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Donald Rudolph Taylor Jr.

Donald Taylor’s Answers

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  • I completed probation adjudifacation in feb.2012 for pos. less than a gram can i get it expungded and do i need a lawywer to do.

    pos of a controlled substance lesss than a gram

    Donald’s Answer

    You may only expunge records that have not been pled guilty to or aquitted or dismissed without any admittance of guilt.
    Read Mr. Sullivans answer regarding Non-Disclosure. It is concise and accurate.

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  • Got a ticket for displayed of fictitious sticker on windshield and then forgot about courtdate, can a lawyer get them dismissed

    n/a

    Donald’s Answer

    I dont understand why you expect a dismissal at this point. Probably not going to happen. A good criminal lawyer probably wont take the case if thats what you expect. However, if you post an appeal bond to move the case to the higher court, there's a chance the.case wull get lost in the shuffle by the overwhelmed county attorney.

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  • Do I need a criminal pro bono lawyer or public defdefender.

    I rented a car did not return it. Was waiting on my income tax well I got stopped and was book into jail in Mansfield jail then was released. They told me the charges were dropped come to find out they picked it back up in April as I was looking f...

    Donald’s Answer

    You need to request a court appointed attorney. You are facing either a State Jail Felony Theft or Unauthorized Use of a.Motor Vehicle. It carries a 6 month - 2 year sentence.

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  • Can I be charged with LARCENY if the person who made the charges is dead and has been for last 7 yrs?

    In 2005 I went through a divorce and after the divorce, He went and bought me a Jaguar. It was a gift and it was in my name, He paid cash for it, The dealership has signed an affidavit stating he gave the car as a gift and it s in my name. He late...

    Donald’s Answer

    You can be charged with anything. But the District Attorney should not accept the case because the statute of limitations has run. Further, the facts do not support a conviction.

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  • Good or great plea bargin? can more be done or even dropped?

    2 years ago i was charged with agg sex child...i have no criminal histrory till now..my case is in dallas county. A week after indictment i was ask to take a plea bargin 7 yrs defered 3000 fine sex offender reg. i refused as and innocent person wo...

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    Your lawyer is doing a great job for you. I was able to get a very similar deal recently and I advised my client to take it. As an experienced trial lawyer, I always feel that I can get an aquittal. However, juries are a mystery and no matter how well I do jury selection, I can never be sure that the jury panel answered the questions truthfully.

    District Attorney's rarely drop sex cases because they have a victim and their family to deal with. Victims Advocate groups have gained great power in Texas. I think you have a great deal.

    However, the case sounds winable. Although, I haven't seen the evidence.

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  • Will a person that has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault to a child be eligiable for hard-ship

    how much of their time they have to spend

    Donald’s Answer

    You need to be more specific. What kind of hardship?

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  • Is there a way to run a fingerprint background check? Not quite sure what is on my record.

    I am about to go to nursing school, and I received a MIP and Drug paraphernalia when I was 19. I am now 21 years old. I went to municipal court house to run a background check and they said they didn't find anything when I gave them my drivers lic...

    Donald’s Answer

    You can write the TDPS at the address below and request a form that will request a background check. It costs $15.00 to get the results. You will need to go to your local law enforcement agency and get a new fingerprint card.

    Further, it has been my experience that the nursing board will not restrict you from being a nurse for the minor violations of which you speak.

    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Crime Records Service
    Attention: CHIU
    P.O. Box 15999
    Austin, TX 78761-5999
    (512) 424-5079

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  • DWI Jury Trial - If the DA has a weak case, will they wait until the trial before making any substantial plea?

    The case has a venue issue, no probable cause for the stop, and refusal of the FST and breath tests.

    Donald’s Answer

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    A vehicle stop does not require probable cause. It only requires an articulable reasonable suspicion of criminal activity ie. traffic violations like speeding, etc.. Even a missing light bulb or failing to signal 100 feet before a turn is a good stop. If the officer did not articulate the violation in his report, you have a good chance to have any evidence including testimont of the officer supressed.
    Historically, deals get better the closer you get to trial. The problem with DWI cases is that deferred adjudication is not available and the standard deal is post-conviction probation. It is rare for prosecutors to dismiss DWI's because of the political pressure from orginizations like MADD. So, in a DWI, I would say no to your question.
    If the State has no breath or blood evidence, I would go to trial.

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