Jim Mitchell Medley’s Answers

Jim Mitchell Medley

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If a friend was accused of raping a girl underage and the family want to hurt him and have tried numerous time what should he d

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3. Jay Bodzin
    3 lawyer answers

    Your friend is in a tough situation. A group of people in the local community want to hurt him for something they think he has done wrong. I presume he can't go to the police because of the rape allegation . . . Regardless of what he may have done illegally, the family of the girl is not legally justified in physically hurting him. He has the right to defend himself with whatever force is reasonably believed to be immediately necessary to defend himself from another's use or attempted use...

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  2. Do parents need a search warrant to pull their 16 year old's cell phone records?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Michael James Orlando
    3. Joel B Robbins
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    4 lawyer answers

    No one other than the government is ever required to get a "warrant." If the phone is in your father's name, he will have lawful access to the records. I recommend you obey your father's rules until you are of age to make your own decisions and get your own cell phone.

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  3. Caught in the act

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Larry Dean Bloomquist
    4 lawyer answers

    Such an accident would be unfortunate. Whether it was an "accident" would have to be decided by a jury of your peers. But first, you would be arrested and charged with Murder. You would need to hire a lawyer to represent you. You may or may not get a bond. It will probably cost you more than $10,000 out of your own pocket to get out o jail. The grand jury would review the evidence and decide whether you should be charged. If convicted, you could get up to 99 years or life in...

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  4. What is the average price range of a trial-retainer (trial by jury) for class c misdemeanor for simple assault?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Stephen A. Gustitis
    4 lawyer answers

    Trial is a very time consuming endeavor. Much mental preparation is involved and emotional energy expended if its done right. A good trial layer would not touch a trial for less than a couple thousand dollars. It varies.

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  5. Drunk driver was stopped in the middle of the road at dark over 3 times the legal limit, we were not ticketed who is at fault

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Augustus Beckcom
    2. J. Trenton Bond
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Guy Irvin Wade III
    5. Jim Mitchell Medley
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    Drunk? The guy arrested is presumed innocent. You don't know if he was drunk or not. He may get a phenomenal lawyer. Do not assume anything. If you were not ticketed, then you have nothing criminally to worry about. At most, you may have to testify in court about what happened to assist in his prosecution.

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  6. What does Tres on prop other than struct or convey mean in a police report also Criminal/Traffic

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Ralph H. Schofield Jr.
    3. Richard Earl Hornsby
    3 lawyer answers

    Ostensibly, the computer indicates that a person is charged with Criminal Trespass (CT) in a place other than a structure or a conveyance (like a bus). CT is a criminal charge- hence: "Criminal/Traffic." Computer and police report degnations for filing purposes. Does that fit the situation about which you inquire?

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  7. Is felony deffered adjudication probation considered a conviction?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. David J. McCormick
    3 lawyer answers

    Sometimes federal rules are different, and in some contexts, such as immigration, deferred is considered a "conviction." You do not need to worry about this. You were not convicted if you successfully completed a deferred. If they choose to consider it as such for their purposes, it doesn not make you guilty of misrepresenting anything on your application. Of course take care to make sure they do not define "conviction" in the application to included deferred or to include anything...

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  8. Will my probation officer require a UA on our first visit &/or frequently/infrequently thereafter?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Shane Peter Phelps
    3. Gene Raymond Beaty
    4. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    The frequency of providing UAs is up to the judge and your PO. Many POs only start asking for UAs when they suspect you are actually using drugs or drinking. Unfortunately, when you accepted probation, you signed up to obey the judge's orders- even if they are inspired merely by whims. UAs are not particularly expensive, but they are inconvenient. Just do not give your PO reasons to suspect you are breaking the rules. Complaining about having to do UAs is one of those reasons that will...

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  9. Can I get in trouble with the police?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have not yet been charged, you are probably going to be ok. The police probably have better things to do with their time than try to trump up minor misdemeanor charges long after something is over. A person cannot be convicted strictly on the words of a co-defendant either. You are too young to be at parties smoking weed and drinking. Just make better decisions in the future about parties you attend and you won't have this to worry about.

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  10. In TX am I required to have an IID installed as a condition on my BAIL if its my 1st offense but was charged with a class A DWI?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4. Stephen A. Gustitis
    4 lawyer answers

    The interlock device is required because of the BAC greater than .15. Judges in Texas are required by law to require the interlock in cases where the defendant has a BAC greater than .15

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