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Henry Curtis Paine

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  • How do I get a deferred disposition on a class C misdemeanor for theft in Bryan, Texas?

    I did something really stupid over this last weekend and got myself into some trouble. I had a lapse of judgement and shoplifted $30 so it's still petty theft. I've never done anything like this before (and I'm intending on keeping it that way) a...

    Henry’s Answer

    You need to request deferred from the municipal prosecutor. If the prosecutor will not offer deferred, you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. A theft conviction is a crime of moral turpitude that will follow you forever.
    You need to weigh what is in your best interest in the long run.

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  • My friend got raped and she has a boyfriend and they are going after him he's 17 and she's 15 I know the age different

    But he's not the one who raped her and her mom and also my friend could go to jail the other side attorney is trying to have the case drop and I don't want the three to go to jail should the my friend and them give up or fight it but I really don'...

    Henry’s Answer

    The decision to go forward with criminal charges is entirely up to the State.

    The most important thing for you to do is to be honest if you are questioned by law enforcement. You do not, of course, have to discuss anything with them.

    Your friend needs to also be honest with law enforcement. Her boyfriend needs to have an experienced criminal lawyer consult with him immediately.

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  • How long would someone go to jail for a $70 hot check in tx

    In Giddings tx

    Henry’s Answer

    You can go for up to 180 days. I would make sure that you did what it takes to get this case either dismissed or be placed on a diversion program or deferred probation.

    If you have no criminal record, your attorney should be able to help you a lot.

    If this was in Fayette County, I'm sure that Peggy Supak has some type of program in her office.

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  • For an appeals attorney - Can I file an appeal on a DWI case if the judge forgot to do a motion to suppress a video?

    I had a DWI case that went to trial and lost, but I feel this happened because the judge forgot to do the hearing on our motion to suppress. I think if the judge hadn't forgotten to do the hearing, this would have changed the outcome of my case an...

    Henry’s Answer

    The burden to preserve error was on your trial attorney.

    You only have 30 days to file an appeal. You also may file a motion for new trial in the 30 day period which extends the time to file the appeal.

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  • I have pending felony charge, I have a deal in place to for the charges to be dismissed.

    How long will it take for the charges to be dismissed once restitution is paid?

    Henry’s Answer

    It all depends on who you have a deal with. If you don't have a lawyer representing you, you should.
    If your "deal" involves implicating a co-defendant or restitution, these are entirely different situations and you should know exactly what is being required for the "deal".

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  • Is a juvenile aressted under NMSA?

    So in New Mexico a juvenile is adjudicated not convicted (NMSA 32a-2-18a)....so in reference to interrogatories im not trying to bring up my juvenile record. So i was asked for crimianl charges criminal convections and "arrests" any way of getting...

    Henry’s Answer

    In Texas juveniles are detained not arrested. I would advise my clients to answer honestly. No arrest.

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  • Skipped out on probation at 16..can it still effect be now that i am 22?

    i skipped out on probation when i was 16 for grand theft from a store, i got sentenced to a years probation but skipped out after my first month..could i still be arrested after all this time and after being over 21? i have gotten stopped by cops ...

    Henry’s Answer

    You should contact your old juvenile probation officer. I imagine that no motion to modify was ever filed, or that it has been non suited.

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  • Do juvenile warrants disappear after youth turns 18

    can your youth warrant follow you when you turn 18?

    Henry’s Answer

    Absolutely

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  • What do I do?

    I just got out of prison after 8 years for Agg Sexual Assult . I've got housing for now with my step mom but im not ajusting well I think about suicide and doing illegal things to make money because Ive been stuck in this whole where I cant go any...

    Henry’s Answer

    You need to see a good counselor immediately.

    The registration laws create tremendous problems, but you can work through them.

    Contact your PO and talk to him too.

    Hank Paine

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  • Arrested and bonded out.. 4 months ago, does this mean i have not been indicted yet in Denton county tx?

    i was arrested for a felony poss cs (less than 1 gram) last april. i bonded out of the city jail before transfer to denton county. this was last april. its been 4 months so does that mean i was charged but still no court date yet. does this mean i...

    Henry’s Answer

    In Denton County the DA usually sends any drugs off to be tested. This can take several months for the results to come back. I will be happy to discuss your case with you at my office.

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