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Jim Mitchell Medley

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  • Ihave been charged with a state jail felony...felony theft.I was arrested and bailed out on a 25,000 bail.

    I have 3 felonies prior on my record. I have been to tdcj once and served my time. I have not been in trouble in 10your years. Do you think there is a chance i will be given probation? I have 12a children, 10 arw minors, i am undr a doctodz care f...

    Jim’s Answer

    If you get good representation and "represent" yourself well as the case progresses, there are a number of options for you. Hopefully your lawyer will uncover some complete defenses for you. If not, you are legally eligible for probation. The ultimate decision will be a product of discussions between your lawyer and the prosecutor or judge.

    Get a lawyer you trust. Don't try to find someone cheap. They are cheap for a reason.

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  • My older brother stabbed my younger brother in the chest. It was definitely self defense witnesses say so. How do you prove it?

    My younger brother was highly intoxicated. He tried strangling my older brother. At the time of being strangled, my older brother grabbed a pocket knife form his pocket and stabbed him. The wound was only a flesh wound. My older brother was charg...

    Jim’s Answer

    Your family needs to pool your resources and get a real lawyer. Very rarely will a court appointed lawyer do anything meaningful for a defendant in a serious case. There are witnesses to interview, evidence to be evaluated... Have this done correctly or your brother may end up someone's girlfriend in a Texas prison. It is a very serious matter. You don't want to be asking yourself later why you let a lawyer who is paid by the judge handle his case. Get him a good lawyer.

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  • What is the minimun sentence for a 3 time felony accused of assualting a family menmber when she was pregnant?

    He shoved his pregnant girl friend out of the way knciking here to the floor. He was recently released from prions for assualting his sister 3 years ago.

    Jim’s Answer

    If he has been to prison 2 or more times before, his sentence will be a minimum of 25 years in prison, unless his lawyer an beat the case or get a reduction of some sort. He is in tall trouble.

    The aggravating circumstances of the case (pregnant, prior assaults, maybe on parole right now) will make the case a difficult job for his defense. He needs a VERY GOOD lawyer. Do not try to save money on this one. 25 years is the MINIMUM. He could get up to a life sentence in prison.

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  • How long do you have to keep an ignition interlock on vehicle after license suspension if 2nd Dwi is 10 years or greater?

    My 1st DWI was 10 years ago. I just finished my license suspension for the 2nd one. I have served my time and have never failed since interlock was installed. I have had the interlock on my car since January 19th. On the TXDPS website my license ...

    Jim’s Answer

    Have an attorney confirm your DL status and the status of any possible court order that may be lingering that affect your driving limitations. You could have a DL restriction or court ordered limitation even though you are not suspended.

    Also, do not count on the accuracy or your ability to interpret what is on the DPS website. I have found mistakes on almost every client I have looked at the website compared to actual records. It is not reliable.

    Get a lawyer who knows DWI and DL issues.

    Good luck.

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  • I got arrested in december of 2011 for possesion and my case has not been filed yet how can i get my report number?

    im on pretrial release

    Jim’s Answer

    Ms. Henley makes a great point. You need someone to look at the situation without waking up in sleeping dogs. Get representation and keep your distance.

    Good luck.

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  • A few months ago I was a single mom that made a big mistake that may ruin my entire life.I have a $19,000 forgery case pending:(

    This This is the first time I've ever been in any trouble:/ im looking for a affordable lawyer suitable for my case and Advice on handling the situation.

    Jim’s Answer

    You need more than advice. Advice is merely someone's opinion.

    You need someone to investigate the government's evidence against you, and assess the strength of the evidence in proving that you've done anything wrong. You need someone who will apply knowledge, experience, and creativity to help you discover evidence that helps your case and to help you plan for the most effective presentation of this. You need someone who is an effective advocate who is persuasive in presenting the facts that help you.

    You are facing a felony charge that could cause you to be a convicted felon and guilty of a crime or moral turpitude. You can't "afford" the lawyer you need. We can "afford" things when they fit our budget and don't cause too much disruption of our daily budget. A lawyer who you can "afford" will not have the skills or time you need to get a good result. nAn effective lawyer is going to cost you some money. You will be able to make it happen, but it will not be comfortable. It is not like an expense you can just plan for. Forget the money and get a hero in place who will have a chance at saving your life. This will not be cheap.

    Many fantastic lawyers in Houston. Good luck.

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  • CDL open container

    I went to the bar and got a ride home... We got stopped and I got charged with an open container... He officer said he smelled alcohol in the cup but never smelled it... I am in North Dakota, but, I have an Arizona drivers license... The fine isn'...

    Jim’s Answer

    What kind of cup? What did he smell? How can he prove there was alcohol in the drink? Did he seize the drink and send it to the lab? Does he have a NIST certified nose? Get a lawyer. And not a stupid or lazy one.

    Or you can just pay the fine. . .

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  • Can a Probation Officer put you in a rehab program for four months if the court papers only state you have to COMPLETE a program

    my fiance has signed court papers stating that "upon completion of Heart Ministries or another state approved program she is free but must complete probation" and now her probation officer sent her to a rehab place for four more months without pro...

    Jim’s Answer

    Your husband needs a lawyer immediately. Probation officers routinely bully probationers with threats as if they are the judge. Only a lawyer can help him now. He is on probation and they have him by the &*77$. He needs a big brother (or sister) to stand up for him.

    Lawyer or not, only violating a court ordered condition of probation can get someone revoked.

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  • If your state jail felony is dropped after indictment can you receive an expungement with a previous criminal record?

    I have a 2 misdemeanors i received about two years ago that I had gotten non disclosed. 1 was a mis. B poss of marijuana and a mis. A poss of CS. The state jail felony charge of Credit Card fraud were dropped against me post indictment.

    Jim’s Answer

    You may be legally eligible with agreement from the State, but they will probably fight you on it. You would then have to have a contested hearing with the judge.

    Good luck.

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  • Hunting

    a felony doesnt stop me from bow or slingshot hunting does it?

    Jim’s Answer

    Probably not. Check your state laws to confirm.

    I think you're ok with pre-tech hunting tools.

    Now THAT is a true love of hunting! My hat is off to you.

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