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Brian Matthew Bouffard

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can the police follow you leaving a bar and fabricate an excuse to pull you over?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Brian Matthew Bouffard
    2. J Christopher Minor
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. Police can be in any public place anyone else can be, such as the parking lots of bars at 2:00 a.m. If they see something they think is suspicious, they can follow you on a public road. Most people commit a technical traffic violation routinely while driving. Examples are "fail to signal a lane change" or "fail to signal a turn at least 100 feet from intersection" or having a license plate frame that obscures a sliver of text on the plate that says "...

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  2. MY FRIEND IS CHARGED WITH POSS CONT SUBST U/1G-PG1. THE DRUG WAS FOUND IN THE CAR SHE WAS RIDING IN. THE DRUG WAS NOT HERS.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Brock Morgan Benjamin
    2. Brian Matthew Bouffard
    3. Jason Paul Kopec
    3 lawyer answers

    Your friend needs an attorney. Typically in Tarrant County, the DA is reasonably willing to listen to a fact scenario like you're describing, particularly if the driver of the car is truly willing to admit the contraband belonged to her. But your friend needs someone to go speak with the prosecutors on her behalf. At the end of the day, the State has to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that your friend possessed the substance. My job as an attorney is to do everything legally possible to...

  3. Can a judge tell you who u can and cannot talk too?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Mark A. Fletchall
    3. Stephanie Michelle Arrache
    4. Brian Matthew Bouffard
    4 lawyer answers

    If your boyfriend was the defendant, then he may have been placed on bond conditions or other orders to stay away from you. While the case is pending, those orders are perfectly legal and he can get in serious trouble for violating. If you're clear that the charges are dropped, and your boyfriend doesn't have any other pending criminal issues, then you're probably okay (assuming you're both adults). Your answer isn't clear about whether there is any other kind of issue like CPS involvement....

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