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Todd Bennett Steele

Brownwood Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Will I be found guilty for a DUI charge if I wasn't driving my own car? Will refusing a chemical test hurt me in trial?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Todd Bennett Steele
    2. Gene Raymond Beaty
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. Jacqueline R. Kriebel
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You need to retain and or consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Many, like myself, offer free consultations. One thing you do not want to do is post any other specific information about your case on this website, or on any other site. There are many questions that an attorney needs to ask, and it simply cannot be done in this forum. I have an office in San Marcos, andwould be happy to discuss it with you.

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  2. My brother went to trial for conspiracy and intent to distribute a controlled substance and was convicted. can we appeal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Woodrow Wilson I Dixon III
    2. Todd Bennett Steele
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3 lawyer answers

    Your brother can appeal the conviction, but he has a very short window of time to do it in. He needs to consult with his trial counsel about how to go about doing that, and getting the proper paperwork (motion for new trial, and / or notice of appeal) prepared and filed on time. This needs to be done ASAP, the time lines for appeal are very unforgiving. Good Luck.

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  3. Will a jury convict me of UUMV if complainant wants to drop charges and completes non - prosecution affidavit on my behalf ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Stephen A. Gustitis
    3. Todd Bennett Steele
    4. Donald George Rehkopf
    5. Richard Timothy Jones
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Get a lawyer now, either hire one, or get one appointed by the court. This is way too important to try to do yourself.

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  4. Reckless driving in Texas

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Todd Bennett Steele
    2. Stephen A. Gustitis
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. Daniel Allen Krieger
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Ms Jaggers. It will probably stay on your record forever. Reckless driving is a hybrid type of misdemeanor, in that the maximum fine is only $200.00, but you could also receive up to 30 days in jail. Unfortunately, it's probably with you forever.

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  5. Felony dwi i blew twice came back error then they took blood 5 hours later can they back track the five hours

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Harlan Swain
    2. Aaron C. Graham
    3. Todd Bennett Steele
    4. Stephen D Aarons
    5. Donald Gray Drewry
    5 lawyer answers

    I completely agree with the previous answers. I just want to reiterate for you... Get an attorney immediately! Because of your history, you are facing some serious time. 25 years at a minimum.

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  6. I just got arrested for public intoxication in texas (first offense, no record)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Todd Bennett Steele
    2. Shane Peter Phelps
    3. Michael Andrew Garbe
    4. Thomas Harlan Swain
    5. Stephen A. Gustitis
    5 lawyer answers

    Your public intoxication case can probably be handled without going to trial, and without a conviction. You need to retain an attorney to handle this case for you to be sure you get the best possible result. Although public intoxication is a class c misdemeanor, it is something you still do not want on your record. You need to retain an attorney to help you with this case soon. Many attorneys in the area, like myself, offer free consultations.

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  7. Looking for a criminal defense lawyer.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Todd Bennett Steele
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4. Jack Carroll
    4 lawyer answers

    Most attorneys, like myself, offer consultations at no charge. From your post, it sounds like expunction is very possible, but a phone or in person consult would be necessary.

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  8. Do 2 dwi's more than 15 years ago count against me if I get another one ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jodi Soyars
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. James Richard Butler
    4. Todd Bennett Steele
    5. Richard Timothy Jones
    5 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately yes. If you have been charged with another DWI you need to retain a good defense attorney.

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  9. What can I expect with a first time felony for property theft with no prior background or offenses?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    2. Todd Bennett Steele
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. Jacqueline R. Kriebel
    5. Richard Timothy Jones
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You need to consult with and retain an attorney immediately. A good and experienced attorney will ask lots of questions in order to get a better understanding of the case and the legal issues. The options range anywhere from dismissal, to trial and acquittal / conviction, to probation, to deferred adjudication. Many attorneys in your area, like myself, offer a free consultation.

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  10. FRIEND GOT ARRESTED FOR POSS CS PG 1 4, x two. THEFT $1500.$20.000, EVADING ARREST.BOND $65000.00. WHAT COULD HIS SENTENCE BE?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Todd Bennett Steele
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Amy Elizabeth Owen
    4. Ryan Joseph Mitchell
    4 lawyer answers

    He could possibly be facing many years. He needs a good attorney with years of experience, and not afraid to fight 'em! A lot depends on the strength of the states case, and his attorneys ability to evaluate the case, negotiate with the prosecutor, and try the case if necessary. Many attorneys in the area, like myself, offer free consultations.

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