Texas Securities Law Questions & Answers

Q: How much is a declaration? Of heir in texas and is it able to be deducted from a settlement with the comptroller?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Energy, Oil and Gas, Probate and Securities Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
I suggest you have an in-person consultation with an attorney. It's a time-consuming job to review all the appropriate facts and advise you accordingly; therefore, you will probably be charged for the consultation.

Q: Is it illegal to hack into someone's Twitter account without the owner knowing ? And if so what are the penalties

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Securities Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 17, 2017
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Yes it is illegal, see the Texas Penal Code Chapter 7, Section 33. The penalties for computer crimes are of a wide variety depending on the nature and seriousness of the crime committed. For the breach of computer security (i.e. gaining access to a computer without the consent of the owner), the penalty may range all the way from a "Class B" misdemeanor (up to 180 days in a county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000) up to a first degree felony (five to 99 years in a state prison and/or a fine...

Q: Can a person in the process of getting their greencard travel within the states?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Juvenile Law and Securities Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 28, 2017
Roger Carl Algase's answer
Under what section of the law is this student entitled to get a green card? Your question does not show that he is eligible for one at all. Even if he is, merely filing for a green card does not confer any legal status in the United States unless the applicant is in this country with some other legal status. If the young man does not have any legal status and US immigration officers see a letter from a judge saying that it would not be in his best interests to be sent back to Mexico, the letter...

Q: Can a contract be enforced if the seller states he was under the influence?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Securities Law, Sexual Harassment and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Apr 7, 2016
Anton Pal Montano's answer
It is difficult to give an accurate answer to this question without knowing all the details of your case. Generally, for example, a person may argue that a contract is voidable because he did not have the capacity or legal ability to enter the contract due to being under the influence of drugs or intoxication. However, it is usually a very high standard requiring the person to prove that he did not understand the nature of the agreement that he signed. I hope this answer is not coming too...

Q: Can I advertise my hedge fund?

2 Answers | Asked in Securities Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 11, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
If you're going to be running a hedge fund, you should be consulting with a qualified securities lawyer about not just this question but in general making sure you are in compliance with applicable laws.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem...

Q: Is my birth certificate a bond that's worth money

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 10, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Not sure what you mean. Check with a local securities lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer...

Q: How do I compel discovery in a shareholder's derivative suit

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Texas on
Answered on Dec 18, 2013
Zaven Andranik Sargsian's answer
To the extent that the lawsuit is underway (in this shareholder derivative suit), you would need to look to the rules of civil procedure that your specific court follows. Although procedural rules can vary depending on what court you're in, they generally have similar provisions. Most, if not all, would have a rule or two on compelling disclosure pursuant to an earlier discovery request. So if your, or whomever's, case is in the Texas courts, you would want your lawyer to review the Texas...

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