Did he get a new DWI? In Texas, a 3rd DWI is a felony with a possible sentence of 2-10 years. Your husband may be eligible for probation, and it may be possible for him to complete probation. These cases are very fact specific, your husband needs a DWI lawyer to help him immediately.
You need a local defense lawyer to advise you on what to expect. I have represented defendants with varying degrees of status in our country, it may be possible to get through this process and avoid deportation. You need an experienced local defense lawyer to have the chance to help your husband. Find a lawyer who has not only DWI experience, but experience with non-citizen defendants. I would also recommend that you visit an immigration lawyer to see if anything can be done to help your...
First I would contact your old attorney and ask what happened to the case. If you missed a court date there may be a warrant out for your arrest. There are speedy trial issues that come into play with older cases, and on a practical level it can be very difficult to actually try a 13 year old case. Witnesses move, memories fade etc. So yes, there is a chance this could all go away, or even that it has been dismissed already. However, if you have a warrant your lawyer may not be able to really...
The first thing you need to do is hire a local experienced personal injury lawyer to assist. We have an office in Rockwall and Forney. Both are close to Garland. And our PI team would be happy to come to you if you are not able to drive. We are very familiar with that area. Getting hit by an attorney is an interesting scenario and we'd be happy to discuss how that will affect your case.
Your experience with CPS is unfortunately not uncommon. If you are being investigated by CPS you need to hire a lawyer immediately. Once CPS decides you may have done something wrong you will run through the system and force you to complete as many classes, counseling sessions, drug tests, home studies as they desire, all while they threaten to remove your child to foster care, or worse, terminate your parental right all together. Get a lawyer, now.
You'd need to address this question to lawyers in Alabama. I am not sure Texas would have jurisdiction for an adult guardianship since he lives out of state. Here is some information on Texas adult guardianships, but again, you need to call some lawyers in Alabama and see what your options are. http://www.dads.state.tx.us/news_info/publications/brochures/pub395-guardianship.pdf
I added parole to the practice areas so hopefully an experienced parole attorney will chime in with an answer. I do not know of any bills to reduce mandatory time on agg cases. However, Texas does have medical parole options. I am not a parole lawyer, but that is where you should go for answers.
Here is a story about medical parole in Texas. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/State-caught-in-middle-in-medical-parole-debate-4048680.php
Deferred cases can not be expunged. With some deferred cases you can apply for a non disclosure. However. aggravated kidnpaping is listed as on the cases in which you can not apply for a non disclosure. See- Texas Government Code 411.081(e)(1)-(4) and Texas Penal Code 20.04
Jack has given you a good answer. You always have the right to fire your lawyer and hire another. However, is that the best option at this point? You should speak to other local attorneys immediately to find out what they would charge and what they can do for your case.
Can you get your money back? That depends on what your contract states.