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Jim Mitchell Medley

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My husbands exwifes daughter just filed rape charges on my husband, saying it happened in 1998. He is in jail now.will it stick?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4. Bart Charles Craytor
    4 lawyer answers

    Someone's word is evidence. It is sad and sometimes scary to think what a single person who is seemingly credible can do to another person. There is also no statute of limitation on sexual assault in Texas. Hopefully her deception will be evident and she will not be able to seem credible. Otherwise, it is her word against his. The polygraph may help the DA decide if they believe her, but it of course cannot be used in court. Get a top notch lawyer. You cannot afford to cut corners...

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  2. Can I Do The Rest Of My Probation Time In Jail?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Breton Alejandro Rycroft
    4. Stephen A. Gustitis
    4 lawyer answers

    The easy answer to your question is, yes, you can always do jail time. No judge will tell you that you cannot go to jail. Most Harris county judges will give you more jail time than you would probably want to do though. A revocation of your probation would also involve suspension of your license for probably a year. Then you have to get an occupational license and SR22 and all of the expenses that follow that. No judge in Harris county will want to lock you up over financial problems....

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  3. I was in an accident and was charged with a DWI about a month ago and got pushed back 1 more, do I need to tell my insurance?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4. Gary A Kester
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to tell the insurance about the accident in order to file a claim. You do not need to admit anything to them about drinking or being intoxicated. The DA can subpoena any statement you make to your insurance. Get representation ASAP for specific advice on dealing with your insurance and the DA.

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  4. Unemployed and convicted as a felony i need help

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jim Mitchell Medley
    2. Jonathan Hackworth
    3. William David Umansky
    3 lawyer answers

    Tough situation you are in. People with felony records can get jobs. If your case is only pending, I would like to think it wouldn't hurt you so much. Maybe try a different area of employment. It may require considering a different pay range than you are used to.

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  5. First dui looking for cost of attorneys fees? please give me an estimate.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin G Kelsen
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Marcie Lynn Mackolin
    4. Stephen A. Gustitis
    5. Mark M Cheser
    6. ···
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    You will find fee ranges from hundreds of dollars to the tens of thousands of dollars. Good lawyers are not cheap. Our time is very valuable to us, our other clients, and our families. Think about how much time and effort you hope your lawyer will spend on your case. Think about how much you would want to make if you were very good at what you do, and call some local lawyers who you can see are at least respected. You will find it is expensive to get a great lawyer, but your future...

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  6. I go to probation twice a month..and a monthly UA..if you go twice do you have to pee twice?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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

    If the terms and conditions of your probation specify "monthly UA," then usually you would only be tested once per month. I would not count on this though. I don't think it will go very far with the judge for you to refuse a UA and try to play the "I already peed this month" card. Just stay clean and you can pee without sweating too. Good luck.

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  7. I am going to court on dwi 3 my last one was 9 yrs ago and 9 years before that. What punishment am i looking at?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Martin Ben Zimmerman
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Gene Raymond Beaty
    4. Stephen Neil Foster
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    You should get representation so you have a chance at not going to prison. A 3d DWI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The minimum is 2 years. You could get probation, but with a felony conviction , you would have serious hardships for the rest of your life. You have to do time in the county even if you get probation. Get a really good lawyer.

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  8. I applied for a job that dose not hire felons and i got a felony and it got dismissed ami i guilty

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Jodi Soyars
    4. Erick Masten Platten
    4 lawyer answers

    Perhaps it was dismissed, but if you didn't get it expunged, the felony arrest will still show up on certain background checks. It sounds like you aren't sure how the case was resolved. If you were charged with a felony, and you beat it, you need to get the arrest expunged from your record. An employer simply seeing an arrest for a felony is likely to pass you over as an applicant.

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  9. Murder threat evidence obtained but inadmissible because. How do I make it admissible? Probative value?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Neil Foster
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Don Karotkin
    4 lawyer answers

    You can find self help cures for runny nose and maybe recipes for gumbo on the internet. You are not going to get free legal advice on complex issues. Firstly, because it is foolish to reveal and commit to writing, confidential details about a sensitive case. Get a lawyer you can trust and talk to them in private about the details of your situation.

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  10. Not requesting expert evaluation of evidence tampering by court appointed attorney. Is this ineffective assistance of council?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. George E. Carroll
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4. Stephen A. Gustitis
    4 lawyer answers

    Your complaint with you lawyer is far too common. Odds are, your lawyer did not charge you much, and never really planned to fight for you. A good lawyer who plans to fight for you is going to charge you thousands. Ineffective counsel doesn't become an issue until representation is completed. If you are not comfortable with the level of representation you are getting, fire your lawyer and hire another one. Don't wait until you're convicted and hope for an ineffective counsel appeal....

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