a person from exercising their rights to record.

Q: Can I legally drive a golf cart on public roads in Corpus Christi, TX. Also, Do i need insurance and registration for it

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Answered on Apr 5, 2018
Donivan Flowers' answer
According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, Registration is not needed to operate your golf cart on a public road. State law allows for use of golf carts with a slow-moving vehicle emblem in the following situations: in master planned communities with a uniform set of restrictive covenants in place, on public or private beaches, during the daytime and no more than two miles from where the owner usually parks the golf cart and for transportation to or from a golf course, or to cross...

Q: Is it legal for me to sell fda approved supplements? Or do I need some type of license first?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Business Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 11, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
It depends on the specific supplements and how you want to sell the (internet only, storefront etc.) Talki with a business/corporate attorney in your area.

Q: If someone takes photos of me when I walk outside of my apartment in order to try to use them against me what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 9, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
It is not a crime to photograph a person in this situation. The law against Invasive Visual Recordings only applies to taking photos of a person's intimate areas not subject to public view, without consent, and with intent to invade privacy.

Every element of an offense must be satisfied. This means that although the photos are taken without consent, the law does not apply to your situation because the subject of the photo is you and your dog (rather than your private parts) and the...

Q: Can I help my dad adjust his status from tps.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
Does your father quality for Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver? If so, he needs to file for Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal asap.

Q: Can a 34 year old date a 18 year old who is a senior in high school in the state of Texas?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
That depends on whether or not the 34 year-old is a teacher.

Q: If i file a petition for my wife so how can i add my son as derivate?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
As a permanent resident, you can include your son on the petition you file for your wife.

Q: My brother has aggressive angiosarcoma cancer, could the cause be from working at a rubber plant?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Yes. Especially angiosarcoma of the liver. Contact a firm that handles occupational disease claims. On the "no medical insurance " he should apply for social security disability--they have a fast track for people with cancer diagnoses; should apply for medical assistance. If the property is in his name VA can't take it for mom's treatment.

All the best to him.

Q: Is it legal for a private US citizen never been employed by US gov or US corp to work for foreign military say China?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Legal Malpractice and Military Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017
Juan Antonio Lozada's answer
You will probably need an export license to be able to transfer military technology to China. Under the U.S. Export Control System, our government controls exports of sensitive equipment, software and technology as a means to promote our national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Through our export control system. Under the current export control system, three different USG agencies have the authority to issue export licenses: the Departments of State, Commerce, and the...

Q: Hi, I would like to find all legislations and regulations related to sludge or cuttings reinjection (for oil industry)

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017
Gregory Andrews Cade's answer
The information on these pages should be useful:

https://www.epa.gov/radiation/tenorm-oil-and-gas-production-wastes

http://www.tenorm.com/regs.htm

Q: CPS TOOK MY KIDS WITHOUT A COURT ORDER AND CONTINUES TO HOLD MY KIDS IN FOSTER CARE WITHOUT ORDERS IS THAT KIDNAPPING

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on May 9, 2017
Robert W. Leonard Jr.'s answer
Your first step should be to hire a qualified attorney who can represent you and protect you parental rights. In the meantime, you need to comply with the CPS investigation. In addition, do not engage in criminal behavior, use illegal drugs (including legal drugs which are not prescribed to you), or abuse alcohol or prescription medication prescribed to you. Do not associate with any persons who are doing these things.

A CPS investigation is a very serious matter, and you need an...

Q: In Ft Worth, Tx fence between mine and a neighbor's yard needs to be replaced. Who's resposible?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Answered on May 3, 2017
Mr. Charles C Guidry's answer
I suggest that you do the survey. The survey will determine the ownership of the fence by statute of limitation or land ownership. It is nice to work thing out amicably, but if you can't then the first option will be best.

Q: Car wreck with a Government vehicle that police report shows failure to yield ROW on Gov. employee. Now what?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
Steven Pate Harrelson's answer
Your case will likely be governed by the Texas Tort Claims Act assuming the government employee was in the course and scope of his employment. You should hire an attorney with knowledge and experience in personal injury claims and claims involving the Texas Tort Claims Act.

Q: My ? Is if a federal judge rules on how much a defendant is to pay back monthly does SSA have the right to with hold

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
Not clear what is going on. A good place to start is with the Legal Services office if you didn't have an attorney in Federal Court. Overpayments can be waived or modified if "against equity and good conscience." Generally Social Security benefits aren't subject to withholding--though once cashed the person with the court order could get them. However if it's taxes that is different. You need a personal consultation but a Federal Court order is something you need to know and understand.

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