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  • Assault with bodily injured family violence charge is that one charge all together or two?

    My husband was drunk moving me to room caused a scratch on my face & this is what I told authorities. Which is true. what could he be facing? he's out on bail 3,000$ this is first charge like this on record his past record not good but no assault....

    Robert’s Answer

    This sounds like one charge. Assault causing bodily injury/family violence can be a single offense if there is only one complaining witness involved. Family violence cases in Dallas can be dismissed given the right circumstances. The result of any individual case is impossible to predict. His lawyer should receive a copy of the 911 call during the discovery process. If you are in an abusive relationship and you are scared of your husband you should visit with a local family to discuss your options. Also, you husbands bail may include a protective or restraining order that limits his ability to live with you or be around you. Violating that order, or any condition of his bond could land him back in jail.

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  • Fiat forms for divorce

    where I can found find fiat forms ?how can I write them?

    Robert’s Answer

    I know that DIY divorces are all the rage these days, but if you are filing your own motions and you can't locate a fiat, it should be a sign that maybe you need an experienced local family lawyer to assist. Pro se litigants are routinely slaughtered in Texas courts. Don't let that happen to you. I know that family lawyers are expensive, and no one likes paying attorneys fees, but a divorce can affect the rest of you life, and it's worth investing in to get the best result. Trust me, our firm has seen many former pro se litigants who got terrible results from their divorce case and come in to ask about appeals, or how to fix what happened.

    Be careful and good luck.

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  • Which boxes should be checked for the form DIC-24, statutory warning, to be correct?

    third time dwi offense, but refused the breathalyzer, completed the field sobriety test with no problems. officer said it was mandatory that he take me in to draw blood since it was 3rd time dwi. as I read this form DIC-24, I would think one of th...

    Robert’s Answer

    Instead of focusing on potentially errors on the DIC 24, the more important issue you are facing a felony DWI charge and you do not have a lawyer assisting you. DWI 3rd is a 3rd degree felony, if convicted you could face 2-10 years in prison. Do not wait until you have a court date coming up, hire the best local DWI attorney you can afford. This is a legal emergency and you need help now. Don't be another victim of our State's broken criminal justice system, get a lawyer to fight for you and protect your rights.

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  • Wife trying to force me to leave home. How do I protect myself from being forced out and losing my children.

    Wife found a picture of me on a dating site. And I know "they all say this" but I do not know how it got there. It was linked to my facebook account so I can only assume I clicked on something and it linked in to my facebook. For a month she ha...

    Robert’s Answer

    Most family lawyers in Collin County offer free consultations, you should meet a local experienced family lawyer to develop a plan to protect you in case this relationship can not be salvaged.. I also agree with the earlier answer that you need a marriage counselor to try and repair the trust issues in your marriage.

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  • Dposition in divorce

    how much court charge for deposition per hour?

    Robert’s Answer

    There is not set fees for depositions. You have lawyer fees and court reporter fees which vary by lawyer and court reporter. If you are facing a deposition in a family law case then you need to have an attorney to assist you. Most Dallas family lawyers (including our firm) offer free consultations. Take advantange of that and find a lawyer to help you.

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  • What type of lawsuit and lawyer should I hire to sue an auto repair shop when my car was totaled due to faulty repairs?

    While I was in Rock Hill, SC for work an auto shop did several repairs to my car. About a month after the repairs, the car caught on fire as I was driving down the road. I had the car towed to a different shop to diagnose the cause of the fire. It...

    Robert’s Answer

    You'll probably need to discuss this with South Carolina attorneys unless some event happened in Texas that would give our court jurisdiction over a South Carolina repair shop. Avvo groups questions by the locality where the person posting lives, so your question is appearing most prominently to Texas attorneys. Contact some local lawyers near Rock Hill and see if you can find a lawyer to help.

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  • What are the chances of winning an appeal in a child custody case?

    No proof of young mother being unfit. She does not drink, smoke, or do drugs. CPS recommended placement with mother. Was placed with father even though proven he had a violent temper. 8 hours of anger management was ordered. Do not know "substant...

    Robert’s Answer

    No one can tell you, based on a short avvo description, your chances of winning a civil appeal. There are too many factors that can influence the likelihood of an appeal being granted. I agree that you should consult with and hire an experienced family appellate lawyer as soon as possible. You are facing important deadlines to file the appeal, don't delay.

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  • Is it too late for my fiance to fire his court appointed lawyer lawyer and he goes to court on March 26

    is aggravated robbery case he never been charged..

    Robert’s Answer

    Most judges will not allow someone to fire a court appointed lawyer. What is more likely is that the judge would approve your fiance hiring his own lawyer. You should set some consults with local attorneys and hire the best local defense lawyer you can afford.

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  • I turned myself in for a speeding ticket, will it show up on my background check?

    I had a speeding ticket in Collin County, I couldn't pay off the whole ticket. My friend had told me that I can sit it out or pay in full. So I turned myself in and sat out the ticket. How will it show up in my record, will it show up on my record...

    Robert’s Answer

    Will it show up depends on which background company you are using, and if that city reports their ticket cases accurately. What will show up? Again, depends on the company and what's reported.

    You can pull your driving record from DPS, start with that. See what is says and you'll know what to expect. In the future, don't sit out tickets if you can avoid it. By sitting it out you are convicted, try to hire a local ticket lawyer in the future to assist. They can usually keep these off your record.

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  • Can the police label a home a drug house because they found paraphenallia in her room and can they stop and search anyone leavin

    no drugs were found in the home and they are stopping family members who come to visit and have nothing to do with drugs the individual responsible for the parapenalia are no longer living there they say they have labeled the house as a drug hou...

    Robert’s Answer

    Well, the law allows the police to stop motorists for traffic violations, so what the police usually do is called a pre text stop, they find (or make up) a traffic violation so they can pull over the driver and search. Pretext stops are legal in Texas. You should visit with a local attorney and see if anyone can help you end this police harassment.

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