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  • Misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than 20 g, in Houston, TX... Do I need a lawyer?

    I was arrested and charged with a POM. I have had 2 priors that were drug related and both were assigned a deferred adjudication sentence, which were both successfully completed. I don't have the resources to do this again.... I have been told to ...

    Jack’s Answer

    Yes. Just one of the collateral consequences could be the suspension of your driving privileges for a year. Hire a lawyer!

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  • Arrest record shows up after expungement?

    A friend of mine was no billed by grand jury for a second degree felony-robery in Harris county. His lawyer got his record expunged. The arrest record still shows in private enhanced national criminal background check.s However, it does not show ...

    Jack’s Answer

    Send threatening letters to the various search engines along
    with the court order expunging the records.

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  • Brother in jail on 2 counts of burglary of building. Could attorney ask D.A. to accept plea bargain & ask for misdemeanors?

    The attorney said he will not visit my brother again and will wait for the D.A. to make a move. He has already been in jail for 3 weeks. Shouldn't the court appointed attorney make the effort to write up a plea agreement and present it? My brothe...

    Jack’s Answer

    It never hurts to ask. I know this sounds ridiculous but I've asked for the world from an Ada's and sometimes got everything I asked for!

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  • How can I get my childrens' father's rights terminated?

    I am getting married and my fiancé wants to adopt my children. My childrens' father has been incarcerated since 2005 . Before that he has been in and out of jail so he has not been a part of my childrens lives. Can I get his rights terminated? If ...

    Jack’s Answer

    Take him to court!

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  • Why dont my charges show up in system?

    My buddy and i were drinking and we drove. we did donuts in a field and i got stuck, my buddy got out top push and we were chased by the farmer for 3 miles at speeds excess of 100 miles per hour. i wrecked casuing my friend to go to hospital. it h...

    Jack’s Answer

    Let sleeping dogs sleep. Do you want to hasten your own arrest?

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  • Can I get Tampering with evidence expunged off my record?

    They alleged I ate some weed when I was pulled over and I was charged and indicted for tampering with evidence and also charged with possession of marijuana. I was 17 when I was arrested and this was my first offense. The case still hasn't been re...

    Jack’s Answer

    If you successfully complete deffered adjudication you will be eligible for a certificate of non-disclosure.

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  • Can a police office tell you it's ok to drive after drinking in Wisconsin

    I was arrest for my first OWI / PAC in Tomah , WI . The second office that showed up talked to the gentleman in the passenger seat and told him three separate times to " just drive the car back to our hotel " my friend had been drinking and r...

    Jack’s Answer

    Contrary to what the misleading bill boards say it not illegal to drink then drive. It is illegal to drive if the drinking has caused you to lose the ordinary use of your mental or physical faculties or to have a bac of .08 or higher. The officer could have been fishing for a dwi arrest or he may felt the person was sober enough to drive.

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  • How do I obtain a public lawyer?

    In July of 2012 I had gotten a domestic battery charge . I have already had my first appearance on Feb 2013 and trial set for March 5th 2013 . I have tried to get a public defendant but Dasha Co is telling me that I have to wait until my trial o...

    Jack’s Answer

    File a sworn certificate of indigency with the court, this will enable you to get a court appointed lawyer.

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  • Looking for a criminal defense lawyer.

    I m looking to hire a lawyer, to help me remove a deferred disposition off my record. The charge was for minor assault, there was no arrest and i have no prior convictions

    Jack’s Answer

    In Texas, if the assault involved a family member and was dismissed via completion of deferred adjudication you will never be able to remove it from your record, even if it was dropped to a class c misdemeanor. However if it was just a simple assault dismissed thru sucessful completion of deferred adjudication you are able to hide the public record by filing a certificate of non-disclosure.

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  • If i have a house full of children and they never saw me slap a child can they be witnesses in court.

    i was charged with assault causing bodily injury because my daughter was having a party and one of the girls that were here told her mom i slap her . The child had no marks on her . This was the first time i met this child and never met her moth...

    Jack’s Answer

    If the other kids didn't see the slap then they will be limited to collateral issues and not the case in chief - did she or didn't she slap the kid. Assault of a child enhanced by a previous assault is very serious and has the potential for significant jail time. Hire a lawyer as soon as possible!

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