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Katherine Ellen Shipman

Conroe Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My brother went to trial for conspiracy and intent to distribute a controlled substance and was convicted. can we appeal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Scott Mcham
    2. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    4. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    5. Joshua Sachs
    5 lawyer answers

    The appellate timelines are strict, and if they aren't followed, your brother may lose his right to appeal. Typically, it is the trial attorney's responsibility to file a notice of appeal. If your brother had a court appointed attorney and was sentenced to prison after his conviction, then he is likely eligible for a court appointed attorney on appeal. Remember, however, that there is a big difference between an appeal being filed, and a case being overturned on appeal. If you can afford to...

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  2. My son was involved in a high speed accident which resulted in fatalities, no alcohol or drugs involved. 5 killed, 2 injured.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Robert Sterling Guest
    3. Brian Heath Crockett
    4. Gregory H. Bevel
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    While there may be a proposed bill to reduce the time before your son becomes parole eligible, the current law would require that he serve at least 7.5 years of a 15 year sentence. Medical parole in Texas is VERY rare. In any event, if you do decide to seek some type of intervention with TDC regarding your son's medical care, you should consider hiring a lawfirm who has successfully litigated against Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the past, and/or a firm or attorney who focuses on...

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  3. My son has been charged with aggravated sexual assault with child and sexual assault with child in dallas,tx.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    It is technically possible for him to be released on a Personal Recognizance bond ("PR Bond"), but it is HIGHLY unlikely. Under Texas law, the only way for your son to get probation for aggravated sexual assault of a child or sexual assault of a child is for the prosecutor to agree to it as part of a plea bargain or for the judge to sentence him to deferred adjudication after he enters a plea of guilty. The possibility of probation for these charges is covered by Article 42.12 Section 3g of...

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  4. What are my chances of going to jail for first DWI in frisco tx? I am a single mom and dont have any family here for help.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Aaron Christopher Harper
    2. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    3. Stephen Andrew Hamer
    4. Bryan L. Walter
    5. Billy Jack Stovall II
    5 lawyer answers

    I must respectfully DISAGREE with Mr. Walter - do NOT talk to the DA without consulting an attorney first. Please. You should contact an attorney who specializes in, or frequently handles DWI cases. Many criminal defense lawyers offer free criminal consultations, and a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to walk you through the process relatively quickly. While it is possible that you could serve jail time on a DWI 1st, probation is much more likely in almost all...

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  5. I NEED THE BEST DWI ATTORNEY IN FORT BEND COUNTY TEXAS. PLEASE HELP!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3. Nicole Wignall DeBorde
    4. Richard Timothy Jones
    5. Woodrow Wilson I Dixon III
    5 lawyer answers

    There are many competent DWI attorneys in the Houston area. For " the best" you can expect to pay upwards of $25K for a DWI. But, in some cases, even "the best" may not be able to get the charge dismissed. Do your research, meet with several attorneys and hire that attorney that you trust to handle your case irrespective of his/her fee. Remember, when you purchase the services of an attorney, you are purchasing his/her time and attention to your case along with his/her expertise and...

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  6. Is it possible to get a clas a misdeminor assault case set aside in Texas? I was convicted guilty. No deferred adjudication

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    No, unless you are pardoned by the Governor or your conviction is set aside after a writ of habeas corpus if you can prove ineffective assistance of counsel or an involuntary plea, which is VERY rare in cases when the Defendant pled guilty.

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  7. Penalty for firearm possession while intoxicated?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Jacob Robert Jenkins
    2. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    3. Amber Vazquez Bode
    4. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4 lawyer answers

    In Texas, it is a Class A misdemeanor for a Concealed Handgun License holder to possess a firearm while intoxicated. It is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and up to 1 year in county jail. The same penalty applies to someone who intentionally, knowingly or recklessly sells or transfers (gives, loans, etc.) a firearm to an intoxicated person. It is not a crime to be intoxicated and merely possess a firearm. If it were, it would be illegal to be intoxicated in your own home and have a...

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  8. What is pretrial motion?? And why don't the da dismiss the case before pretrial motion why wait to pretrial motion to dismiss???

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4. Bart Charles Craytor
    5. Jacqueline R. Kriebel
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to discuss this with your attorney. Ask him or her to help you understand the trial strategy and answer your questions, fully and completely. Ask him/her to schedule an appointment with you to discuss all of your questions, and when the appointment happens, be ready with a list of questions for your attorney. Also, you could write to your attorney or send your attorney an email with those questions. Your question does not provide enough information for anyone to provide a...

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  9. Can a murder conviction be expunged?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    4. David Daniel White
    4 lawyer answers

    No. A conviction for murder cannot be expunged. The only way to remove a murder conviction from your record is to be granted a pardon by the governor or to have the conviction overturned on a writ of habeas corpus. If you wish to pursue either option, you need to consult with an attorney who specializes in either pardons or post-conviction writs.

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  10. Will i get jail time or probation for felony charge of theft for 3500 . On my first ever felony charge .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4. David Daniel White
    4 lawyer answers

    Whether you get jail time or probation depends on a number of factors that are too numerous to list here. Without prior convictions of any kind, the range of punishment for theft of between $1500 and $20,000 is a fine of up to $10,000 and between six months and two years in a state jail facility. It is a "State Jail Felony", which means you would have a felony on your record for life if you are convicted. In most jurisdictions, probation would not be uncommon with an otherwise clean criminal...

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