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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Do you guys do criminal cases pro bono

It also involves fraud,human trafficing,child trafficing, and also the human trafficing is also gang related

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons answered on Oct 9, 2020

Lawyers have mouths to feed, salaries to pay, rent to earn. The only pro bono attorneys are the public defender. Apply for one. Your case is very complex.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: If I got a citation for no insurance and there’s a lot of information Incorrect do I have to Go to court

They have the wrong first name and date of birth they also put a ID number in but I told him my ID was in the car ahead of us so he never got it and I don’t live in the town I was stopped in so I gave him my family members house that I was staying at for the summer so if I don’t show up to... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 11, 2020

Incorrect information on the face of the citation does not make it invalid but could give your attorney a starting point to argue that the office was simply wrong about [insert something the prosecution must prove to win a conviction] and although we don't have direct evidence of that, we can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: What kind of attorney protects you from fraud, being framed with assistance from the court clerks creating documents,

The court is aiding my house being stolen. The wrap deed of trust was actualy a sale to the county trustee. I have proof of fake documents from court.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 8, 2020

Schedule a consultation with a local Real Estate Attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Could I be charged as well if I was present for when my boyfriend used stolen credit cards to pay for our things

I did not know that he was using any stolen cards if he even did they’re still investigating I’m not sure if he did but if he was using a stolen cards I’m sure I may have been there a timer to you as we spend a lot of time together

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Dec 25, 2019

Yes, you could be charged with a criminal offense under the situation you describe. What you did and did not know is a fact question, and fact questions are settled at trial. Call an attorney. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: I was a victim of an online scam that pretended to be a job, they scammed me and a buyer on PayPal and now I am in debt.

I was a victim of an internet scam where they claimed to be a job, and my job was to be a representative for a company called, which is a huge auction site. I did research and I found out they were lying the whole time and were using my information to scam people this way it landed all... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 23, 2019

Report this to the authorities and let them investigate and pursue it for you. That way, you’ll be protected if anyone ever comes back to you for payment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Is it considered impersonating a peace officer when answering the phone "Sheriff's Department,..." for possible scammer?

When receiving phone calls from possible scammers, is it illegal to say "Sheriff's Department, Fraud Division. This is a recorded line, how may we help you?" when answering the phone?

Edgardo Rafael Baez
Edgardo Rafael Baez answered on Nov 19, 2019

I must say, although this is a clever way to get rid of these scam calls, I would select another entity to imitate, although it does not appear that you would be impersonating an officer but I would not take a chance if I was you. Many blessings to you!

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Estate Planning and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: How to get Fidelity 401k to unlock my account.

I have had id theft issues for years. Recently this affected my 401k my account was locked due to thief tried to access account and changed email address. They said they needed to verify my identity and so I sent them copies of dl, ssn and also sent them several police reports that I have... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 3, 2019

Roll that account over to an IRA with a different custodian. The new custodian will help you get it rolled over. Fees might be higher but at least you will get access to your funds. Before you withdraw from it make sure you understand the tax implications.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: What would happen if an officer mistakenly writes the wrong information on a ticket?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Usually, spelling errors or typos don't cancel a ticket, BUT major errors could make the ticket invalid. Make sure you appear on the trial date and see if the prosecution catches the error and their response.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Will I be arrested for changing my husband's mailing address to mine? (we are separated)
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Sep 6, 2019

You could be, but who knows if you WILL be?!? That might depend on whether or not federal authorities can take a break from putting migrant children in steel cages long enough to worry about a little mail fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: If I lived at a house for 5yrs and was kicked out by force with not being allowed to get my things from the house.

What course of action do I have to retrieve my things like titles birth certificates clothes tools beds art works wood works etc I live in texas I did pay rent and utilities no lease it was rent to own me n my parents split the cost of buying the house 1/3 each and when my dad died she took all our... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Sep 1, 2019

You do not state whether you were a renter with a lease, a renter without a lease or a guest or whether you were kicked out for nonpayment. Some leases allow the landlord to seize and sell your personal property if you do not pay rent.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Got charged w felony 7 yrs ago. It got disposed 11/3/2013. Will this show up on a background ck for a new job

I got charged with a state jail felony seven years ago this month. I did my probation and community service and got to get out early with it being disposed early. I just accepted a job offer for a private dental office and after he went over everything he then told me he was going to run the... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Aug 3, 2019

Criminal convictions remain on your record forever. The 7 year matter deala with credit reporting agencies

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: What can i do about my ex-boyfriend,now roomate recording me and making me work for him and do without everything?

Now im not positive but i believe that he or someone he knows has hacked everything i have ever owned i even found a messanger profile with my name and picture on his cell phone ! I always pay my tickets on time and lord knows i had never even been to jail till John Willis-Doc - i have called and... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Mar 25, 2019

Contact the Genesis Women's Shelter at 214.946.HELP (4357). Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: if im charged with a felony fraud less then 5, does it get dismissed if the one who filed the charge is dead?

Does the dead man rule apply since it isnt a civil matter or is it not dropped sincr the state picked up the charges

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 24, 2019

Any crime could prosecuted with a dead alleged victim; not just crimes like murder and manslaughter.

The case will continue unless the prosecutor decides to seek a dismissal. That said, it is certainly possible that the prosecutor's interest in the case may decline with the death of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: My mother is a check fraud victim, what next?

My mother had her driver's license, signature and bank checks compromised recently. She was informed of this by her bank when the offenders withdrew cash using these compromised documents. So far there have been cash withdrawals from within our city and in another several hundred miles away,... Read more »

Paul Looney
Paul Looney answered on Aug 21, 2018

Go to the bank and complete a fraud affidavit. The bank should begin refunding stolen funds. Change your credit cards, bank cards, etc. The bank can handle that off the top. Consequences? There should be none after it is established the bank recognizes the fraud. Hope this has been helpful, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: what is the punishment for credit card theft in Texas?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on May 17, 2018

Theft offenses are listed under Section 31.03 of the Texas Penal Code; Credit Card Abuse is under Section 32.31. The punishment range for a particular offense depends on the facts alleged. Have an attorney review the charging instrument filed in the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: A friend of mine took a fair amount of money from my debit card without my permission. What do i do against her?

She took a total amount of $1500 from the debit card that is issued under my name and an additional $3000 in which I lent her. But she promised that she was going to pay everything, but she keeps failing to meet her ends. I was wondering if there is anything I could do regarding this matter.

Matthew Valley
Matthew Valley answered on Feb 17, 2018

Assuming this is relatively recent and not past the statute of limitations:

If she used your debit card without your authorization you can file a police report and hope the county decides to file a criminal case against her. You also have the option of pursuing a judgment in small claims...
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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: My credit card company is refusing to work with me when someone with my same name opened a credit card account that's

now affecting my credit. I think it's just an honest mistake (the cardholder seems to be a man and I'm a woman with a gender neutral name), but how do I get them to look into this so my credit report isn't negatively impacted?

David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Aug 31, 2017

Go to and click on the tab identity theft. You can see how to write the needed letter and what you need to say. The good news is that many times a well written letter makes the problem end. If not, you have rights and you will want to contact a lawyer that handles FCRA and ID Theft... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Texas on
Q: Is it possible to receive probation on a 2nd degree felony if it's your first offence ?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 25, 2017

Yes, it is possible. It is even POSSIBLE to get probation for MURDER although obviously that is not the likely result. If convicted of a 2nd degree felony, the punishment range is 2 to 20 years in the state penitentiary and a fine up to $10,000. A felony prison sentence can be probated for up to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Real Estate Law and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My brother was incarcerated and his wife sold their house and had her ex-husband Forge his name what can he do about it
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 21, 2017

Forgery of a Deed or Mortgage is a State Jail Felony that should be reported to law enforcement.

Second, see a family law attorney about a divorce and the proper division of the marital assets.

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