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Cynthia Russell Henley

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  • Can i be a peace officer, or own a firearm.

    i have five felonies. One is a class 2 felonie. They were all adjudications. In court they told me i can have my rights back when i turned 25, im now 26 i applied to have my rights restored but they are now telling me i have to wait till i turn 30...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    Texas does not have "class 2" felonies. Ours are listed by degree. If you have felony convictions, then regardless of what the state law is, federal law does not allow convicted felons to own or transfer firearms or ammunition.

    Change your state to AZ to get answers from lawyers there who understand their laws.

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  • Is it illegal for a 23 year old male date a 16 year old female in texas? . If so, at what age will this relationship be legal?

    I am a 16 year old female and a 23 year old and I are trying to have something more serious, he is willing to speak to my parents, but I am just curious if this would be a legal relationship.

    Cynthia’s Answer

    Dating is not illegal but ANY type of sexual contact is illegal. You cannot legally consent until you are 17 years old. And, you parents cannot give you permission, either.

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  • What is my next step for legal defense against an 8-year old deferred traffic citation that was paid & now Capias Pro?

    In 2007 I received a speeding ticket from the City of Ferris. I utilized a traffic attorney that secured deferred disposition. I paid the fine and didn't think about it again. Eight years later I cannot renew my driver's license because my record...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    Capias pro fine just means to pay the money. If I were you, I would forget the headaches and problems and just pay it again. I know it is very aggravating but look at all the headaches you are dealing with.

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  • How long does it take if an attorney said he sent paperwork to the jail for an inmates release?

    I hired an attorney who said he sent in paperwork from the courthouse at 530 pm. He said it would take 12-18 hours for him to be released but nothing is showing in the system

    Cynthia’s Answer

    What kind of papers can a lawyer file to get an inmate released? Are you talking about a bond? if it is a bond, then it has to go through an internal process that depends, unfortunately, on whether those who are processing it are doing their jobs or playing on their phones. Very frustrating.

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  • How do I contact? Do need a lawyer for this ?

    Suspended license due to unpaid tickets, how can I make payment arrangements and get like a temp incense until all my fines are paid?

    Cynthia’s Answer

    Why don't you start by contacting the court to see what they have available to help with the payment of the fines / fees. Some times you can do community service in lieu of paying money. If not, then perhaps you can talk with them about a payment plan - without having to spend more money on a lawyer. It may be that they will notify DPS if you start making payments and the suspension will be lifted. (Be sure to read DPS's website for rules.)

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  • What do I do?

    So I got 4 citations today on my motorcycle in TX. Speeding(I was speeding - under 25mph), no REAR view mirror (motorcycle fell), failure of responsibility for Insurance( just moved from Florida and didn't know TX requires motorcycle insurance) an...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer who specialized in traffic matters to work the cases together to where they will cause the least negative effect on you.

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  • I need help getting 1/2 warrants dropped ASAP. The warrants derived form a no seat belt ticket, 2-3 years ago, what should I do?

    What happened was that the first day I went to court the lady told me that the printer wasn't working so I gave her my address and she said she would mail me the paper, but the paper never got to me so I never knew when my court date was and by th...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    It is best to hire a traffic lawyer who can take you in and get things handled. There are MANY who specialize in just traffic matters in Houston. Look them up online.

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  • What can i do when police will not do anything with my friend who was raped and is now being stalked by the rapist?

    My friend was raped numerous times by her former roommate who also admitted to sexually assaulting her 3 year old daughter, and she was too afraid to report it because she had nowhere else to go at the time. She eventually filed charges and is no...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    How can he send threatening messages if you both have blocked him? That is step one. Step two is document every call, sighting, other contact including writing down the details and take a photo if possible. Third, stay away from where he goes. If the DA refuses charges, then the only other thing she can do is hire a lawyer to sue him.

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  • Texas continuing tort case for sexual abuse

    In 1991 I was raped on two separate occasions by a man I was staying with and babysitting for. I was 13 and he was around 30. I ended up pregnant by him and gave birth to my daughter. For years I kept this secret not even telling my parents who se...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    I believe that the time for filing a civil lawsuit is long gone, although you can call police to see what can be done for a criminal charge.

    I suggest you re-post the question and put the practice area as some kind of civil case - like "lawsuits and disputes" and perhaps "family".

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  • Can I get my money back?

    Charged 1st degree felony(drug related), 08/ 2014. Money seized from bank account. Civil case money. Recently looked up case online to find out it has been closed in 04/ 2015. "dismissed for want of prosecution" says online. Had a lawyer that I hi...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Lloyd - find someone who will take the case on a contingency to help you out. No one is going to work for free.

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