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William Monroe Hines

William Hines’s Answers

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  • Can a defendant/s be arrested/indicted when there is a clear evidence of a crime/fraud happens during a civil trial?

    There is a civil case against a defendant/s and during the course of the discovery/trial there are enough evidence of a major crime/financial fraud is exposed. Will the defendant/s be indicted/arrested for the crimes or it has to happen at the cl...

    William’s Answer

    You can report this fraud to the local law enforcement for investigation. If you can convince a detective to look at it by bringing them your proof, you have a chance.

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  • I rejected a court appointed attorney when I first saw the judge, but I do need one. Can I still get one appointed?

    I had no idea what I was doing and I was scared and confused. When I went to see the magister and was asked, I just said no. Is it too late for me to have one appointed? This happened on Sunday morning, today is now Wednesday, if the time matters.

    William’s Answer

    If you are indigent and can not afford an attorney, you can always request the appointment of an attorney even if you did not request one initially. This is a right guaranteed you by the US constitution under Gideon v. Wainwright.

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  • Can I file for rape/ domestic violence against my husband while in the divorce process.

    I have been married since 2011 but at the time my husband was in the county jail awaiting a transfer. I have recently been able to see clearly I understand that I do not need to be in this situation anymore. I have had no contact with him since 3 ...

    William’s Answer

    There is no longer a statute of limitations for sexual assault in Texas. You can always report crimes of this nature even if there has been significant time since it occurred. The problem is that the delay and the context of the custody issue can be used to challenge your credibility.

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  • Is there any TEXAS state specific wire and mail fraud statutes? Can these charges be brought against on a State District court?

    I understand wire and mail frauds are federal violations /crimes. Can these be brought in state district courts against the defendant/s? Is there any Texas state specific or equivalent laws/statutes for violations on mail/wire frauds.

    William’s Answer

    It depends on what the nature of the fraud is. There are many Texas statutes that cover charges normally referred to in federal court as wire fraud. Theft securing the execution of a documentation, credit card fraud, to name a few.

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  • I need a criminal defense attorney asap

    Got busted no cops called they wrote down my information got a civil demand letter what should i do? I need a lawyer near 78758(austin,tx)

    William’s Answer

    Not necessarily. Sometimes a case will never be filed. It depends on the store, the agency and the actual officer involved. Please call me. I have handled many of these cases.

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  • Is taken anger management class for six month a part of a deferred prosecution agreement?

    If so how long does it take to get an expunge after completion of the anger management classes? How do you find out if it was dismiss or not?

    William’s Answer

    An anger management class is normally part of a deferred prosecution agreement. An expunction is normally not permissible until 2years after the date the offense was dismissed.

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  • Should I write the DA asking for my husbands stipulations on his bond be lifted because of family violence.which I am the victim

    My husband and I are slowly working things out. He's been in county for about 14 months got out last year for about 2 weeks on a p.r.bond well he violated that by having contact with me but I'm thinking of bonding him out but I'm afraid of him hav...

    William’s Answer

    You will almost certainly be contacted by either a representative of pretrial services or the District Attorney's office if your husband's lawyer believes there is a chance to have a personal bond approved. Give them your honest opinion on whether he will comply with conditions and whether he will pose a risk to you or your family.

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  • My brother has been convicted of one DWI, arested for it again but it was reduced to wreckless driving. He has since been arres

    He has since been arrested for DWI a third time and has been going through the court. He is going to get senteced on Wednesday. However, on last Friday he was arrested for public lewdness for having sex in public which is a class A misdemeanor h...

    William’s Answer

    He probably should go forward with the sentencing if his DWI is a misdemeanor. This is true because the new arrest is so recent, the prosecutors wouldn't know about it. If you postponed the case, they may find out and pull their offer. The new case sounds like one that could be dismissed if handled properly.

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  • What happens when you skip out on a felony dwi bond from Texas?

    My cousin was arrested for a felony dwi in texas. They got bailed out then left the state. They are refusing to come back but are worried that a bounty hunter will come and pick them up. How do I convince them to come back and turn themself in.

    William’s Answer

    It is very frightening to be charged with a felony that carries up to 10 years in prison. So, it is understandable someone would panic in this situation. Eventually he will get caught and it can be even worse on him than if he simply turns himself in. If he does not turn himself in and is caught by law enforcement or a bounty hunter he could have additional charges brought against him which brings more jail time.

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  • I was found guilty with possession with intent to distribute marijuana back on 2000. Did a times sentences of 5mths in a federal

    jail and 5mths house arrest. I have gotten my act straight and know i want to proceed on getting a Bachelors degree on Nursing but i'm afraid my criminal record will hurt me big time. Is there a way i can get it removed or do something so it won'...

    William’s Answer

    This depends on what the exact sentence was. If you were placed deferred ajudication you may qualify for a non-disclosure. If you your case was dismissed you may qualify for an expunction. However, if you served jail time as a sentence on this case you may not be able to seal the record.

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