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Robert Sterling Guest

Forney Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can felony conviction be reduced to misdemeanor in Texas?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Sterling Guest
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2 lawyer answers

    Don't listen to California lawyers who know nothing about Texas law. In Texas a conviction can not be changed from a felony to a misdemeanor. You can get a pardon, but barring that there is no motion to change a conviction to a lower degree of offense. I am curious about what you pled to. The minimum sentence for a State jail felony is 180 days state jail. You should check your plea paperwork (judgment). There are certain agreements (12.44) that treat state jail felony cases like...

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  2. I recieved a less than $50 shoplifting ticket

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Robert Sterling Guest
    3. Jerry Cole Brooks
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire a ticket attorney. You will also probably get a letter from Wal-Mart's lawyer demanding you pay for their "damages", usually a few hundred dollars. Get a lawyer to handle this for you.

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  3. Does or can a FEDERAL indictment serve as an arrest warrant?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Sterling Guest
    2. Shannon Willis Locke
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    5. Jenifer Wicks
    5 lawyer answers

    Your boyfriend needs an attorney immediately.First, you'll need a lawyer to evaluate your boyfriends arrest and how an illegal arrest would affect his case (if at all). Second, you'll need a lawyer to explain how federal/state cases are different, and the nature of indictments/arrest warrants. Third, if you have been indicted then you will be arrested and set for an initial detention hearing in federal court. Bail is different in federal cases. It's not just an issue of having enough money...

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  4. Can the judge throw me in jail if i dont take a pleadeal like my lawyer said he could

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Robert Sterling Guest
    3. Humberto Yzaguirre Jr.
    4. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    5. Frank Mascagni III
    5 lawyer answers

    It's not something a judge should do, but it the judge does throw you in jail for not pleading then your lawyer needs to be ready to protect you. I'd talk to your attorney about what his plans are if the judge follows through with this threat.

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  5. What happens when a defendants fifth amendment rights are violated by the DA during trial thus resulting in a conviction?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Pamela S. Fernandez
    2. Michael Wayne Goolsby
    3. Stephen A. Gustitis
    4. Robert Sterling Guest
    4 lawyer answers

    The odds on a criminal defendant winning on appeal in Texas are statistically quite low. The Court of Criminal Appeals wants the State to win on appeal. Still, to get a better answer you need to meet with a local experienced criminal appeal lawyer. Appeals are very complicated and this 5th Amendment issue needs to researched and investigated by an experienced post conviction lawyer.

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  6. Might be charged assault with deadly weapon.. Should I turned myself in voluntary with out a lawyer?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas Crosby Stephenson
    2. Robert Sterling Guest
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Raymond George Wigell
    5 lawyer answers

    DO NOT TURN YOURSELF IN WITHOUT A LAWYER. You need to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately and make a plan for how to proceed. Intoxication assault is a 3rd degree felony in Texas, you are facing 2-10 years in prison. It's not time to go it alone. You need professional legal help now. Most defense lawyers (including our firm) offer free consultations. You need to schedule one ASAP.

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  7. How many chances do dead beat fathers receive because I'm tired of the courts prolonging everything to benefit him

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert Sterling Guest
    2. Adam Kielich
    3. Mark Allen Land
    4. Robert W. Leonard Jr.
    5. Bryan L. Walter
    5 lawyer answers

    Your judge ultimately decides how many chances a father gets. If cost is a concern the Attorney General has a child support unit that may be able to help you recover past due child support. If your wife has spent $17,000 on enforcement motions then she should have a lawyer advising her and I would address this question to that attorney.

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  8. Is it a fraudulent transfer to make additional payments on home if you are being sued?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert Sterling Guest
    2. Christine B. Adams
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    3 lawyer answers

    Most debt defense lawyers offer free consultations. Why not take whatever papers you have regarding your lawsuit, and meet with a local debt defense lawyer and decide what to do.

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  9. This may be a stupid question but I guess it don't hurt to ask regarding a name.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. JaPaula C Kemp
    2. Robert Sterling Guest
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Edward James Kazaleh
    5. Billy Jack Stovall II
    5 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure how this is a criminal defense question. Do you want them arrested? Then no, that's not an option.

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  10. An adult in texas talks dirty to a person who says they are an adult but is actually a minor lying is it illegal for the adult?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Sterling Guest
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2 lawyer answers

    This is not a privileged forum and you should not post anymore details about what happened online. I would recommend you schedule a consultation with a local criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options. One statute that could get this adult in trouble is § 33.021. ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR. (a) In this section: (1) "Minor" means: (A) an individual who represents himself or herself to be younger...

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