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  • Cause for request to change court appointed attny

    My son in law spoke with his court appointed attny today. She did return his initial call about setting up a meeting and said she would call back when she had the date/time/location set. When she called back she was rude and said she had looked ov...

    Robert’s Answer

    Most judges will not let you switch court appointed lawyers. Your best option is to interview local defense lawyers and hire the best defense lawyer you can afford to help your son in law. A criminal conviction lasts forever in Texas, so it's worth it to invest in a lawyer who will fight the case.

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  • Can civil or non criminal records be sealed or expunged?

    I have some negative behavior on a job 16 years ago that is non criminal that is still noticeable on a simple background check by anyone. Can this info be sealed or removed?

    Robert’s Answer

    What kind of job behavior comes up on a background check? You have to be arrested to even apply for an expunction, if not, you can't file.

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  • I was on probation for Impeding breath and 2 years into probation I did it again.

    Since the incident I have been going to IOP, AA, BIPP, and Anger Management. Something is wrong with me and I thought I was ok because on the first violation the psych eval ordered by the court they cleared me as being ok. How much time do you thi...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to hire a defense lawyer immediately. How much time am I going to get assumes that prison is the only option. If you have mental health issues there may be ways to address those that don't involve prison. No lawyer on Avvo can guess how your case will end. You need a consultation, and most Dallas criminal lawyers (including ours), don't charge for consults. Take advantage of that opportunity and find a lawyer who can help.

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  • Is there any hope for a employee in an alaska public school district back in 1979 in an extreemly stressful and violent employm

    the computer wont work properly. can i still sue even thoughm aclaim was denied 1995 after alaska sent an attorney to depose me in jasper,texas, sent me to san francisco, california where psychiatrist careroll broadsky determined no psychological...

    Robert’s Answer

    It's hard to tell what area of law this question falls under, or what you are asking. Still sue who for what? Why were you deposed? If you are suffering from a mental illness you should seek help for that issue. If you have a legal question about an event in Alaska, you should discuss that with a lawyer licensed in Alaska.

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  • My brother was found guilty on capital murder. .

    I would like to get further info on the process of an appeal.

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to hire a local post conviction lawyer immediately. The process involves filing a notice of appeal, possibly a new trial motion, and then reviewing the case for the best possible arguments on appeal. It's not something that is simple enough to explain on Avvo. Your brother most likely has a court appointed appellate lawyer, you should ask him/her what to expect. You can also try to retain a private appeals lawyer if you want.

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  • Texas case law and legal precedents for police brutality/ex force? police writing a misleading report by omitting information?

    Looking to get a case dismissed due to police brutality during arrest, excessive property damage during search, and omitting material information from the police report

    Robert’s Answer

    You'll need to hire a defense lawyer to assist. These aren't issues you can litigate without a defense lawyer. All police reports are misleading to some degree, in that officers usually only include information that fits their conclusion (that you are guilty) and they mold the events to fit that narrative and leave out other information that would show a defendant's innocence, it's police report writing 101.

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  • If my daughter is fifteen and she got pregnant by a nineteen year old and they got married in another State will he face prison

    He married her to keep from going to prison and at this time he does have a case opened up for sexual assault and he was sent a letter in the mail to call and go to the station for interview with the sheriff what are his chances of him not going ...

    Robert’s Answer

    He should not speak with the sheriff, or call to set up an interview, or speak with anyone in law enforcement until he hires a defense lawyer.

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  • How can I go about getting my records hidden?

    I have a 2 felonies that I would like to have hidden. I did 1yr9mths tdc time back in 08 and was released in 09. Finished up parole in 2012. I have not gotten into any trouble. what should I do?

    Robert’s Answer

    If you went to TDC then you were convicted, and convictions can not be expunged in Texas. All you can do is apply for a pardon, but Rick Perry hates granting pardons, you have a better chance at winning the lottery. Sorry, but under the current law you can't expunge your records.

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  • Can late notice of a probable cause hearing demand dismissal on the merits?

    computer not working well. served with notice 24 hours late. 972/231.2841

    Robert’s Answer

    Dismissal of the case? The hearing? I'm not sure what you're asking. What's the PC hearing for? A motion to suppress? An examining trial? Is this a state case? Federal? I need more information, which you don't want to post online as it's not privileged. If you are facing a hearing in a criminal case you should have a lawyer representing you.

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  • What does Open plea of true mean ?

    my bf was arrested for a probation violation for failure to report . He had a motion to revoke , two announcements , now on his case file it says under event type open plea and und the comments it says Open plea of true which is not in tell may ....

    Robert’s Answer

    Generally an open plea of guilty or true (in probation cases), is when you plead without a plea bargain, or agreed upon sentence and you let the judge or jury decide the punishment.

    In this case it appears your boyfriend is going to tell the judge the allegations in the motion to revoke his probation are true, and ask the judge to sentence him.

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