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Todd Bennett Steele

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  • If the prosecutor only has the ci testimony against me . is that enough evidence to convict me

    no criminal history .. confidential informant says i sold em narcotics a year ago and they have no audio or video.. want me take a plea agreement of Def.adj. prob. 8 year or take it to court w/L get 12 years

    Todd’s Answer

    The testimony of a confidential informant must be corroborated with some other evidence. It is typically audio or video recordings of the transaction, but not always. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to review the discovery in your case, and you need to listen to your attorney and follow his or her advice.

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  • What happens if my boyfriend is on parole in get a aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on me in i drop the charges

    he on parole for to aggravated robbery case now

    Todd’s Answer

    I agree with Ms Jaggers. The best bet for him is to hire a good attorney. Perhaps he should call Ms. Jaggers.

    Todd Steele
    San Marcos / Brownwood

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  • I'm a Senior, is it possible for sexual consent with a freshmen? Can they prosecute me in anyway?

    Me- 18 Her-15

    Todd’s Answer

    There is a defense if your age difference is three years or less. If your age difference is three years and 1 day, then technically there is no defense, so it would be strictly up to the prosecutor as to whether or not the charge would be filed. You need to contact an attorney that practices regularly in your area who can tell you the tendencies of your DA.

    Todd Steele
    San Marcos / Brownwood

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  • Would cooperating with cops dismiss my charges?

    I have been in the US for the past 9 yrs first on B-1 now on F-1. I have done my high school and am about to graduate from college. Case: I have been arrested on 1st degree money laundering charge. I had no idea carrying money was a crime. (I was ...

    Todd’s Answer

    If you have not hired an attorney yet, you need to immediately. A first degree felony carries a punishment range of 5 years - 99 years, or life. This is the highest level of felony, short of a capital crime. Hiring an attorney on this won't be cheap, but it is probably the most important thing you will do, so I would spare not expense if I were you. Get as many of your friends or family to chip in as possible. A conviction on this will definitely get you deported.

    Now, some quick advice, do not post any more information about you or your case on this site or any other public forum. There is NO confidentiality or priviledge that attaches. Anyone can read this.

    I would not do anything else, or talk to anyone else about this case, or any possible cooperation with law enforcement, without the advice of counsel. I cannot impress upon you enough how serious this is. Many experienced and qualified attorneys in your area, like myself, offer free initial consultations. Call some immediately.

    Todd Steele
    San Marcos / Brownwood
    www.toddsteele.net

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  • How to file a motion to modify for child support and custody

    My sons mother and I have both agreed my son will live with me starting this summer (he is 13). We currently have joint custody however she is the primary conservator as he has always lived with her. I currently pay child support to her but will...

    Todd’s Answer

    The issues that you raise are not simple, however if you and your ex agree on the terms, they are not overly complicated for an attorney to handle. You really need to get an attorney to help you with this, and you might be surprised how inexpensive it can be. Most attorneys that handle these types of cases offer a free initial consultation.

    Todd Steele
    San Marcos / Brownwood
    www.toddsteele.net

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  • We were married in San Marcos, TX approx 1 1/2 years ago. My wife wants a separation.

    We moved to Tennesee approx 1 month ago and are living separate. Do we need to file for separation in TX or can this be done in another state? Is there a way for me to prevent her from being entitled to the income that I am making now and what d...

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    Since you have only been in Tennessee 1 month, you will have to file in Texas. There is no such thing as a legal separation in Texas. In order to protect your assets, you will need to file for divorce.

    Todd Steele
    San Marcos / Brownwood
    www.toddsteele.net

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  • How do I get my stepchildren away from their alcoholic mother?

    My stepchildren have a pretty awful home life, but their mother and stepfather are big about what their image is, so it's been very hard to find anything wrong. Until last year, my husband and I didn't even know there was anything. Now that her ...

    Todd’s Answer

    It sounds like your husband needs to consult with, and hire, an attorney, to seek full custody of the children. From your short post, its impossible to advise you on what, where, and how to pursue this. That's why its important to consult with an attorney. There are many attorneys in the area, like myself, that offer free consultations. The best interest of the children is the primary concern, for your husband, and for the Courts. Therefore he probably ought to move quickly on this.

    Todd Steele
    San Marcos / Brownwood
    www.toddsteele.net

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  • What form do I need to file in response to a suit for Establish Parent-Child Relationship.

    He is the Petitioner -

    Todd’s Answer

    With all due respect, you do not need a "form", you need an attorney. An experienced attorney can read the Petitioner's pleadings, consider the situation, and decide if you need a general denial, or a general denial plus a counterclaim, or if there are specific denials that need to be made. Additionally, you need to carefully plan how you will defend against the other side's claims, and how you will pursue your own. Child custody cases can be very complicated, both factually and procedurally. If I were you I would consult with a few attorneys, and hire one quickly. There are many fine attorneys in your area that offer free consultations.

    Todd Steele
    www.toddsteele.net

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  • I am being charged with evading arrest/veh. however I was not driving nor was I around at that time?

    I found out that my brother-in-law had stripped my truck in the garage. I had no idea he was using my plate to steal other trucks. One night he pulled into the drive and was followed by local law enforcement, when he ran from them, the office ran ...

    Todd’s Answer

    You definitely need to hire a good attorney. If the evidence against you is what you say that it is, and you have a good, reliable alibi witness, then you should be able to put up a good defense. You need a good defense attorney to evaluate the case, and go to trial on it if necessary. Many attorneys in your area, like myself, offer free consultations.

    Todd Steele
    San Marcos / Brownwood
    www.toddsteele.net

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  • Can an apartment manager file charges on a 25 year old male that's living with a 17 year old female in the state of Texas if the

    Can an apartment manager file charges on a 25 year old male that's living with a 17 year old non relative female in the state of Texas if the manager suspects the two are dating?

    Todd’s Answer

    No. 17 is the legal age for consent as it relates to sexual conduct in the State of Texas.

    Todd Steele
    www.toddsteele.net

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