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Louis Murat Newman IV

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can son appeal a plea conviction??

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    2. John Leif Fossum
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a couple of problems with your question. First of all, Aggravated Assault is a second degree felony and punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison (assuming no priors). If your son was placed on probation and served his 90 days as a condition of that probation, then he was ON probation and the Judge could not "refuse" it. Now, the judge could have revoked it, but I'm confused about the part where you say he "gave 4 years in TDC". A prosecutor does have the ability to file...

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  2. What are my options for probation violation?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mekisha Jane Walker
    2. Louis Murat Newman IV
    3. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3 lawyer answers

    I would say that the odds of a Motion to Adjudicate being filed on you are pretty high at the moment, but that doesn't mean you should freak out just yet. There are alternatives available when a person is filed on to be adjudicated. The most important thing you need to do is make sure that you don't run away from your probation. A lot of people will get scared when their probation officer tells them they might get revoked and then they stop reporting. Trust me when I tell you that not...

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  3. What would happen if i dont show up to final sentecing after i have already signed for time

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ryan Montes
    2. Louis Murat Newman IV
    3. Carmine John Giardino
    4. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the earlier answer, but I would also add a few things. If you didn't show up, the prosecutors may file an additional charge on you for Bond Jumping, which is a third degree felony, carrying a punishment of 2 to 10 years. Additionally, you need to realize that there is now a warrant out for your arrest and the police will be coming. Don't put yourself and your newborn in a potentially dangerous situation. Call a lawyer quickly and do everything you can to resolve the situation...

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  4. What could happen

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
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    What do you mean by an "mic ticket"? Most traffic tickets won't warrant the prosecutors or the judge filing a Motion to Adjudicate on your case, but if you meant an "MIP ticket" or something that involves a Class C violation that isn't traffic, that could be a different story. Most deferred adjudications require that you do not violate the laws of this state or any other state. Traffic tickets are usually okay, but anything else could result in them filing on you.

  5. How do I file a police report against a child that is in high school. I need to obatin the child's name and her parents name.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
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    Some times the best answer is the most simple. In this case, you just need to know what police agency has jurisdiction over where the crime was committed and call them and make a report. Don't worry about knowing the name of the person you suspect. Just tell the police what you do know. They have to deal with solving cases and identifying suspects all the time. If you are looking for the name of the person you suspect of having committed a crime, you may have a tougher time finding that...

  6. My friend is charged with Del/man cs 1-4g Pg1,Tamp/fab phy evi/intent impair,and prohibit subs in correction facility

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    2. Russell David Hunt Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    The Delivery of a Controlled Substance charge is a second degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in TDCJ (or more, depending on if your friend has priors). The Tampering with Evidence charge is going to be a third degree felony, punishable by 2 to 10 years in TDCJ (or more, depending on priors) And the prohibited substance in a correctional facility is also a third degree felony, punishable by 2 to 10 years in TDCJ (or more, depending on priors).

  7. Can He get Reinstated?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    2. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    Since the person you are talking about is on a deferred adjudication for what appears (by your description) to be a State Jail Felony, the Judge of the court has a lot of discretion over what he can do with him for sentencing him. Legally, the Judge COULD reinstate him, if he or she wanted to. THey could also sentence him to anywhere between six months in State Jail to Two Years. It all depends on the Judge. He definitely needs a lawyer.

  8. Aggravated sexual assault of a child and have a trial date in a couple of weeks.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Louis Murat Newman IV
    3. John Leif Fossum
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    A reduction from a First Degree Agg Sex Assault case to a Class A Misdemeanor Assault certainly seems like a good deal on its face, but if you aren't guilty, no "deal" is a good one. By pleading guilty to anything, you won't be eligible for an expunction. If your plea on the assault case includes an affirmative finding of domestic violence, you won't be eligible for a Petition for Non-Disclosure, either. In other words, you won't be able to seal it. A D.A. can refile a case at any time,...

  9. How much trouble is my father in?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. James Morris Balagia
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    The short answer is "it depends". The driving while license suspended charge isn't really that big of a charge, although it can carry some amount of jail time in a county jail. Most prosecutors don't get too riled up over a DWLS charge in and of itself. The fact that he is on parole is the bigger concern, because that could get him thrown back in prison. The good news is that prisons are overcrowded and most parole officers don't really want to revoke someone's parole because they...

  10. Got a speeding ticket in Schertz. Citation is for "Speeding 10% over the speed limit. Actually it was 47 in a 45.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    2. Carmine John Giardino
    2 lawyer answers

    That would depend on the "charging instrument". A lot of traffic tickets aren't really all that formal. It matters what the Information says and what they are alleging. Speeding is a charge that really just requires the State to prove that you were driving over the speed limit beyond a reasonable doubt. How the officer writes it up on the ticket might be a factor in disproving their case at trial, but I don't think it will be an automatic trip to a dismissal.