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  • Needs to vacate a conviction from 2002 that my affect my immigration status as a legal permanent resident.

    i pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor B back in 2002 and now im afraid it may affect my immigration status, this happened in gillespie county tx, im trying to find a good criminal layer that could help me try to vacated this conviction, any help or ad...

    Robert’s Answer

    It's not easy to overturn a conviction in Texas. Your only option at this point is going to be to file a Writ to challenge the conviction. You can't appeal something this old. You need a local lawyer who handles post conviction matters, and you should have an immigration lawyer to advise you on how this will affect your status.

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  • Can my husbands burglary of bldg which was enhanced 2nd degree felony because of his crim history be reduced to a misd?

    He took a friend to a storage building, friend gave him the pass code to open the gate my hubby dropped his friend off and left came back 20 mins later, picked him up and they left. Later on my hubby found out the friend stole items from the stora...

    Robert’s Answer

    Can it be reduced? Sure, there is no legal barrier to plea bargaining to a lesser included offense, something like criminal trespass, or regular theft. Your husband needs to hire a local attorney to assist immediately. Every Kaufman County criminal defense lawyer I know, including our firm's team of defense lawyers, offer free consultations. Take advantage of that.

    I'll add that this story is going to be met with a high degree of skepticism from the DA's office given your husband's criminal history. You may need to hire a private investigator to assist and have your lawyer contact the "friend's" lawyer. Don't contact the friend yourself, it's a bad idea. Your husband needs a local experienced defense lawyer immediately.

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  • I have a friend who is on parole for theift 20k to 100k and got picked up for burglery of habitation possession on weed

    and driving while revoked he has 18 months of parole left what will he get for his convitions”

    Robert’s Answer

    Your friend needs a lawyer for the new charges, fighting those cases will help him with the parole hearing. If he has a blue warrant, then he can't get out of jail for a while, but he can start working on the new charges and have a lawyer start defending those so he doesn't end up with even more prison time than what he is already looking at

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  • My husband filed for divorce and I was served. He hasn't gotten with his attorney for me to see a decree. What should I do?

    He also hasn't paid addequate child support from the day he filed. It's been 2 months since he filed.

    Robert’s Answer

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    Hire a local family lawyer to assist. Most Rockwall divorce lawyers, including our firm, offer free consultations.

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  • How long do you have to sit in jail with no indictment? Bail set, no money. Assigned Public Defender.

    Supposed incident (delivery to a snitch) happened almost a year ago. No evidence has been given public defender assigned to case. Time in jail is 81 actual days with 30 served as trustee. Accused has no record other than tickets, no car insuran...

    Robert’s Answer

    90 days is right. He is entitled to a pr bond, or a bond he can afford if the State is not ready to go to trial in 90 days.

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  • If your on probation for poaching can you get a fishing license and fish?

    i know someone who is on probation for poaching and seen him fishing can he do that or is it against his probation?

    Robert’s Answer

    The usual Kaufman County Probation conditions don't mention hunting or fishing. The terms of probation are public records at the courthouse. They are filed with each plea in Kaufman County.

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  • Is it possible for someone that was sentenced to 24 years get a lawyer and get lesser years

    A robbery charge and it was his first time

    Robert’s Answer

    Possible, yes. It is probable? Doubtful. After someone is sentenced on a criminal case the only way to revisit the sentence is to file an appeal, motion for new trial, or writ; all of which are very difficult to win. You need to speak with a lawyer who handles post conviction matters. Most, including our firm, offer free consultations.

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  • DWI settlements

    I'm a teacher and I was hit by a drunk driver which totaled my car ad left me with a bulging disk in my neck that took over 3 months of treatments (PT, chiro, steroid injections) to relieve the pain. The other driver received a 20 year sentence fo...

    Robert’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your injuries and I hope you make a full recovery soon. The good news is that most local car accident lawyers (including our firm) offer free consultations. You don't have to let the insurance company take advantage of you. Hire a local attorney to negotiate on your behalf. If this was in Kaufman County then we can discuss the results of the last few car accidents trials. That's one advantage of a local firm, we understand the local justice system.

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  • Can I appeal to a temporary custody order before the final hearing?

    I was reading online that in order to open a custody case in texas it has to be in the county that the child has lived in for the past 6 months. my mother has opened a case in denton county. when she lives in wood county and I live in kaufman coun...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should consult with a local family lawyer and bring whatever papers you were served with. There are rules for which county a child custody case should be filed in, but to enforce those rules you need an attorney. You do not want to litigate this issue yourself. Most local family lawyers, including our firm, offers free consultations. Is this the grandparents filing suit in Wood county? Here is the AG page on grandparents rights in custody cases. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/elder/grandparents.shtml

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