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  • DWI settlements

    I'm a teacher and I was hit by a drunk driver which totaled my car ad left me with a bulging disk in my neck that took over 3 months of treatments (PT, chiro, steroid injections) to relieve the pain. The other driver received a 20 year sentence fo...

    Robert’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your injuries and I hope you make a full recovery soon. The good news is that most local car accident lawyers (including our firm) offer free consultations. You don't have to let the insurance company take advantage of you. Hire a local attorney to negotiate on your behalf. If this was in Kaufman County then we can discuss the results of the last few car accidents trials. That's one advantage of a local firm, we understand the local justice system.

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  • Can I appeal to a temporary custody order before the final hearing?

    I was reading online that in order to open a custody case in texas it has to be in the county that the child has lived in for the past 6 months. my mother has opened a case in denton county. when she lives in wood county and I live in kaufman coun...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should consult with a local family lawyer and bring whatever papers you were served with. There are rules for which county a child custody case should be filed in, but to enforce those rules you need an attorney. You do not want to litigate this issue yourself. Most local family lawyers, including our firm, offers free consultations. Is this the grandparents filing suit in Wood county? Here is the AG page on grandparents rights in custody cases. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/elder/grandparents.shtml

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  • Cause for request to change court appointed attny

    My son in law spoke with his court appointed attny today. She did return his initial call about setting up a meeting and said she would call back when she had the date/time/location set. When she called back she was rude and said she had looked ov...

    Robert’s Answer

    Most judges will not let you switch court appointed lawyers. Your best option is to interview local defense lawyers and hire the best defense lawyer you can afford to help your son in law. A criminal conviction lasts forever in Texas, so it's worth it to invest in a lawyer who will fight the case.

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  • Can civil or non criminal records be sealed or expunged?

    I have some negative behavior on a job 16 years ago that is non criminal that is still noticeable on a simple background check by anyone. Can this info be sealed or removed?

    Robert’s Answer

    What kind of job behavior comes up on a background check? You have to be arrested to even apply for an expunction, if not, you can't file.

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  • I was on probation for Impeding breath and 2 years into probation I did it again.

    Since the incident I have been going to IOP, AA, BIPP, and Anger Management. Something is wrong with me and I thought I was ok because on the first violation the psych eval ordered by the court they cleared me as being ok. How much time do you thi...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to hire a defense lawyer immediately. How much time am I going to get assumes that prison is the only option. If you have mental health issues there may be ways to address those that don't involve prison. No lawyer on Avvo can guess how your case will end. You need a consultation, and most Dallas criminal lawyers (including ours), don't charge for consults. Take advantage of that opportunity and find a lawyer who can help.

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  • Is there any hope for a employee in an alaska public school district back in 1979 in an extreemly stressful and violent employm

    the computer wont work properly. can i still sue even thoughm aclaim was denied 1995 after alaska sent an attorney to depose me in jasper,texas, sent me to san francisco, california where psychiatrist careroll broadsky determined no psychological...

    Robert’s Answer

    It's hard to tell what area of law this question falls under, or what you are asking. Still sue who for what? Why were you deposed? If you are suffering from a mental illness you should seek help for that issue. If you have a legal question about an event in Alaska, you should discuss that with a lawyer licensed in Alaska.

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  • My brother was found guilty on capital murder. .

    I would like to get further info on the process of an appeal.

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to hire a local post conviction lawyer immediately. The process involves filing a notice of appeal, possibly a new trial motion, and then reviewing the case for the best possible arguments on appeal. It's not something that is simple enough to explain on Avvo. Your brother most likely has a court appointed appellate lawyer, you should ask him/her what to expect. You can also try to retain a private appeals lawyer if you want.

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  • Texas case law and legal precedents for police brutality/ex force? police writing a misleading report by omitting information?

    Looking to get a case dismissed due to police brutality during arrest, excessive property damage during search, and omitting material information from the police report

    Robert’s Answer

    You'll need to hire a defense lawyer to assist. These aren't issues you can litigate without a defense lawyer. All police reports are misleading to some degree, in that officers usually only include information that fits their conclusion (that you are guilty) and they mold the events to fit that narrative and leave out other information that would show a defendant's innocence, it's police report writing 101.

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  • If my daughter is fifteen and she got pregnant by a nineteen year old and they got married in another State will he face prison

    He married her to keep from going to prison and at this time he does have a case opened up for sexual assault and he was sent a letter in the mail to call and go to the station for interview with the sheriff what are his chances of him not going ...

    Robert’s Answer

    He should not speak with the sheriff, or call to set up an interview, or speak with anyone in law enforcement until he hires a defense lawyer.

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