Louis Murat Newman IV’s Answers

Louis Murat Newman IV

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If a 16 year old and a 23 year old date but do nothing sexually can and what kind of trouble can they get into?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    2. Leslie Starr Barrows
    3. Carmine John Giardino
    3 lawyer answers

    There are a host of different law violations that could land the 23 year old in hot water for dating a 16 year old. Although it may be stated by them that nothing is happening sexually, the Statute for Indecency with a Child prohibits engaging in sexual conduct with a child younger than 17 years of age, which can even include the touching of breasts. That's just assuming that they are being honest about not "doing anything sexually". The 23-year-old needs to be well-advised that a 16-...

  2. What is the difference between Felony 1, 2, amd 3

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    1 lawyer answer

    Are you asking about the difference between First, Second, and Third Degree Felonies? A First Degree Felony is punishable by 5 years to 99 years or Life and includes such crimes as murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, high amount of drug cases, and many others. A Second Degree Felony is punishable by 2 years to 20 years in TDCJ and includes offenses like Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, and others. A Third Degree Felony is...

  3. Can I get a pardon to move on with my life?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Louis Murat Newman IV
    2. Robert Sterling Guest
    2 lawyer answers

    Technically you can get a pardon for any State conviction in Texas, but the reality of it is that pardons are few and far between from the Governor. Some factors that might be helpful are if there was some proof of actual innocence and proof of wrong-doing on the part of the attorneys involved. However, if what you have is just the bad reputations of your attorney, you probably aren't going to get very far in getting a pardon. Hopefully your case would be eligible for a non-disclosure,...