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Lisa Mary Haines

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My husband is in dallas county for 4 misdemeanor cases he has a 3rd degree felony charge for having sum one scared what

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Efrain Sain
    2. Lisa Mary Haines
    3. Graham Thayer Williamson II
    4. Michael Wayne Goolsby
    4 lawyer answers

    The felony has a higher punishment so it is likely that the focus will be on resolving that case. His felony attorney could try to get the misdemeanor cases taken off the docket schedule in misdemeanor court until the felony gets resolved. The cases may all get resolved in one plea agreement in the felony court. The misdemeanor cases are just not significant when a felony is pending.

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  2. If I have a mistamener will I still get arrested

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Lisa Mary Haines
    2. Gary Churak
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. Possession of a usable quantity of marihuana is a crime in our state; it is an arrestable offense. Possession under 2 ounces is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in the local county jail and a fine up to $2,000. If you believe you are going to be arrested, contact bondspeople now so that you can secure bond for a walk-thru booking. Seek legal advise from a local criminal attorney who is familiar with the judge and the prosecutor in the court. If you have a clean...

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  3. How much can someone get for burglary of bulding, evading arrest with prior convictions, theft of property, criminal tresspass ?

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Leonard C. Morales
    2. Lisa Mary Haines
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3 lawyer answers

    Burglary of Building is state jail (ROP 6 months to 2 years) in Tx State Jail); Evading arrest in a vehicle is now a 3rd degree felony (2 - 10 yrs in Tx. Dept. of Corrections); evading on foot is a class A misdemeanor (up to one year in local jail); theft of property ROP depends on the value of the stolen property ($50-500 class B, $500-1,500 class A, $1,500 - 20,000 state jail); Criminal Trespass is a class b misdemeanor (up to 6 months in local jail) if trespass is on grass, driveway, etc....

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  4. Indictments

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Eric Erlandson
    2. Lisa Mary Haines
    3. Naval Hemendra Patel
    4. Michael Wayne Goolsby
    4 lawyer answers

    A felony charge is usually resolved many months after the arrest. Here is how the indictment process goes: The Grand Jury will vote "true bill" if the prosecutor can show there was probable cause to arrest a suspect. "True bill" means the case is indicted and proceeds to a felony court for regular settings until the case is resolved by a plea or trial. The police report filed with the District Attorney's Office contained a sworn affidavit from a police officer. A judge reviewed the...

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  5. Is it possible for the police to file a DWI on you without ever arresting you or giving you papers?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Kelly W. Case
    2. John M. Gioffredi
    3. Lisa Mary Haines
    3 lawyer answers

    You should try to obtain a copy of your hospital records. [I am not clear whether the police took you to the hospital at your request or at their demand.] The blood alcohol results should be included in the hospital records, along with a toxicology report of any drugs [marihuana] that may have been in your system. Even if your blood alcohol level is not .08, you still could be at risk for a probation revocation on the marihuana if marihuana shows up in the tox report. It is time to talk with...

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  6. DWI Arrest in Texas – How does probable cause work?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Gene Raymond Beaty
    2. Lisa Mary Haines
    3. George Chadwell Creal Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Failure to maintain a single lane is a violation of the Texas Transportation Code. Police officers can pull someone over to investigate this offense. They can also investigate if they think a driver may have a medical danger. During the detention, if the officers believe a crime was committed, the driver can be arrested. Once a person is arrested, his/her attorney must file a pretrial Motion to Suppress. A judge then hears the evidence [people testify and/or the traffic stop video is played]...

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  7. What is the penalty range for POSS CS PG 2 >= 4G<400G

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Lisa Mary Haines
    1 lawyer answer

    The title of your quesiton asks for the penalty range for possession of a controlled substance PG2 4- 400 grams so I will answer this first. But you also ask about a state jail offense. There is a huge difference in these two charges. Was your friend arrested with a state jail for his alleged sale of under one gram to a friend, then subsequently charged with the 4-400 grams when he was searched incident to arrest? If so, he is likely looking at prosecution on the higher quantity, not the...

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  8. Question

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Mary Haines
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. David Christopher Hardaway
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. If there is a warrant showing from a local municipality (city jail) for tickets, the sheriff will hold you as well. It will be up to the city or the other county to come over and pick you up. At least in Tarrant County, most local municipal judges will give a defendant credit towards money owed for tickets (class C misdemeanors) for the time he sat in the county jail. But this is discretionary - not mandatory - for the city judges. In Tarrant County, the release desk will provide you...

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  9. On a 3 years jail sentence how much time do you have to do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Mary Haines
    2. Ryan Joseph Mitchell
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3 lawyer answers

    A 3 year sentence indicates this is a felony charge, therefore time would have to be served in prison (Texas Department of Corrections). Misdemeanor sentences are served in the local county jail. If the charge is a "3g offense" and/or includes the word "aggravated," the defendant must serve at least 50% of the sentence before he/she can be considered for parole. Otherwise a defendant can be considered for parole after 25% of his/her time is served. In Tarrant County, judges give credit for...

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  10. WHAT IS A ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE WITH JUDGE AND PROBATON OFFICER .

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Graham Thayer Williamson II
    2. M Elizabeth Gunn
    3. Lisa Mary Haines
    3 lawyer answers

    The probation officer works under the judge, so they can meet with you without a prosecutor or defense attorney. In Tarrant County, it depends somewhat on the judge, but I agree with the previous answers here in that the PO and judge will want to see you in drug treatment or perhaps just extend your probation another year. There is a 90 day treatment in-custody at Greenbay or the very intense SAFPE in prison for 6-9 months with half-way house aftercare. If you have insurance you may want...

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