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Rosario Stornello

Rosario Stornello’s Answers

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  • Probation violation

    I have a friend that was on probation in Brazoria county texas for 3 years for a felony 4, she was almost finished with her probation except for payments but she was threatened and abused by her ex husband and she ran, now there is a warrant for h...

    Rosario’s Answer

    She needs to hire an attorney ASAP!

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  • Is it a bad idea to hire a lawyer that mails letters or advertisements to you after you have been arrested?

    i have heard it is not a good idea to hire a lawyer that sends fliers/advertisements.that they may not be actually working in your best interest.

    Rosario’s Answer

    Referrals is a good way to find a criminal defense attorney. Ask all of your friends, co workers, acquaintances and others if they know of a criminal defense attorney that they know has brought positive results to anyone that they know. The other way is to find them on the internet or through other advertising. Then you should call and meet with several attorneys and find one that you like.

    This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice.

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  • In the state of Texas am I obligated to tell my current employer I have been convicted of a felony?

    After 4.5 years and the case being dismissed and reopened I have plead guilty to a felony charge of theft. I have been employed with the same company for three years and was wondering if I have to tell them? I do not handle money and I am just a...

    Rosario’s Answer

    Legally I do not believe you are required to report this to your employer. If it is specifically stated in your employee handbook that you must report and new criminal charges to them then they could terminate your employment if they find out about this case.

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  • Can a court hold you in jail after you accept a plea of deferred adjudication until sentencing court date arrives?

    Let's say your bond was revoked and you go to pre-trial hearing, you accept the probation agreement, they send you back to jail until the next court date for sentencing. How long until the court releases you?

    Rosario’s Answer

    You need to ask your lawyer why they reset your sentencing date, are you waiting on the pre-sentence report (PSI)

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  • What are his chances against aggravated asst with deadly weapon (knife)

    my boyfriend fought with me for trying to leave him for cheating..we got into a arguement, he beat me up, stabbed me across my hand from blockin, literally grabbed my arm & sliced me i started kickin he sliced my leg. i got like 25 stitches bruise...

    Rosario’s Answer

    Always tell the truth if you feel threatened then call the Harris County DA office and tell the prosecutor when you have written here. It is the prosecutors job to protect you and prosecute him

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  • I got caught stealing at walmart in the amount of eighteen dollars the cops were not called nor was i sited a ticket.

    they just told me i would recieve a letter in the mail having to pay walmart a fine or restutuion like 5 times the amout of stuff and if i did not pay they would take civil action if i do not pay this amount to walmart will they be able to get the...

    Rosario’s Answer

    If the police were not called then you have not been charged with theft at this time. If you receive a demand letter and don't pay it then Walmart can choose to sue you

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  • If you are charged with a federal crime and ordered to pay restitution if you marry will your spouse also be responsible for pay

    i was charged with obstruction of justice and ordered to pay 3 million in restitution. I want to know how this can affect my spouse.

    Rosario’s Answer

    You should ask the attorney who represented you on the case.

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  • How can I go about obtaining the form to apply a motion for early termination of probation?

    was on probation for a year completed all requirements i want to join the military so i need to get off probation to complete enlistment

    Rosario’s Answer

    There is no form. I would talk with your probation officer and ask them if they will put in for you to receive early termination. If your probation officer says no, then you need to hire a lawyer to file for termination for you. Make sure to give the lawyer documentation that you are enlisting. Make sure you have completed all of the requirements of probation, not had any violations, and served 1/2 of the probation term, then most judges in Harris County would early terminate (as long as it is a case that can be early terminated. Some cannot.)

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  • License suspended for 1 year- 2nd DWI. The 12 months is now up, what do I need to do next?

    Need to get my Driver's license re-instated after my 12-month suspension due to second DWI conviction in Harris, County Texas. Have not been contacted by the court, so need to know what I should do next.

    Rosario’s Answer

    Contact DPS they will tell you what you need to do to get your drivers license back. The Court has nothing to do with this.

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  • Burglary of a building

    I was arrested for burglary of a building and got out on $20,000 bail. I refused a court appointed lawyer but have changed my mind. The jail told me I might not come to trail for 3 months to a year. How do I ask for a lawyer?

    Rosario’s Answer

    If you are on bond you need to tell the court coordinator you want to apply for a court appointed lawyer. Depending on the Court (every Court does things differently) they will have you fill out a financial affidavit and then give it to the Judge who will decide if you qualify for a court appointed lawyer

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