I live in Dallas County this was a felony drug drug charge for possession of methamphetamines about 5 years ago and will it show up on background checks for how many background checks are there it seems so ambiguous
Unfortunately yes. A dismissed case will always appear on your record unless it is expunged. There is a waiting period before
You can do that but you may have already passed it. You need to contact a local defense attorney so that they can look into your eligibility and advise you accordingly.
I have a pending misdemeanor case in Dallas County. The charge is theft under $50 and the date of the charge is 7/8/10. I hired a lawyer since I don't live in Texas. I recently found out this is still pending. I tried calling the court and they wi...
The easiest thing to do would be to hire a new ticket attorney to handle it for you. They can dispose of the case on your behalf without requiring your presence at court. However, if you want to get your original attorney to finish the job, send that person a letter by certified mail demanding a response (if phone calls aren't working). If you never hear back from that person, you can contact the State Bar, but a certified letter usually works.See question
The assault fine is around 500-600 dollars . The warrant in which I stole from Walmart is just a warrant just because I didn't appear in court. I plan on visiting my girlfriend at 9-10pm for visitation hours and I know for a fact they will run my ...
Are these Class Cs or higher level offenses? It makes a big difference. Also, please know that sitting out a case means taking permanent convictions. meaning you will never be able to remove them from your record. Please also know that these convictions could be used to enhance future cases to higher level offenses. Even if these are Class Cs, you would be much better off hiring someone to handle them for you to prevent all of this.See question
My case includes two burglary charges and multiple other related felonies. I was given an original deal of going to an 18 month cenikore rehab program verses serving a possible 25 year sentence. I was terminated from the program after 7 months due...
Who your judge is will have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your case. Some are very treatment oriented, some are very revocation oriented, and most are in the middle. You are going to have to hire an attorney, and that person will have to take to you to court and try to get a bond set while negotiating the resolution of the probation violation.See question
An ATF officer pulled up parallel to me in front of a bar. My car was temporarily legally stopped in a parking nook in the side of the street in front of the bar. (I had two people in my car with me.) The officer was in what must be his own person...
Anytime you are charged with a crime, what you do is hire an experienced attorney to represent you. That person will obtain the states evidence, review it with you, and negotiate the best possible outcome with the prosecutor (or set the case for trial if necessary). Unfortunately, dealing with lying witnesses is something we have to deal with every day. Most of us offer free consultations. Just start calling around. Talk to at least three different attorneys. You will find that fees vary greatly. Hire the person that you feel most comfortable with. And expect this process to take about a year.See question
I was taken to jail, my car was impounded but I was not charged with a moving violation. my 13yr old son had to walk home down a busy street. I am sick and was not given my medication on time. This has taken a toll on my health physically and emot...
It is not illegal for the police to run your plates at any time. Of course, they have to have legal grounds to arrest, but you do not seem to be disputing the arrest. I don't see a cause of action here. However, if you still think you have grounds for a lawsuit you need to look for an attorney who handles civil rights violations (not a criminal defense attorney).See question
We want to ensure the arrest doesn't show on background checks as no charges are to be filled and the case to be dismissed. Is it possible and if so, what do we need to do? Thank you all in advance
You have a record from the moment you are arrested. Even if the case is dismissed or never filed. Individual employers set the parameters for their background checks, but if you have been arrested you need to assume that everyone can see it.
If the arresting agency chooses not to file the case, you will need to expunge the arrest from your record. The DA will typically (but not always) make you wait the Statute of Limitations period before doing this. The limitations period varies by offense but is a minimum of two years. Any local, experienced defense attorney should be qualified to discuss this with you in greater detail. Most of us offer free consultations. Just start calling around.See question
No other criminal history. Do I need a lawyer?
Any time you are arrested you need an attorney. Theft cases are particularly dangerous to your record because employers HATE them. They make it very difficult to get jobs or even rent an apartment. Attorneys' fees will vary greatly. You need to start calling around and interviewing local, experienced attorneys as soon as possible. Most of us offer free consultations.See question
Bond and it's been more then 48 hours can he be released. He also has a letter from his country that states his life is in danger if he returns to his home country. can he be released.
It depends on what kind of hold you are talking about. If he has a hold for other criminal charges, he will be held until those bonds are posted or those cases are disposed of. If he has an immigration hold, immigration will deal with that issue once there are no more criminal cases holding him. If he is non-deportable, ICE will sort that out and lift their hold.See question
The resisting arrest charge was based on untrue claims that my friend's uncle tried to assault an officer. He has an otherwise clear record. Originally their uncle was charged with aggravated assault for this when it happened but it got refused a...
It is certainly possible. The arresting agency has the entire Statute of Limitations period (at least three years) to file a felony. A person can be charged with both Resisting and Assault on a Public Servant. However, if the DA or Grand Jury refused the higher felony charge, it is unlikely that that charge will be refiled (unless the arresting agency has new evidence).See question