Jim Mitchell Medley’s Answers

Jim Mitchell Medley

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Should I get a lawyer

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kyle J Bristow
    2. Mohammed Ammar Alo
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jim Mitchell Medley
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    Please, for your own sake, think about what your sending out over the internet. NOTHING you say here is confidential. None of us are your lawyer. Use the internet to get info on lawyers you wish to consider to help you. Your time will be better spent. You need a good lawyer. That is the best advice you're going to get for free online.

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  2. Misdemeanor DUI Conviction - California State Bar Moral Character Application

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Joshua Kaizuka
    3. Michael Korry Bialys
    4. Shawn Michael Haggerty
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    I'd finish the probation and do everything you can to clean up the mess. Good luck.

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  3. So....I was arrested last night for DUI in Houston. They took my blood at the hospital. I was using some coke that same night

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. Bart Charles Craytor
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    The typical laboratory technique for testing alcohol content is different than the technique for testing for drugs and controlled substances. The lab will usually not test the blood for a drug or controlled substance unless the police ask for it, or if the alcohol test comes back under the limit and they are just fishing for another way to prove drugs explained your condition. If your blood alcohol level shows over .08, the prosecutors will usually figure they have all they need, and they...

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  4. Pros and cons of Jail vs Probation for First DWI in Dallas

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Harold Christopher Waller
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Bart Charles Craytor
    4. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    5. Damien S Donnelly-Cole
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    Sometimes the weekend in jail sounds like an easy way out, but in Texas you will lose your driver's license if you choose that option. If it is your first DWI, and you take probation, you will not get your license suspended as a result of the plea. If driving is important to you, you should consider probation. Of course this is assuming your case is not defendable. You should get a qualified DWI lawyer to represent you. Many cases seem bad on the surface, but a lawyer who puts forth a...

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  5. Fender bender with possible driving under influence, should i settle or get a lawyer

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Parker Price Polan
    2. Daniel David Horowitz III
    3. Donivan W. Flowers
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Jim Mitchell Medley
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    You should post this question to civil / personal injury lawyers.

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  6. DWI Motion to Supress appeal...how does this work

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3. Erick Masten Platten
    4. Cynthia Russell Henley
    5. Stephen Neil Foster
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    Meet with a good appellate lawyer. Have the attorney who handled the hearing to give the appeals lawyer an overview of what happened at the hearing. That way you can get good advice about whether to spend the money on an appeal. Defense appeals are rarely successful on reasonable suspicion to stop. Also many stupid cases are unwisely appealed and it creates bad case law that makes future cases more difficult for defenders for decades.

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  7. Is there anything someone can do as a victim in a criminal case to prevent evidence from being used in hearings?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Shane Peter Phelps
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
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    Once charges are filed and accepted by the prosecution, the case essentially belongs to them. Legally, the State is the victim of a crime. The person who reported the facts leading to the charge is merely a witness. There is nothing that will absolutely work in order for a complainant to stop the wheels of prosecution once it starts. Ultimately it will be up to the prosecutor.

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  8. Can a person with a DUI charge, considered a Felony due to an injury get probation only. (first time offender)

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bristol C. Myers
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jim Mitchell Medley
    4. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
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    You can legally get probation for Intoxication Assault. It is a 3d degree felony. This means you can also get up to 10 years in prison. If given probation, the judge is required by law to make you serve a minimum of 30 days in the county jail as a condition of just getting probation. This is day for day time with no good time credit allowed. Defend the charge. The accident doesn't sound to be your fault. Even if you assume they can prove intoxication, if they can't prove your...

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  9. My husband is on state probation and was arrested for DWI . Can he use alcohol abuse as his defense and seek treatment not jail?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Stephen A. Gustitis
    4. David N. Smith
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    Are you comfortable with the court appointed lawyer? I would think not, considering you are on the internet looking for free tips from lawyers who don't know you or your husband. I would re-think the court-appointed lawyer and hire a lawyer who will work for you and answer your questions. I would focus first on defending the DWI charge. I'm sure simply drinking is a violation of his probation terms, so beating the DWI doesn't mean it all just goes away. But being convicted of a new...

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  10. I received civil demand letter after shoplifting. I ignored it but my father decided to pay behind my back. Now they charge more

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bryan Andrew Lober
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Jim Mitchell Medley
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    Get legal advice. The more you try to handle this alone, the more confusing and twisted it will become for you.

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