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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Texas on

Q: Can I dismiss the charge from the Municipal Court because I never receive a notice of Complaint?

Is it called Motion to Quash in the criminal case?

I received both summon for pre-trial and the sworn complaint from the Municipal Court recently. Based on the statue below, can I argue that I was never provided the Notice of Complaint prior to the State moved to issue Pre Trial Hearing?... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on May 24, 2019

If you received a copy of the complaint prior to the pretrial hearing date, then the State has complied with the applicable statute.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Support and Municipal Law for Texas on

Q: I have a judge ordered CS payment due for 1/2019. Have 2 pay in full or can I split up pay as long as it's by 1/31/19?

I have a criminal case pending. Planed on turning myself in to fix issue but worried if I haven't made full required payment the judge requested. Criminal case and civil unrelated but I can still be held for back support unless I submit payment my order just says Jan 2019 I only have partial... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 9, 2019

Look at your order for the due date. Follow that. It should state the exact date that it is due. To be on the safe side pay be that date.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law and Public Benefits for Texas on

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

Grant St Julian III answered on Nov 14, 2018

It depends on the totality of the circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Texas on

Q: f i got pulled over in n a traffic stop an the cops ask me an three other people to step out the car to search the car

f i got pulled over in n a traffic stop an the cops ask me an three other people to step out the car to search the car when we stept out cops search us an find pipe that they says has meth in it but im sure it was really nothing in it but they found it in my passenger pocket an he got charged with... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 28, 2018

Talk with the attorney of the person charged with the offense; understand, however, that ownership is not the same as possession. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Texas on

Q: i had a no insurance citation...read below to find out how it went.. I was done very wrong because of a city clerk

question for you..I went to court today for a no insurance ticket.the da was going to give me deferred justification..the city clerk said to her..you can't do that on no insurance...the da looked at her crazy..it is to be noted that I watched the da give it to several people before me..so I went to... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 2, 2018

Deferred disposition is discretionary with the Court, so a Judge does not HAVE to grant it even if the DA recommends it, (i.e., no law was broken). That being said, there is no State Law that prohibits deferred on a no insurance citation, Call a local attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Consumer Law and Probate for Texas on

Q: My wife passed,now my vehicle is at her mom's,(in my name).she made last three payments (only) can she hold it

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jul 11, 2017

To be certain of what your options are you need to consult in-person with an attorney. Generally speaking, you do not acquire property by making payments on someone else's debt.

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