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Macy Michelle Jaggers

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  • Can a police officer indict me, even if the victim wants to recant her story? I can not afford a personal polygraph.

    I have hired a lawyer and all he can say is do a polygraph through him, we do not have the money, and I am worried he is pushing it until it goes to the grand jury so he can get more money. He has been probate suspended before, and I am worried he...

    Macy’s Answer

    Police officers do not issue indictments. Grand juries do. In an allegation of assault against a child, it will almost certainly be presented to the grand jury. Your attorney can do a presentation to attempt to prevent an indictment. He should have discussed this with you by now.

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  • How long can probation take to violate me?

    I was placed on probation in October 2014 for "duty on striking a highway fixture". Basically hit a fence and left the scene without reporting. I was arrested in may 2015 for DWI. I informed my Probation officer of the offense. They know about it ...

    Macy’s Answer

    Anything's possible in Dallas. I did have a client once accidentally discharged from probation. Neither he nor his officer knew it and he kept reporting. I found out when a violation was filed, and that was the end of it (probation discharged, case closed). The proper legal answer is that the State can file a motion to revoke your probation any time up until the date your probation expires or you are otherwise discharged (if sooner). If you called a local attorney, they could probably look it up in the system and tell you what the status of the case is.

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  • What can I do to push my court date so I can pay my lawyer to start on the case?

    I was just released on bond for evading arrest with MV (as deadly weapon) no one was injured. I have a court date in a week but I was going to hire a lawyer... what can I do to push my court date so I can pay my lawyer to start on the case in Dall...

    Macy’s Answer

    People often appear at court on their first setting without an attorney. You will meet with the coordinator and let that person know you are planning to hire an attorney (which they will expect you to do anyway since you are out on bond). They will reset the case a few weeks to give you time to get that done. Most of us offer free consultations. Just start calling around until you find the person you are most comfortable with in your price range. Best of luck.

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  • How to prove charges existed before they signed a plea bargain was signed

    I am dealing with someone who was able to hide a signed criminal plea before signing a contract , the plea was signed in 2012 but not added to the docket till 2013 , My understanding it was on INFORMATION not a indictment from a Grand Jury , My qu...

    Macy’s Answer

    You can't sign a plea deal on an unfiled case. What you're saying doesn't make any sense to me legally in Texas. A case that was pled to has a case file. Go to the county clerk and request a copy of the file for that case.

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  • How do I know if I was arrested?

    I received five years probation in my case but I'm wanting to ask a question about part of the case. The detective in the case offered me the opportunity to voluntarily turn myself in and I did so. I turned up at the jail the next morning and spen...

    Macy’s Answer

    If you went to jail you were arrested. It doesn't matter that you weren't cuffed. It doesn't matter that you weren't read your rights. It doesn't matter that you turned yourself in voluntarily.

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  • 77 Woman victim of Simple and Provocative Assault and Municipal court won't look at video to prosecute - What Can we Do?

    My mom was a victim of simple assault - provocative and simple (class a misdemeanor since she is a senior). The incident took place in front of my toddler and it was so volatile that my toddler was emotionally impacted. We have it on video and whe...

    Macy’s Answer

    Criminal complaints are filed with the police department. It is up to them whether or not to file charges. If they choose not to, you can always try to find an attorney who will file a civil case against the offender. This is often even more difficult.

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  • What does "Set Type FIRS" mean?? AND WHAT DOES "DA DISPOS DATE 010516" MEAN?

    SET FOR DATE 021716 SET FOR TIME 0900 SET TYPE FIRS PASSED TO DATE ______ SET DISPOSITION CODE __ PASSED GENERALLY _ COMMENTS AIS_UPDT______________ STATES RECOMMENDATION ____________________ REC NO 01 _ What...

    Macy’s Answer

    This case has received a First Setting with the Court on February 17. The DA disposition is an internal code that has no significance to the case. If you call a local attorney, they can pull the case up and give you a little more information about the case. No one is going to know much, however, until they appear at court to meet with the DA and receive the discovery. Most of us offer free consultations. Just start calling around.

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  • What will likely happen to me in this situation?

    How likely is it to get a dismissal or pretreat diversion if arrested on class A misdemeanor controlled substance and class b marijuana? Officer walked up on us smoking and claims he found another "blunt" rolled up in a friends car. He persuaded m...

    Macy’s Answer

    Dallas's policy is to not allow Pretrial diversion if the person has two cases--but they have been talked into making exceptions on some occasions. Pretrial diversion results in a dismissal of the cases so that they can be expunged from your record completely.

    What you need to do at this point is start interviewing local experienced attorneys. Most of us offer free consultations. Also stop smoking right away. You need to be prepared to pass UAs to help get your cases dismissed.

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  • Attorney recommends to plea for 1st dwi

    My sister got a dwi 1st a little over a year from now. Her attorney she hired told her she needs to plea bargain because she was swaying in her video. She asked to see it and he told her he hasn't gotten a copy though. How did he see it then? He ...

    Macy’s Answer

    He may have viewed the video at the courthouse. However the DA is REQUIRED to give it to him. And she should demand to view it before making a decision. Her only options are to plea or go to trial. That is correct. Also a delay of this time period is not uncommon for a DWI in Dallas. She has a big decision to make. If she and her attorney cannot get on the same page she may need to seek new counsel.

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  • Why did they arrest him? How can i get charges dropped?

    Someone is being held in jail for a crime they didnt do the charge is robbery the report doesnt have him as a suspect i have messages and witness that he never took nothing with no permission why is he still in jail what can i do

    Macy’s Answer

    He's in jail because the police have probable cause to believe he committed the offense. I have no idea what that evidence is and neither do you. You cannot get the charges dropped. He needs an attorney. If he cannot afford one, the court will appoint him one. That person will have access to all the State's evidence and can properly advise him and represent him.

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