I had a domestic dispute many years ago and I just recently thought about doing an open records request, and what I found was shocking. There are serious details, even down to quotes of nasty things we told the officers we had said to each other i...
It is good that you have the records already because those specific report numbers are need for the petition. The process takes about 3-4 months to go through to have these records purged. For misdemeanors, if more than 2 years have passed, then you are eligible to expunge all records related to this incident.See question
I am being tried for the three strike law it is on possession of a controlled substance. The third charge is less then the first two and its been 10 years since I've gotten in any trouble.
You need a good lawyer. You have to defend your whole life.See question
this is false and i have out of work for 3 weeks now need help
You need to retain a criminal defense attorney immediately. It is highly likely that a felony case of injury to a child (possibly multiple cases) is being investigated against you. It is unlikely that your innocence will easily be established without the help of counsel. Act quickly.See question
how difficult is it for the average person to represent themselves on b misdemeanor charges for harassment in texas ? is it very likely that I could win a case without an attorney ?
I hate to tell you that you have almost no chance to help yourself. The DA is unlikely to back off from their position even if it is completely unreasonable if you do not have an attorney. You are much more likely to make matters worse. A person who represents himself in a jailable offense like this has a fool for a client. Call a lawyer immediately.See question
I have prior theft charges and I was at the scene of a theft crime and witnessed it. If I don't cooperate with the police can they charge me with the crime?
Mere presence does not make you a party to an offense, but if the police believed that you helped in any way however slight (ie. lookout, driver, etc.), they will charge you. Your willingness to cooperate does affect the police and their opinion on whether you should be charged, but you don't want to go in and implicate yourself inadvertently while talking to the police, either. The bottomline is that these matters are too complex for you to figure out on your own. It would be like doing brain surgery on yourself. Get a lawyer immediately!See question
Does this sound like the correct process? Any further tips? I got a Public Intoxication and I want it dismissed. From what I've gathered, I will need to: 1) I will ask for deferred probation. (I should NOT plead guilty or even no-contest) 2) I wil...
One misstep and this is on your record forever. Also, if you file the Expunction incorrectly you could waste precious time and money or even bar yourself from successfully expunging the matter in the future. Contact an attorney for the PI phase and the Expungement phase. Protect yourself. Most lawyers discount their fees if they are getting hired for both.See question
Dont have any further details at this time.
There are huge variety of factors that would determine the sentence. The facts of the case itself, the criminal history of the defendant, and other mitigating information about the defendant. The strength of the case plays a large role in that weaker cases can get reduced to a misdemeanor regardless of the defendant's background. Mitigating evidence would include personal tragedy and efforts at treatment and rehabilitation. The formula is complex and you need a skilled attorney to sort through it for you.See question
will expunction destroy the criminal records from FBI database such as III,NCIC,NICS ...? Thank you"
Yes. A properly drafted Order of Expunction specifically includes these contingencies.See question
Convicted of DWI in Dallas County, being transferred to Denton currently because I technically live in Denton County so that took about a month. First meeting (interview) is today in Denton. On the terms of probation paper I received from...
Consult with an attorney with a copy of your terms if you are just avoiding the hassle of additional costs. If you are refusing without the proper diplomacy, they will immediately red-flag you as a "trouble maker" and amend your conditions to add UAs or maybe even treatment. It is best to stay off the radar while on probation. Talk to an attorney. Have a plan for ANY opposition to probation.See question
My husband is serving time on a 10 years sentence. Can his probation officer from a previse case in a different county, can they go into the system and put a bench warrant out for him to revoke his probation if he already in jail / prison serving ...
Yes. It will also be in his interests that this happen. You also need to be concerned about his backtime credit. The revocation case warrant must served on your husband so that he can start getting backtime credit. That way once he is bench warranted to the county of his probation, he will have already started serving time on his revocation sentence. Your lawyer should start negotiating now as to what the plea bargain would be on the revocation. When your husband is released from prison, you want him to be free and clear.See question