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Jason D. Ray

Austin Administrative Law Lawyer.

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  1. Is deferred adjudication acknowledged by the federal government?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Lee Keller King
    2. Jason D. Ray
    3. Cynthia Russell Henley
    4. David R. Lee
    5. Joshua Sachs
    5 lawyer answers

    Many Texas agencies consider a deferred adjudication to be a conviction for the purposes of occupational licensing. Also, the concealed handgun license statute treats deferreds and probation as convictions.

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  2. Can you get an insurance license in Texas with a 2nd Degree felony conviction?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jason D. Ray
    2. Theresa Cay Langford
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    You face an uphill battle. It depends on the facts, but finding the answer is not particularly difficult. First, what will you be doing in the insurance world- acting as an agent, an adjuster, etc? It makes a difference, because different licenses have different standards. Second, you should know that for many occupational licenses in Texas, a deferred adjudication or probation is considered the same as a conviction by the agency. A felony conviction is grounds for the TxDeptIns to deny a...

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  3. Can a RPh file an injunction to regain Temp Pharmacy license that has been mandated to be surrendered with out due process. TX.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    2. Jason D. Ray
    2 lawyer answers

    Any occupational license, such as an Pharmacist license, is considered property. The Texas Constitution, like the US Constitution, prevents the deprivation of property without due process. Generally, any agency, such as the State Board of Pharmacy , must provide due process in order to suspend or revoke a license, and the process for that is outlined in the Pharmacy Act (Chapters 551-569, Occupations Code) and Board rules. (22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapters 281-311). However, without...

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  4. Parking in handicapped spots in tx

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jason D. Ray
    1 lawyer answer

    The standards for handicapped accessible parking are set by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The specific provision you are looking for is here: http://www.license.state.tx.us/ab/2012abtas5.htm#502 excepted here: 502.6 Identification. Parking space identification signs shall include the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with 703.7.2.1. Signs identifying van parking spaces shall contain the designation "van accessible." Signs shall be 60 inches (1525 mm)...

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  5. I sent a letter by certified mail RRR to the attorney general for an open record request. To this day they have not responded,

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jason D. Ray
    2. Brian Heath Crockett
    2 lawyer answers

    I will assume that you sent the request to the AG because you are seeking records from the AG, and not some other state agency. The Texas Public Information Act requires that a requester send his request directly to the governmental body, and that the governmental body respond directly to the requester's request. If you were actually seeking information from the AG, I would next give them a call. The AG's Open Records Hotline and explain the situation. 512-478-6736 (478-OPEN) The AG is...

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  6. How i can remove my property information from the public record?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jason D. Ray
    1 lawyer answer

    It is impossible to REMOVE/DESTROY public records relating to your property. Records held by Texas agencies are subject to the Records Retention Act and the Public Information Act. The Records Retention Act requires that any agency holding information retain it for a period of time, and it may not destroy the information. The Public Information Act allows access to public information for anyone who requests it. The definition of "public information" is very broad, and includes any information...

  7. Can you have two Texas state I.ds?? If u lost one then got a new one then found the one u lost,can u use both of them or just

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jason D. Ray
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    I used to work as an attorney at DPS, and I can tell you that DPS requires that you destroy any old license. The official DPS website says as much: https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/txdl/faq.dl?locale=en_US#question17 Actually, the specific Texas statute that requires you surrender your previous license reads: Sec. 521.182. SURRENDER OF LICENSE ISSUED BY OTHER JURISDICTION. (a) A person is not entitled to receive a driver's license until the person surrenders to the department each...

  8. Anyway to look up propeller accidents/ deaths from 1980's dfw area?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jason D. Ray
    1 lawyer answer

    You should start with the National Transportation Safety Board website, which allows you to access documents related to aviation accidents. http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/index.aspx Records from the 80's may not be available in electronic format through the website, though, so if they aren't I would consider making a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the agency for the records you want. FOIA requests can be simple and straightforward requests for records, documents and...