Matthew Ryan Montes’s Answers

Matthew Ryan Montes

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Robbery bodily injury case.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. James Regan
    3. Derek Michael Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer to thie question depends on a number of facts such as how serious the alleged injuries were and the nature of the alleged offense, and the details with his other case and case history. A second degree felony carries a punishment range of 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a 10,000 fine, so its a serious matter.

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  2. Will I go to jail?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to speak to your attorney as soon as possible. If a warrant hasn't been issued already he can work with the court and do some damage control.

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  3. Punished for taking a DUI to trial

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Gene Raymond Beaty
    3. Carey Duncan Carmichael Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Your friend's attorney can file a motion to recuse the judge from the case. He or she will know what to do.

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  4. Does the sentence get worse the longer you run from a warrant? - Probation Revocation

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    There are a ton of factors that play into this so it is impossible to say what will happen. Since both offenses were Class B misdemeanors, he's looking at a maximum sentence of up to 180 days in jail on each - that's what he CAN get. Other factors that affect this are: The judge The recommendation from the PO The DA involved What he did complete on probation Why he absconded Other mitigating factors such as work and children. He needs to have an attorney at his revocation hearings...

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  5. How do you pick a good lawyer for a misdemeanor class a

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Arthur Harold Geffen
    2. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    3. Matthew Ryan Montes
    4. John Addison Vos
    4 lawyer answers

    You need a lawyer that you feel confident in and one that you trust with your life. He or she will be defending you in what can be one of the most pivotal issues you ever face. People can shower accolades on someone all they want but if you dont like them or dont trust them, then don't hire them.

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  6. If moved out of state, will my criminal record be viewable if it's misdemeanor?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. John Matthew Leace
    3. David N. Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    It is possible for them to see it. The nursing board in whatever state is going to do a thorough check on your background. It kind of depends on their policies but it is possible that they can find it and see it. You will probably want to fully disclose your past with whatever board you seek a license with. Sorry that this isn't better news.

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  7. If 3 people were in a vehicle that was pulled over & searched and 1/4 gram of meth was found in the back seat. Who gets charged?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    They still have to affirmatively link you to the contraband, but this can be done through a myriad of circumstances. You are going to need an attorney who can review the stop and search in great detail. The stakes are pretty high for you so talk to someone asap. Good Luck.

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  8. My boyfriend has been a legal resident for 3 yrs he is in jail and has a hold on him what can we do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Rehan Shams Alimohammad
    3. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    4. John M. Kaman
    4 lawyer answers

    The problem is that ICE, which is a federal agency has a hold on him now, and they can keep him for an extended period of time. BEFORE he takes any deal, you need to contact an immigration attorney to make sure that any criminal deal will not affect his immigration status. Depending on what has already been done, the immigration attorney might be able to get him out of the immigration camp as well.

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  9. Is it legal in Texas to change indictment year later from intoxication manslaughter to manslaughter with enhancement

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    3. Kamryn Maris Caldwell
    3 lawyer answers

    The district attorney's offense has the ability to pick and choose what they wish to charge a defendant with. If they are confident that they can make the case, they are free to dismiss the case and refile it as a higher offense if they so choose. What happens sometimes, is kind of like the reverse of a reduction for a plea. The State will tell defense counsel "either plea to this as it is, or we will dismiss and refile as a more serious case." The other alternative is that he might have...

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

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    3. David N. Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    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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