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Matthew Ryan Montes

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  • Having issues with my partner, I own 1/3 of a company but on paper I'm the only registered owner

    my partner is refusing to sign any legal documents that he is a 2/3 owner and the manager of the company (trying to hide himself in case if something goes wrong but he is giving me the excuse that he owns an other entity) he does get checks unde...

    Matthew’s Answer

    There is a lot to unpack here. Do you have a partnership agreement with him? What type of entity is the business under? LLC? Corp? Partnership?

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  • What can I do to get a felony conviction for forgery by making exspunged if I don't know the specifics of the case?

    I have applied for an expundgement and was denied. I personally did not commit the crime and due to my attorney I pleaded guilty and was on deferred adjudication and after my probation officer wouldn't work with me and my job hours I stopped repor...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it sounds like you were ultimately found guilty, which means it is going to be permanently on your record. You are not eligible for an expunction or a non-disclosure. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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  • If a I have five year probation for stealing and got caught stealing againg tenonths later, how much time will I have do?

    This 18 yr old had a five yr probation and got caught stealing a tv, what are hes chances of not doing time

    Matthew’s Answer

    Offenders who repeat the same offense are not given a lot of leeway by the courts, and the chances of going to prison are high. He needs an attorney to defend both the impending revocation and new charge.

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  • What happens if i fail a drug test while i'm on probation?

    im waiting to go to court, i get drug test twice a month. So i guess im kind of like on IPC? but anyways i smoked pot on friday, i was only high for bout an hour, my drug test is on wensday, ive been trying to drink alot of fluids, and been taking...

    Matthew’s Answer

    It's going to be a violation of probation. Depending on the type of probation you're on and how your PO is, it could land you back in court where you could have your probation modified or revoked, landing yourself in jail. At a minimum, if you test positive, your PO will document it and should you land in court later for a hearing in front of the judge, it'll come up.

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  • Hi my son violated his probation for not doing 10hrs of community srvc and not keeping up his grades in sckool..we went to court

    we wnt to court yesterday and they left him there hes hearing will b in 2 weeks..hes 18 with a mentallity of an 12 year wat i mean is that he lets people take over hes mind where they manipulate him in others ways ohh dont do this there gonna..kno...

    Matthew’s Answer

    The judge will decide what he wants to do with him. It is possible the judge is just leaving him in jail so that he can get a "flavor" of life if he doesn't comply. No matter what, it is important that he has counsel with him at his next hearing. If you'd like to discuss this case further, you are more than welcome to contact me trough my profile. Good luck.

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  • Is one with a felony forgery of a financial instrument eligible to have it expunged from their criminal record?

    The check was in the amount of $1500.00. Received Differed Adjudification.

    Matthew’s Answer

    Ms. Foley is a pro on these matters. She hit it on the head.

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  • I need a very good probation lawyer in the Houston area. I have been on run since 06 for violating my deferred adjudication prob

    probation. I also out a failure to ID a police office in 06 too which this is in Fort bend

    Matthew’s Answer

    You haven't quite asked a question regarding your legal issues, but I'd be happy to discuss this with you further. Contact me through my profile if you'd like to discuss your cases.

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  • I have a warrant for a bad check in Texas that I never wrote!

    I bought a car a few years ago from a local dealer and paid the down payment in cash and the bank financed the rest.A few months later I get notices about a bad check,and look into it and its a check to this car dealer for the down payment!And it ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Everything you are explaining here seems like it'll be good for your case. Unfortunately, someone somewhere thought there was enough probable cause to charge you with the case and so you are going to have to answer for it. You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible and organize a surrender so that the attorney can start working on your case. Good luck.

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  • Procedures for non-disclosure...what to expect and the effectiveness of the outcome

    I need to file a non-disclosure for a class B misdemeanor for which deferred adjudication probation is complete and the case has already been dismissed about 2 months ago. I have already verified that I'm eligible for non-disclosure. a) Do I need...

    Matthew’s Answer

    To avoid miscommunication between the reporting agencies you need to provide an exhaustive list of agencies where the order is to be sent to. It is impossible to say for sure that all of the reporting agencies will comply, they obviously are supposed to and they are exposed ot liability if they fail to follow the non-disclosure.

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  • Class B misdemeanor theft charge, first offense. Plead guilty and represent myself or hire a lawyer?

    I was charged with a class B misdemeanor theft charge. I realistically do not have over $1000 to spend on a lawyer, but I am terrified that this one time lapse of integrity will follow me around for the rest of my life. I have a good job and just ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Let me put it this way: If I were charged with a crime, I wouldn't represent myself, and I do this for a living. You need to do whatever you have to to secure counsel, or get a court appointed attorney from the county.
    While theft is only a class B, it is considered a crime of moral turpitude which carries a much larger stigma than many other crimes. Do whatever you can to secure counsel AND avoid conviction.
    If you would like to discuss your case in more detail, please feel free to contact me through my profile.

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