He needs to hire a lawyer right away. He has been charged with a class B misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 6 months in jail, with the possibility of probation.
His mental status at the time of the alleged offense needs to be looked into as well by his lawyer.
This is a tricky question and will ultimately require you to sit down with a Texas attorney and have a consultation. Most States in the USA are signatories to the Interstate Compact. This means that if your Drivers license is suspended in one state and you move to another state the new state will honor the suspension until your satisfy the requirements of the original state. The real determining factor is whether or not your DL is suspended in Arizona. If it is then Texas will not issue you...
You have a final conviction because you did 18 months state jail. Final convictions can not be removed from your criminal record ever. In Texas a person can file for an expunction of a case that was dismissed or that they were aquitted of. A person can seal a record if the successfully completed deferred ajudication probation.
However if you serve jail or prison time then it is a final conviction and can not be removed from your criminal record
In harris county once you bond out the court usually requires you truy to hire an attorney. Your friend definately needs to hire an attorney that is able to take his case to trail. If he is innocent of the crime he should not take any plea bargain. The would require him to plead guilty andf the this would remain on his record for ever. He needs to talk with an experienced trial lawyer about fighting this case.
You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. When you hire an attorney they will read the police report and then go over all of the facts and law with you.
Generally the law says, a person is entitled to use non-deadly force to defend against the use of non-deadly force against him. A person is entitled to use deadly force against the use or threat of the use of deadly force against him. A person is NOT entitled to use deadly force against the use of non-deadly force -...
If you have been accused of a crime and the police are investigating then you should never speak to law enforcement with out first seeking advise from an attorney. Do not assume this is a friendly meeting this could have terrible consequences for you unless you hire an attorney to protect your rights.