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Robert L. Keates

Robert Keates’s Answers

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  • Whats needed for the police to arrest her, my ex girl friend vandalized my car and my house and police made no arrest

    although all circumistansial evidents proof she stole , the police still making no arrest, I am medical doctor with H1 visa, I have no criminal record and secret level clearance, 6 months ago i had online relationship with a woman who blackmail...

    Robert’s Answer

    A report would need to be filed with the PD. Then, you both need attorneys, especially if you have visa/immigration issues.

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  • If someone is on probation for an Injury to a Child/or Elderly felony and fail their drug test for PO, will they go to prison?

    They were never arrested before the felony charge. They were sentenced to 7 years of probation and this is the 2nd time in 4 years that they have failed their drug test for marijuana. The charge says "motion to proceed with adj of guilt". Does thi...

    Robert’s Answer

    The punishment (including prison) depends on the actual sentence from that case. Call a local attorney, give the case/cause number, and see what the options are.

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  • Arrested for pocs over a gram under 4. Heroin.

    It's my first felony charge, I have a pending dwi from 4 years ago in a different county in tx. other than that I have nothing on my record. No convictions, no other felony charges. Since my arrest I, on my own(I was not ordered to), attend na reg...

    Robert’s Answer

    In Travis County, if we can document the progress you describe, then you have a shot at probation. Over a Gram makes it more of an uphill battle, but you should have options.

    Call around and speak with a few Attorneys in the area.

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  • Got a citation for possession, but the marijuana was my friend's, so if he confesses, what will happen?

    I really don't know why I took the blame, maybe it was because it was in the heat of the moment, but I'm really regretting it now. It was under 2 grams. What would happen if my friend stepped up and confessed it was his?

    Robert’s Answer

    Agree with Erick. Possession means control over the marijuana, not ownership. It'll be up to the prosecutor on the case.

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  • How do I deal with this citation I received for possession of marijuana?

    I recently got a citation for possession and am wondering how to deal with it. I am 19 years old. It was maybe 2 grams or right under. This is the first time I am ever dealing with something like this as I have never been in trouble with the law b...

    Robert’s Answer

    Call and speak with a few local attorneys -- many offer Free Consultations to give you their take on the case and offer a quote. As a 1st time offender you should have several options, but your goal should be to have the case dismissed, since you don't want this case to haunt you for years down the road.

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  • What can a security guard do after when takes some thing from a site where hes working , then returns it?

    a security guard is working in a site he diceieds to take a item from a site that he is working .3 days later the security company calls the security guard to tell him to return the item. the security guard returns the item to the security compa...

    Robert’s Answer

    Its sounds like they may pursue Theft charges based on property being taken. He'll need to check for warrants or hire an attorney to check and then handle the case if filed.

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  • Incomplete (?) pre-trial diversion for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Texas

    In 2002, I was arrested for possession of marijuana under 2 oz. The DA in my county at the time agreed to pre-trial diversion, and I dutifully went to each meeting with the supervision officer and paid the required amounts. Several months later, I...

    Robert’s Answer

    It would be easy for an attorney to check for you (or you could call the Clerk's office yourself). If dismissed, you should be eligible for Expunction.

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  • The Judge order that I get a breathalyzer installed in my car then order my wife to have one installed in her car Is this legal?

    Charged with 3rd or more DWI Felony. Awaiting jury trial since Feb. 3rd 2013.

    Robert’s Answer

    It's typically ANY car you drive, especially on a bond condition.

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  • My brother is residence. and was caught with drugs. and was given probation of 10yrs no jail time. ice came to pick him.

    can they take hes resindency away

    Robert’s Answer

    While the arrest/conviction may have triggerd ICE holds and immigration issues, you'll now need to check with an Immigration Attorney. http://www.avvo.com/immigration-lawyer.html.

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  • I was arrested w $446 dollars in my possession.they let me keep my money taking me to jail with 20 missing. can I beat my case?

    I was arrested for possession of Marijuana in a drug free zone. I was taken back to my high school and they told me I would have to attend the alternative school for my district. they took me to central booking since I am 17, and when they put the...

    Robert’s Answer

    Whether you can beat the case depends on a lot of factors, including what you mean by "beat." There's many alternative ways to have a case dismissed, so call a few local attorneys and get some quotes, then hire one.

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