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  • I work at a daycare and the kids told a cpsworker that myself and a couple of workers beat them with brooms with our hands

    this is false and i have out of work for 3 weeks now need help

    Brian’s Answer

    You need to retain a criminal defense attorney immediately. It is highly likely that a felony case of injury to a child (possibly multiple cases) is being investigated against you. It is unlikely that your innocence will easily be established without the help of counsel. Act quickly.

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  • How difficult is it to represent yourself in court on a class b misdemeanor charge

    how difficult is it for the average person to represent themselves on b misdemeanor charges for harassment in texas ? is it very likely that I could win a case without an attorney ?

    Brian’s Answer

    I hate to tell you that you have almost no chance to help yourself. The DA is unlikely to back off from their position even if it is completely unreasonable if you do not have an attorney. You are much more likely to make matters worse. A person who represents himself in a jailable offense like this has a fool for a client. Call a lawyer immediately.

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  • Can I be arrested if I am merely a witness to a crime?

    I have prior theft charges and I was at the scene of a theft crime and witnessed it. If I don't cooperate with the police can they charge me with the crime?

    Brian’s Answer

    Mere presence does not make you a party to an offense, but if the police believed that you helped in any way however slight (ie. lookout, driver, etc.), they will charge you. Your willingness to cooperate does affect the police and their opinion on whether you should be charged, but you don't want to go in and implicate yourself inadvertently while talking to the police, either. The bottomline is that these matters are too complex for you to figure out on your own. It would be like doing brain surgery on yourself. Get a lawyer immediately!

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  • Public Intoxication: Dismissal, Deferred Probation & Expungement - Are these the correct steps?

    Does this sound like the correct process? Any further tips? I got a Public Intoxication and I want it dismissed. From what I've gathered, I will need to: 1) I will ask for deferred probation. (I should NOT plead guilty or even no-contest) 2) I wil...

    Brian’s Answer

    One misstep and this is on your record forever. Also, if you file the Expunction incorrectly you could waste precious time and money or even bar yourself from successfully expunging the matter in the future. Contact an attorney for the PI phase and the Expungement phase. Protect yourself. Most lawyers discount their fees if they are getting hired for both.

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  • What kind of sentence does 3 or more DUI's in Texas carry? He had an instanter warrant.

    Dont have any further details at this time.

    Brian’s Answer

    There are huge variety of factors that would determine the sentence. The facts of the case itself, the criminal history of the defendant, and other mitigating information about the defendant. The strength of the case plays a large role in that weaker cases can get reduced to a misdemeanor regardless of the defendant's background. Mitigating evidence would include personal tragedy and efforts at treatment and rehabilitation. The formula is complex and you need a skilled attorney to sort through it for you.

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  • Will expunction destroy the criminal records from FBI database such as III,NCIC,NICS ...? Thank you"

    will expunction destroy the criminal records from FBI database such as III,NCIC,NICS ...? Thank you"

    Brian’s Answer

    Yes. A properly drafted Order of Expunction specifically includes these contingencies.

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  • Am I legally required to take a urine analysis if it is not "checked" on my probation terms sheet issued by the court?

    Convicted of DWI in Dallas County, being transferred to Denton currently because I technically live in Denton County so that took about a month. First meeting (interview) is today in Denton. On the terms of probation paper I received from...

    Brian’s Answer

    Consult with an attorney with a copy of your terms if you are just avoiding the hassle of additional costs. If you are refusing without the proper diplomacy, they will immediately red-flag you as a "trouble maker" and amend your conditions to add UAs or maybe even treatment. It is best to stay off the radar while on probation. Talk to an attorney. Have a plan for ANY opposition to probation.

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  • Question about prison & probation:

    My husband is serving time on a 10 years sentence. Can his probation officer from a previse case in a different county, can they go into the system and put a bench warrant out for him to revoke his probation if he already in jail / prison serving ...

    Brian’s Answer

    Yes. It will also be in his interests that this happen. You also need to be concerned about his backtime credit. The revocation case warrant must served on your husband so that he can start getting backtime credit. That way once he is bench warranted to the county of his probation, he will have already started serving time on his revocation sentence. Your lawyer should start negotiating now as to what the plea bargain would be on the revocation. When your husband is released from prison, you want him to be free and clear.

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  • How long does it take to get transferred to safp?

    This person waived their preliminary and revocation hearing because his po said she would recommend safp to board. So the board approved the decision so now he is waiting to be transferrred to safp so I was just wondering how long does it take an...

    Brian’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it is not predictable. It can be as quick as weeks, but has stretched for months at times when SAIFP is full. The two factors are available beds at SAIFP and how quickly transportation can be scheduled by the sheriff.

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  • What kind of time will someone get for a third degree felony?

    My husband has a theft charge 20-100k. A third degree felony. If he has a couple priors, what kind of time is he looking at?

    Brian’s Answer

    There are no predictable outcomes in the type of case that you are talking about. If there were, then we would not need lawyers. Could he go to prison? Could he get probation? Could he beat the case? These questions must all be answered, but they will only be answered when you get a good lawyer working on your case.

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