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Andrew Johnston Williams

Andrew Williams’s Answers

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  • Can my 20 year old boyfriend go to jail if I get pregnant at 15 years of age?

    We've been together for 3 years and 8 months already. My parents support us from day one. Can he go to jail though I turn 16 in December.

    Andrew’s Answer

    I you have been together this long. That means he was dating you when you were roughly 12 and he as 16 or 17. The short answer is yes he can get into serious trouble. Besides going to prison, if convicted, he will have to register as a sex offender for many years to come.

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  • Criminal Court

    Is it possible in Dallas County, Tx to get old criminal court records from as far back as the 80's, I was convicted twice on 2 different charges and served time, I want to see the indictments in both cases, can someone advise me?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Go to Criminal district clerk's office. The records should be public. They may be archived depending on how old they are and the storage process of the clerk's office but they should be there.

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  • Can Texas prove theft and my court appointed attorney seems like he's on there side

    The state has charged me with theft 500-1500 class B misdemeanor. They state that they have video of me selling a stolen gold watch to a pawnshop for 60$ and that the pawnshop melted it down before it could be taken into evidence. I have used tha...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Going to trial is always a risk. If there is a video you are entitled to seeing it. Does the pawn shop owner remember you selling him the watch? Has anyone talked to him/her? is there a security video at the pawn shop,? If so, subpoena the video and look at it. What is the other evidence they have connecting you to the stolen watch? Are there witnesses? You need to get a lot more facts before you can decide on going to trial. Ask your lawyer all the questions you want answered regarding the evidence against him. Ask him to explain the risks of going to trial based. Make a decision based on all the facts and information you can get. If you are not satisfied with your attorney, you can hire another attorney of your choice. However, the new attorney may come to the same conclusion as the appointed attorney.

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  • What happens if you get in trouble while completing deferred adjudication?

    I am less than a month away from finishing my deferred adjudication for a minor DUI and was charged with P.O.D.P., possession of fictitious DL, and open container last night. What does this mean for my other ticket? What will the cost/penalties of...

    Andrew’s Answer

    They are also required to file the motion to revoke before the period of the probation expires. If not the deferred probation expires and the court cannot revoke you.

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  • What is the age of consent in Texas? What's legal?

    Ex: a 17 year old boy gets with a 23 year old girl or the other way around . http://www.lassiterlawoffice.com/faq/what-is-the-age-of-consent-in-texas/ << says in 2015 which it hasn't changed since 2008 everywhere I have read says its 17 . The pena...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Age of consent is 17 years old in Texas. Consent is the key word here. Has to be consensual by both parties.

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  • Can't afford probation fee's. What can I do now?

    So I'm on probation for a deferred adjudication for a felony control substance reduced to a misdemeanor once I'm done and I've completed everything (community service, drug classes, etc) except for paying my fee's. At the beginning of probation I ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Court's will generally be open to amend the conditions of probation if you are really having financial problems. But they better be legitimate money problems and not just trying to wiggle out of paying. It is rare of a court to revoke probation if the person is having difficult time with finances. Approach your PO and let him/her know right away. Don't just not pay without an explanation.

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  • Boyfriend has probation with stipulation that he can't come home. If I show up to court can we have the stipulation removed?

    On Christmas my boyfriend and I got into a spat and he ended up handcuffed and in jail. I refused to write a statement of fill out any paperwork, so the state picked up the charges. I contacted the DAs office and asked that the charges be dropped ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Contact his lawyer. Go to court, but not together with him. Tell his lawyer you want to be heard on this matter. It's worth a try. They can only say no to you. So you are no worse off than before. Just don't go to court with him or he may get into more hot water. At least you tried. Court may change its position if judge is sure he is not a threat to you.

    GOOD LUCK.

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  • Can my husband be transferred from doing work in the state jail to education classes.

    My husband is doing state time in Atascocita, and was wondering if he can be transferred to a education classes, instead of doing work well that affect his 20 percent

    Andrew’s Answer

    He can sure try if he goes through channels in the state jail system. But he will need to do it from the inside. A parole attorney may be able to advise you as to the actual details of getting this done. Education would much more beneficial and valuable then working in the long run.

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  • Update

    Ok the attorney told my bf that they are going to keep pushing his court because in the summer a "friend" of his was involved in a murder and his "friend" is jail for it and they believe my bf knows more about it and they want to hold him but he h...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would consult with a lawyer immediately. Tell the lawyer everything that is taking place. This is a confidential meeting with the lawyer. the lawyer can advise you better after knowing all the facts. You should in the mean time NOT talk to anyone about this before talking to a good criminal defense lawyer.

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  • How much time will you serve on a burglary of a habitat in a second degree felony with 18 months seat jail and 10 years tdc?

    Motion to revoke probation

    Andrew’s Answer

    It depends on a variety of factors. A person will get all jail time credit for the offense if in jail for that offense. TDC has its own system of determining when a person gets out on parole. Past criminal history, good time credit, behavior in TDC etc. However, one is eligible for parole after serving 25% of the sentence. But this does not mean one will actually be paroled after that time period.

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