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Cody Lee Cofer

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. In a criminal defense trial, does the defendant get to participate and assist in picking the jury ?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Todd Gregory Lehn
    2. Miguel Amador
    3. Christopher M. Lankford
    4. JaPaula C Kemp
    5. Cody Lee Cofer
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    A person accused should absolutely assist in their defense. However, the lawyer has to make the call on who to strike in jury selection. Effective communication is a must in an attorney-client relationship. Hopefully, by the time you've reached trial in your case you've established a level of trust that your confident in your attorneys decisions in voir dire.

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  2. Charge:Class A Assault BI-FV Plea Bargain:Class C misdemeanor DEAJ 90 waive Expunction. Can I get better deal at trial

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Cody Lee Cofer
    2. Ben Dodson Leonard
    3. Leslie Starr Barrows
    4. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    5. Christopher M. Lankford
    5 lawyer answers

    It sounds like your lawyer has taken all of the right steps. As you have probably read, the Tarrant County DA's Office has a "No Drop Policy," so getting your case reduced to a Class C (ticket) is a great outcome in most cases. Going to trial is a risky endeavor, even with the best lawyer. Any lawyer worth their salt would recommend you take that offer. However, ultimately, the decision whether to go to trial is yours.

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  3. Doesn't evidence have to be presented during the course of a trial and not during the closing of the trial ?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Bart Charles Craytor
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Cody Lee Cofer
    4. Billy Jack Stovall II
    5. Christopher M. Lankford
    5 lawyer answers

    Timing is very important in trial presentation. Hopefully, your attorney has a well thought out strategy for presenting the evidence. The previous answers concerning terminology are correct. If your lawyer intends to save the evidence for the defense case in chief, it may be a very effective use of the information. However, if your understanding is that your lawyer intends to present the evidence for the first time in closing argument/summation, this should be concerning. Sit down with your...

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  4. Criminal defense. Help

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Thomas G. Briody
    3. Erick Masten Platten
    4. Cody Lee Cofer
    5. James Morris Balagia
    5 lawyer answers

    The specific answer is, usually it can't hurt, unless you pick up another case or violate bond conditions. The court system can be frustrating, because it often moves slowly. However, in any case you only have two options: 1. take what your lawyer has worked out with the prosecutor; or 2. take the case to trial. Having a case being reached for trial can take a long time.

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  5. In Texas can the police stop you for not wearing a seatbelt, or do they have to stop you for something else and then can ticket.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Andrew Hamer
    2. Cody Lee Cofer
    2 lawyer answers

    An officer can pull you over for any traffic violation, including failure of a passenger to wear a seat belt. See Transportation Code § 545.413. Officer can also pull you over if they have "reasonable suspicion" to believe illegal activity is occurring or about to occur.

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  6. Can a prosctr use infrmtn against you in trial from a situation that allegedly occurred 1.5 years after the day in question ?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Christopher M. Lankford
    2. Spencer James Cahoon
    3. Deepali Meenu Walters
    4. Gary Churak
    5. Cody Lee Cofer
    5 lawyer answers

    The general rules is: Evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts is not admissible to prove the character of a person in order to show action in conformity therewith. It may, however, be admissible for other purposes, such as proof of motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan, knowledge, identity, or absence of mistake or accident, provided that upon timely request by the accused in a criminal case, reasonable notice is given in advance of trial of intent to introduce in the State's case-in-...

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  7. What does it mean for me if I am on deferred action and am charged with a class B misdemeanor in Texas?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Gary Churak
    2. Cody Lee Cofer
    3. Daniel Lee O'Neil
    4. Cynthia Russell Henley
    5. Brent Allen Devere
    5 lawyer answers

    Not only do you need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, but you need an attorney that understands the immigration consequences. A theft charge is a "crime of moral turpitude," so this can have a serious impact on removal or admissibility. For most immigration purposes, a "deferred adjudication" is treated the same as a conviction. You need: 1. A good criminal defense lawyer; 2. A lawyer that knows the immigration consequences; and 3. A lawyer familiar with all of the possible...

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  8. I was charged with injury to a child 3rd degree 2-10 years. If I violate and go to TDCJ is my charge 3G?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Craig M. Price
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Cody Lee Cofer
    4. Robert Hernandez Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    <a href="http://coferlaw.com/criminal-trial-law/injury-to-a-child-attorney/">Injury to a child</a> is a Third Degree Felony if it is proved that the defendant acted intentionally or knowingly. Tex. Penal Code 22.04. Injury to a Child is not a "3g" offense unless it's a first degree felony. Injury to a child is a First Degree Felony if it is proved the defendant acted intentionally or knowingly AND either: (1) serious bodily injury; and (2) serious mental deficiency, impairment, or injury....

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  9. Someone i know has a 4th dwi and was in a accidnet as well people were injured but no death will he do time

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Cody Lee Cofer
    2. Richard Timothy Jones
    3. Gene Raymond Beaty
    4. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    First, these are complicated cases and your friend needs a VERY good criminal defense lawyer, and probably one that is VERY good in trial. The following is NOT legal advice: I would say probably the ONLY way he will NOT “do time” is if he wins (is acquitted) at trial. If he has been convicted of a felony DWI before, he is not eligible for probation from a jury (if the State proves the prior felony conviction). I can’t think of a judge in the Metroplex that would give someone probation based...

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  10. Is it possible for three charges to be dropped? Criminal Trespass, Interfering w/ duties of pub. servant and Resisting arrest?

    Answered 24 days ago.

    1. Tristan Nicolas Legrande
    2. Jodi Soyars
    3. Cynthia Russell Henley
    4. Cody Lee Cofer
    4 lawyer answers

    No one on here is going to be able to give you any valuable information. Sometimes prosecutors just won't let a case go, regardless of how bad it is. If you have a lawyer you trust, stick with that lawyer and listen to their advice.

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