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  • Do I wait until I'm indicted, or should I consult with a private attorney and see if we can take care of this case a lot faster?

    I'm being accused of stalking by an ex-girlfriend of mine. In Texas, the penal code for stalking usually involves threats of violence or death to the accuser in order for it to be prosecuted. As such, I've never made any written or verbal threats ...

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    I would start interviewing private attorneys immediately. Most of us offer free consultations. It will be up to the judge whether you even get to keep your court appointed attorney now that you are out on bond. Most court appointed attorneys seem to want to wait until the case has been indicted and received a court date before they start doing anything. Sometimes and indictment can be prevented by your attorney preparing a presentation for the grand jury. Not all cases lend themselves to this, but it is certainly something to discuss with a private attorney. Just start calling around.

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  • Was i convicted or dismissed? i am looking to apply for my CHL in my new home state of Texas?

    looking to get clarification on my NYS court case outcome. would like to know if i was convicted of a crime ( DUI or DWI or DWAI) or a traffic infraction. I understand that its written below, but i do not understand the jargon. "Charge: VTL ...

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    Each state has different "jargon." There are terms here we do not use in Texas. Your question is coming to the attention of Texas attorneys because you have listed yourself in Dallas. Try reposting the question with a NY location so you can get (hopefully) and accurate answer from an attorney licensed to practice in NY and familiar with their terminology. You might also consider calling the court directly if you haven't already.

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  • Would Dallas county Alliow an inmate to have a court appointed atty AND a paid one?

    My sons lawyer was paid to defend him. Instead a court appointed has a court date set up for this week. When I confronted him he told me 'Let's go ahead and use the court appt Attorney so they could both gang up on the judge.' That sounds like BS....

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    No. Court appointed attorneys are for people who cannot afford to hire their own attorney. If an attorney has been paid to represent him, that attorney has an obligation to appear at court on his behalf. It sounds like the court has not been notified that the private attorney has been retained and the court appointed attorney is unaware of this also. This attorney needs to give the client an immediate full refund or notify the court he has been retained and start working the case.

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  • I will pay a lawyer to file a motion to release my property if works?

    I was arrested in Dallas but when I was booked in to jail...the cops sent my jewelry and cash to dallas evidence room....once released , I called the detective and asked him why he held my property because it had nothing related to case..and he to...

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    You seem to be glossing over the fact that you were arrested. You should be hiring an attorney to deal with that case. I'm sure that person would be happy to file a motion to release property for you. Typically when I get a DA involved, the property gets released. Although sometimes the state argues that it is evidence that needs to be retained as long as the case is pending. In that case, it will be up to the judge. There is no thirty day rule.

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  • Cologne bottle did break in car and and got over the device. Would that explain the weird numbers?

    On probation blew on soberlink positive ..027 eight minutes later ..025. ten minutes later ..057 at 10.31 p.m. .048 my final blow was at 10:55 p.m .008 passed. This Morning blew failed it again five mintues later passed again with zero. Ca...

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    Judges will typically not believe these numbers were produced by spilled cologne and will assume you are lying because you were drinking. Probation will tell the judge that spilled cologne could not cause this result because that's just what probation does. I hope you have taken your car into your provider so that they could smell the cologne and document the incident. Your field officer has some discretion not to report these readings, but typically they will.

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  • What exactly does that mean and will I be able to get him out on another bond?

    My husband was arrested for some warrants for unpaid traffic tickets, sat for three days and on the day he was supposed to be released they found out that his bondsman filed insufficient bonds on a pending case.

    Macy’s Answer

    The bond company filed a motion to go off his bond because he was in custody. If you call them and they can verify he was just sitting out tickets, they may be willing to go back on it for a small fee. Otherwise, you will have to post a new bond.

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  • What is a jail run for inmates and can you be tried based on just your history even if you did time for it previously?

    There is a felony assault and impeded breathing against who I'm dating. He is already a felon with a past history of violence that took place year s ago. He did time in the past for it and it was 10 years ago without any history again until now. T...

    Macy’s Answer

    If he is 25-99, it's because he has two prior felony convictions. This is unrelated to the current offense. It is not double jeopardy because it is a sentencing issue. First the state has to prove he committed the new offense. If that happens and they also prove he has two prior convictions, he can be sentenced between 25-99. Jail run in this context probably means he is being brought to court to see if he wants to accept the states best offer or take his case to trial.

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  • What can I do as his girlfriend and witness

    My boyfriend was arrested in August for something he didn't do . He is Currently on parole and we've already had the preliminary hearing where 2 witnesses stated he was no where near the place of crime. they've charged him with the charges but hav...

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    They are holding him because they have probable cause to believe he committed an offense. This is a very low standard of proof. It sounds like the case has already been presented to the grand jury and that they have also made a finding of probable cause. Now his attorney works his case. If he is in jail he has a court appointed attorney. You are free to hire him one if you are unhappy with that person's work. Understand that this is a process that takes time. The DA does not have to believe his alibi witnesses.

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  • How can I prevent getting a DUI?

    Single vehicle car accident. Police report indicates no alcohol but medical records show otherwise. First time offense. Afraid of being charged at a later time.

    Macy’s Answer

    You can't at this point. If the police obtain the blood labs and feel this is enough to issue a warrant, they will. At that point you will post a bond and hire an experienced DWI attorney to try to prevent a conviction.

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  • If i miss the scheduled appointment date but reschedule it and make it there in the same month is it a violation

    im on felony probation in collin county i have to report once a month

    Macy’s Answer

    Technically any time you miss a probation. Appointment you have violated. Your field officer has the discretion to allow this reset. It's up to him or her.

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