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  • Criminal Defense - Should I get him out and should I get a different Lawyer?

    Asked by a user in Dallas, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    Here's a suggestion: Non-criminal defense lawyers and non-Texas lawyers should not attempt to answer Texas criminal defense questions. I generally believe that it's better for an accused to be out...

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • How to get out of jury duty?

    Asked by a user in Dallas, TX - about 6 years ago.

    There's a reason it's called jury "duty": it's our responsibility to sit on juries to make sure that our fellow human beings are judged by reasonable people like us. It's part of the cost of living...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Disclose deferred adjudication for minor in possession of alcohol on grad school application?

    Asked by a user in Austin, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    Right, unless you've had the MIP expunged. If you haven't already, now would probably be a good time to do so. Call lawyer Jamie Spencer in Austin.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • OWNING A GUN

    Asked by a user in Santa Fe, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    Depends on the crime. You lose (under federal and state law) to possess a firearm when you're convicted of a felony, whether violent or nonviolent. Are there misdemeanor nonviolent crimes that...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • MFND/expungement & the supposed $1000 penalty

    Asked by a user in Austin, TX - about 4 years ago.

    I presume, since you used the phrase a couple of times, that you're talking about a nondisclosure order rather than an expunction. Few questions: When was the nondisclosure ordered? What is...

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  • Deferred Adjudication or Not

    Asked by a user in Houston, TX - over 4 years ago.

    Doc, I have answered your question here:

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • What is the statue of limitations on statutory rape in the state of Texas?

    Asked by a user in Mcallen, TX - over 4 years ago.

    "Statutory rape" is sexual assault of a child (in Texas, under 17). There is no statute of limitations, in Texas, on statutory rape, and consent is not a defense (unless the child was at least 14 and...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Indictment anf information

    Asked by a user in Houston, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    A motion to quash indictment must be filed before the day of trial. The State can't amend the charging instrument on the day of trial over the defendant's objection. Not all changes to the...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Texas criminal code, what happens if a grand jury "no bills" a case

    Asked by a user in Plano, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    Let me add that the civil statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury. That is, a civil lawsuit must be filed within two years of the stabbing or not at all.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Texas criminal code, what happens if a grand jury "no bills" a case

    Asked by a user in Plano, TX - almost 6 years ago.

    A prosecutor can take the case back to the grand jury at any time before the statute of limitations expires or the case is expunged. There's nothing in the law to prevent it. Regardless of what...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer