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  • Are criminal charges perjury ever actually pursued?

    I know someone who repeatedly lied on the witness stand. Lied while filling out court documents. Altered court papers (which I now have in my possession) that he/she presented to a school principal as proof that he/she had custody of a child (didn...

    Cody’s Answer

    I agree that you should call the police, but any time that I have seen perjury charges actually prosecuted the District or County Attorney ignited the charges. This is different than most criminal cases where the police agency initiates investigation and files the case with the DA or CA. Good luck.

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  • Texas Department of Public Safety TxDPS Sex Offender Registry My son is a registered sex offender since he was 18 he.

    Texas Department of Public Safety TxDPS Sex Offender Registry My son is a registered sex offender since he was 18 he. No criminal record prior or after the incident married 15 years and has an 11 year old son. Theya re making him register as a...

    Cody’s Answer

    "Deregistration" depends on the offense of conviction and a risk assessment. Not many attorneys have experience with this process. Shop around for someone that has successfully completed the process.

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  • Can the police pull you over because they ran your plate and you did not have insurance

    Sansom park tx

    Cody’s Answer

    Some police agencies in other parts of Texas have issued a memo that their officers are not supposed to rely on the "insurance database." This is a relatively new (couple of years) issue, so it has not been completely litigated, as stated above. If the traffic stop resulted a search and seizure leading to criminal charges you need to contact a criminal defense attorney about the issue right away. A motion to suppress should probably be filed in your case. Good luck!

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  • I live in Carrollton, Tx. I am looking for a criminal defense attorney that can practice in Abilene, Tx.

    I have a court date of August 10th at 8:30. I would like an attorney to contact me so I can explain the charges I am facing. Thank you

    Cody’s Answer

    If you have a serious case in Taylor County call Randy Wilson. I don't know whether he has a profile on AVVO, but he is an exceptional lawyer.

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  • Is expunging my MIC citation the only way to get it completely off my record, and how does this compare to deferred disposition?

    I recently received an MIC citation, I am 20 years old. I was wondering how to completely get this off of my record so it is unable to be seen by Pre-employment background checks. How soon after the disposition process can I file for expunging the...

    Cody’s Answer

    There are several final dispositions for an MIC that allow you to have the record expunged later. This is actually one of the very rare charges that (depending on your criminal history) you can have expunged even with a conviction. The important thing is to get a lawyer that can explain all of the possible outcomes and how it will impact your permanent criminal record. Although this is just a "ticket," if you are worried enough about your record to post here then it is important enough to get a lawyer.

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  • How many feet is criminal trespass?

    I have a criminal trespass against my sister. I live in an apartment. She wants to take the car that is under both of her and my name. I make the payments. Can she get in trouble for coming to get the car?

    Cody’s Answer

    A "Criminal Trespass Warning" can be issued for an entire apartment complex. Based on the information given, I cannot determine whether she is "criminally trespassed" from just your apartment or the apartment complex. If she disobeys the warning then the police can arrest her for "criminal trespass" which is a Class B Misdemeanor. In reality, the police probably will not see the squabble between you and your sister as a high priority call. Denying her access to the vehicle with both of your names on the title is a different issue all together, and you need to speak with a civil attorney about sorting out the title issue (e.g. wills and probate, civil litigation).

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  • What is the best website to get a legit criminal background check?

    Wanted to see if a simple assault ticket will show up on record?

    Cody’s Answer

    Several of the answers are good answers. However, you cannot be sure that whichever database your order a background check from will represent all of the information that is out there. Also, you need to consider the thoroughness of the scening your concerned about. If I'm investigating someone's criminal history, I don't just rely on databases. I have my investigator run several database checks, but I also send records requests to counties and municipalities where the subject has substantial contact. Today, cleaning a criminal history can be tricky, because so many private entities gather the information. Even if you get an expunction as mentioned by one of the other answers, you may still have Google searches returning "Mugshots.coms" and other information. These entities are not "parties" to an expunction. So, you need an attorney that is familiar with, not only the epxunction process, but also the process for getting information removed from private servers.

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  • My case hasn't been filed.

    It's been six months since the initial date of court appearance, court said to call them every Monday, and I've even following through since January, but it's been almost 9 months since the initial arrest. I was arrested for possession of cs class...

    Cody’s Answer

    As attorneys, we are constantly being asked for a timeline on cases. Like another attorney mentioned, they may be waiting on lab results. You need to keep checking in, and more importantly, you need to get a lawyer. If there is a case number, your lawyer will notified of the next court date. The information that the chemicals were "banned" in "jan-feb" is questionable. Most laws passed by the legislature in Texas go into effect on September 1. I'm not saying your wrong, but that is something that your attorney will be able to research and provide an answer for.

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

    I was at a party and an officer walked in. My friend told him off because he didn't have a warrant. The officer convinced my friend to step outside so that they could "talk" and outside my friend was arrested for Criminal Trespassing. I went to th...

    Cody’s Answer

    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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  • What will the cops do if no one wants to press charges for Assault?

    Lets say that there are two parties at a club, one party starts to confront another. The first party throws the first punch and the guy from the second party get jumped and beaten up with visible marks and bruises. But the guy who got beat up dec...

    Cody’s Answer

    Once upon a time, when I was regularly going to bars, two dudes would get into a fight. They'd get thrown out, and that would be the end of it. Now both guys lose: one gets beat up, and the other goes to jail. To answer your question, it is completely up to the officers discretion. They may take the time to track down this other guy, and they may not. They may end up filing it as a disorderly conduct ticket. You should have the number of a bondsman and a lawyer handy. If you're contacted by police, don't give a statement without speaking to an attorney first.

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