The HF ELM was added the day he had his bond reduction hearing . The bond was reduced from 1 million to 500000. I know HF means hold for but I'm not sure about the ELM meaning.
Electronic Leg Monitor. Once the bond is posted, they will fit him with it within 2-3 business days then release him.See question
If a defendant has been offered 2 plea deals but has not responded to either one is it still possible for the defendant's attorney to try and negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor in a criminal case that's only a week away from trial?
It is always possible to try. Anything could happen in Dallas. The DA could agree to honor the original offer just to get the case moved. Or she could say that the offer is off the table because she's put so much extra work in it. You need to discuss this in more detail with your attorney.See question
They got stopped, the cop asked for the person to get off and asked if he can search the car. They found a gun which was not his. He went to jail, got bonded out 2 days later. The person revoked his bond by not showing up to court. He was sick, bu...
Very confused. There must be some reason he's prevented from possessing a firearm or there must be another offense. Important information missing here to be able to tell you what kind of time hes looking at.
BFs are typically easy to set aside in Dallas on a first appearance for a misdmeanor (if that's what this is). He needs an attorney asap.See question
What is in a court file that the judge reads to determine probable cause, what information is he basing his decision on, police reports of an alleged crime or what?
Are you talking about challenging probable cause at a suppression hearing? If so, the judge doesn't rely on anything in the file. She listens to the evidence presented at the hearing. She does not read the offense report. Typically an officer testifies, a video may be shown, and case law is argued by the attorneys. If you are talking about probable cause at some other level, you will need to clarify your question.See question
Hit someone on a motorcycle, got scared i left the scene. Person dies a reward is offered for information. I'm arrested, bail out now what happens?
You hire an extremely well-qualified attorney to represent you. The State will be seeking prison time. Start interviewing attorneys immediately.See question
No prior criminal record, no unpaid citations, cooperating with police
Priors, tickets, and cooperation are irrelevant to the 4th Amendment. Maybe that's the beginning of your confusion. I've never met an attorney who sides with a dirt cop. We actually spend our days fighting them. We also know the law because we've spent years stuyding the 4th and the thousands of cases that interpret it. If you have been charged with a crime, what you do is hire an experienced defense attorney that you trust and let that person do their job.See question
Evidently the State of Texas can use a prior conviction repeatedly, even a conviction as old as 50 years, for enhancement purposes and it's not an issue. Is there no law that contradicts this? Is there no way to legally challenge this?When a pri...
This has nothing to do with the 5th and does not constitute double jeopardy. You are not being charged with the same offense again. Your punishment range is increasing as you commit an increasing number of offenses.
The proper legal answer is beyond the scope of this website. You need to hire an attorney you trust and let them do their job. Sometimes DAs can be talked into dropping enhancement paragraphs in exchange for a plea bargain for less time. This is very case specific of course.See question
Say i took a soft drink costing as most as 2$ bucks can a major chain that is known for sending "civil suits" in the mail to get people to bow to them by threatening and claiming months later (60 days) use video evidence to pursue criminal charges...
Yes. In many cases that is all the evidence they have and it is sufficient for a conviction. Theft under $50 is a Class C, so if the police proceed they will issue you w citation. Theft cases look very bad on your record--even Class Cs. Employers hate them. If you receive the citation, do not just "pay it off." This results in a permanent conviction.
Every retailer sends those letters to people accused of stealing from them. This is allowed under a civil statute. I have never seen them follow up with a civil suit against someone who did not pay the penalty, but they certainly have the right to.See question
my husband is in jail
If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, just start calling around. You can discuss the facts of your husband's case and find out about fees and payment plans. Most of us offer free consultations.See question
I was recently charged with DWI. I already missed the deadline for an ALR hearing. I'm told my license is suspended for 90 days beginning 40 days after my arrest date. Is this right? (I did consent to a breath test.) Once that time is up, do I nee...
It's too bad you missed the ALR deadline--because that's great discovery for your DWI defense. You should be eligible for an occupational license to keep you driving legally during your suspension period. At the end of the 90 days, your license is fully reinstated as long as you have paid the reinstatement fee to DPS (typically $125). Obviously your bigger problem is the criminal case. If you have not already started interviewing local DWI attorneys, you need to do so immediately. Most of us offer free consultations. Just start calling around.See question