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  • I have been charged with for class A misdemeanors in Texas it is for false reports to the police will I do jail time?

    It is my first offense I'm a 25 false calls to the police in the past four years but they said they can only charge me with 4 because the statue of limitations only let them go back 2 years. But the police is telling me that they will still hold t...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to hire a local criminal defense lawyer ASAP. Most, including our firm, offer free consultations.

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  • What do you do if you're in a divorce/custody case and you run out of money and the attorney wants a lot more? Please help!

    My daughter filed for divorce the end of June 2016. She paid $200 consultation and I paid $5000 on my credit card. It's early August and the Attorney says she has to come up with $1500 more for the retainer. I guess they charged for each email and...

    Robert’s Answer

    I don't know any family lawyers in Kaufman County taking pro bono cases right now. It's just not economically feasible to pay our bills and work for free. If the father is abusive you should contact CPS.

    If dad's family has a lot of money, he has a definite advantage. Your daughter needs a lawyer to assist her, Legal Aid is a good place to start.

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  • I have been charged with 4 class A misdimentor for making false police reports in Texas. Will I do jail time?

    I have been going through some issues with my husband for the past few years and when I would get upset I would make false calls on myself to try to get arrested . I did this 25 times in the past 4years but they can only go back 2yrs. This is why ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Whether or not you serve time in jail depends on many factors, including your criminal history and the details of the cases against you. You need to hire a defense lawyer immediately to help make sure you don't go to jail. Most local defense firms, including ours, offer free consultations.

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  • What does it mean to have your felony replaced by an indictment

    Agg assault with a deadly weapon.

    Robert’s Answer

    A felony case begins with an indictment. That is, when the grand jury indicts your case then the case is filed against you and you start going to court etc. Now, I have no idea what it means to replace a felony, or what you were told but.... If you are facing a felony case you need to have an attorney advising you. You can't solve this case on Avvo, get a lawyer to assist ASAP.

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  • Can my class b misdemeanor be removed from my background?

    I have a class b misdemeanor for criminal trespassing that I would like taken off my background so I can provide for my family. I've been turned away from numerous jobs because of it. I can provide more in depth details but its to much to type her...

    Robert’s Answer

    If you were convicted, then you can't the case expunged or sealed. If you got deferred probation, you could apply for a non-disclosure. If you got pre trial diversion or were found not guilty at trial, you could have the case expunged.

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  • I know you cant give me a precise price amount but around how much would it cost in total to get a criminal defense attorney.

    I got charged with giving a kid xanax in school, possession of xanax, and under the influence. This is my charges "MAN DEL CS PG 3/4 <28G" , statue 481.114(b), and its a state jail felony.

    Robert’s Answer

    Did you get a DWI as well? I'm not sure what "under the influence" means. State Jail Felony cases is Kaufman County should cost you between $1,000 and $5,000 for legal fees depending on which lawyer/firm you go with. It's not that easy to just quote a price, the total fee will depend on your criminal history, and how many charges you have, inter alia. Being in a school zone makes your case more difficult, and delivery always makes the prosecutors angry. I understand that you need to get a lawyer you can afford, but don't make cost your only concern. Start by calling some local attorneys, Avvo is a great resource for that. I'd recommend someone local who practices often in Kaufman County. There are some great Dallas lawyers who come to Kaufman, but generally they charge more because of how much they have to commute, and our local system is kind of weird and getting good results in Kaufman County usually comes from understanding the local criminal justice system. Lawyers I like locally are Gil Altom, Tim Hartley, Brian Corrigan, and Brandi Fernandez, to name a few. Of course I think my firm is pretty awesome at helping defendants like you, but you should shop around and we are usually not the cheapest option.

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  • How long do they have to file a motion to compel &4 sanctions 4 failing answer discovery?

    We have a case in Kaufman co tx, it was a divorce & a decree was entered. Then one of the attorneys re-opened it to do a modification, & then there was a lot more activity. However, the parties reconciled & from 11/04/13 until 1/30/16 there has be...

    Robert’s Answer

    Well, first it depends on when the motion was filed, and when discovery was due. Was it filed during the original decree? Or the modification? Is there a scheduling order in the case? Trial setting? The discovery period might be over, or not.

    I'd talk to your lawyer about if filing a motion to compel is a good investment at this point.

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  • Does he have to take the lie detector test?

    My daughter got herself in trouble and decided instead of dealing with the punishment she was going to say that someone sexually hurt her. CPS and the police got involved. They are both stating that they do not believe her and that she is unreliab...

    Robert’s Answer

    That someone needs to hire a lawyer immediately. We have helped many suspects in someone's situation. You should not have someone take this polygraph until they retain counsel. Many polygraphs are actually a setup so the police can try to coerce a confession.

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  • CPS contacting me.

    I was recently contacted by CPS about a reports someone made against me for leaving my two children, ages 13 years and 4 months, alone at home. I feel this is a false report. Can I find out who made the report and is there anything I can do abou...

    Robert’s Answer

    CPS reports are confidential so it's nearly impossible to find out who made them. What can you do? If you are being investigating by CPS, even if it's a false complaint, hire a local lawyer to deal with them.

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  • During my recent divorce my ex hacked my new bank account to monitor my activities. What can be done?

    During my recent divorce my ex hacked my new bank account to monitor my activities. I set up this account after I left. She also hacked access to logins on my health insurance and retirement accounts and changed passwords. She claims her attorn...

    Robert’s Answer

    I would consult with a family lawyer immediately. You can call the police, but computer crimes are difficult to solve and/or investigate for many smaller department. I'm not sure Forney PD is well equipped to combat computer crimes. This might be different, but still, with a lawyer helping you I'd expect you will some areas to litigate.

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