answered on Dec 19, 2022
The owner of the storage yard has to contact the owner of the RV before anything be done with the RV
answered on Dec 2, 2022
The answer to this question depends upon the particular facts and circumstances. Attorneys have some degree of immunity, but deliberately lying to law enforcement during the course of a criminal investigation could theoretically, under the right circumstances, constitute obstruction of Justice.
the case involves my previous employers.
answered on Nov 20, 2022
Retain a lawyer asap. This could be criminal or civil,
answered on Sep 25, 2022
To obtain a transcript, contact the court reporter if the court in which the case was heard. That would be the starting point for the transcript. 31 years is a long time to retain a transcript, depending on the type of case & what happened in the case (appeals, etc.). A copy of the conviction,... Read more »
I’m being threatened by a make believe company that they will report me for stealing company funds. I do not legally work for them and they sent me funds over cash app. Since it was sent from cash app is it legally mine? They wanted me to be a money mule for them and convert it to Bitcoin for... Read more »
answered on Jun 17, 2022
Absolutely do not give this company any of your personal information. They are trying to phish you or obtain your personal details. There is a way on the cash app., I believe, to return the money, decline to accept it or report it as fraudulent. I would explore those avenues. The cash is not... Read more »
Prosecutor has lied several times but criminal attorney said it doesn't have anything to do with statue you were charged with. What can or should you do?
answered on May 12, 2022
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte
Perhaps your lawyer knows that the judge already knows that the prosecutor's argument is irrelevant.
About myself: Besides a dismissal back in 2006 for Driving with Invalid License, and now this case, I have no other criminal history.
Recently, I was arrested due to having a warrant for one charge that was due to 2 hot checks I supposedly wrote at HEB, back in 2018.
I was confused... Read more »
answered on Jan 9, 2022
Generally, a person has to pead guilty or "no contest" (which is the same thing as pleading guilty) in order for them to be placed on probation. And if you pleaded either of those, I'd say you are really out of luck. Then I would ask why you would do such a thing knowing you were not... Read more »
If you or someone you know becomes a victim of a White Collar crime, should you contact an attorney before reporting it? What type of attorney represents the victim harmed by the crime?
answered on Nov 25, 2021
Defense attorneys often represent victims of crimes to ensure their rights are protected and they are being treated fairly within the system. The prosecutor is also a representative of sorts for victims as they are the Peoples attorney as well. However, a defense attorney for a defendant in a... Read more »
Can I file a lawsuit to have a fraudulent w-2 revoked?
I am an independent contractor.My life line during the pandemic depends on gig worker assistance. A company fraudulently re-characterized me as a w-2 employee after I terminated all business relationship with them due to consistent... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2021
I don't know what claims you could make yourself, but you could report the situation to the IRS. If they claim you were a W-2 employee, they should have been paying payroll withholding, and weren't. That can result in a 100% penalty against the company, and against anyone who had... Read more »
I have receipts from everything of value stolen, including the tow truck drivers boss that released the vehicle to the transport company stating that she did see my personal property inside the vehicle before it left her lot.
answered on Dec 17, 2020
If you believe that you were a victim of a crime then you can report the incident to law enforcement... otherwise, it is a matter for civil court.
He didnt catch any charges its all ghost dope hasnt been in any trouble in 10 years been in feds for 2 years and state just now decided to give him 23 years took his 10 years street time why can they do that would a parole attorney help any
answered on Jul 25, 2020
I am not exactly sure of the situation. Call the attorney of record for the defendant for clarification
answered on Jun 30, 2020
The statute of limitations is the hard limit beyond which prosecution is barred. You can find them in chapter 12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure which I will link below. Generally speaking, the longer you wait to report a case, the less interested law enforcement will be. Just because a... Read more »
Code enforcement made a false accusations and had our water turned off,his accusation was that there was a water source going into a RV that is used as storage,he went as far as to say that he had pictures, which he couldn't of had because there is no water going into or out since it was... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2020
The offense of TAMPERING WITH GOVERNMENTAL RECORD is defined in chapter 37 of the Penal Code which is available online here: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.37.htm#37.10
There might be a problem proving that it was intentional rather than accidental or negligent. Also, a... Read more »
answered on May 21, 2020
If he hasn't actually filed yet then you can file a petition for divorce first. If you don't file first then your husband must have you personally served with the paperwork initiating the divorce lawsuit. He may ask you to sign a waiver of service, and it is wise not to do that. Once... Read more »
Do Federal prosecutors offer plea deals like the state?
answered on Apr 8, 2020
The federal sentencing guidelines don't leave a lot of wiggle room for negotiating the length of the sentence so offering to change the charge is a useful negotiating tool for federal prosecutors.
You need to talk to YOUR attorney about whether or not the prosecutors are likely to... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2020
In terms of prosecution, Workers' Comp and other types of insurance fraud cases are generally handled by the County District Attorney's office or the U.S. Attorney's Office. In terms of defense, they are generally handled by criminal defense attorneys, usually with insight into white... Read more »
A criminal title company and mortgage lender allowed an unfaithful agent to have pages changed in the SDPOA *after* it was signed by the principal, turning a permission for limited and time constrained refinance into an open ended home equity loan permission (which is also in violation with federal... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2019
Like many elder and estate planning lawyers, I not only customize the document and paginate in as page x of y but require initials, birthdate and date signed on every page. We cannot protect people who simply download and sign the statutory form. Consult an elder lawyer about a suit for fraud and... Read more »
answered on Jun 25, 2019
If you don't trust your lawyer, hire a different one. Criminal defense is not a D-I-Y project anymore than you would attempt your own surgery.
In 2015 my Dad's wife said he had Alzheimer's so I would watch him at my apartment while she was at work because she said couldn't leave him at home by himself. His wife remarried him right after she found out he was getting a disability settlement from the VA. As soon as Dad got... Read more »
answered on Mar 31, 2019
Few lawyers can guesstimate the difficulty. So much depends on the documents, the witnesses, etc. If you would like to ask a local elder lawyer who litigates elder fraud to discuss the possibilities with you, please use the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder... Read more »
My attorney and my lenders attorney signed an agreed order revoking a substitute trustee sale snd ejoining them from non judicial foreclosure on a certain date. A year after they sell my house. Should the Agreed Order stopped them? Will that fact affect it now because it was supposed to resolve... Read more »
answered on Mar 27, 2019
Before you attempt to assert my answer as being 100% correct, I need to advise you either to read the entire "Agreed Order" and figure it out yourself, or ask your current lawyer, or hire a different Texas lawyer to explain what appears to have happened in your old foreclosure case.... Read more »
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