I am a defendant in a criminal case and I have only talked with my attorney for maybe 3 hours in the last year. He doesn't appear to have my interest in mind. He only wants to make a deal. He hasn't discussed my case at all with me. Displays signs...
I strongly agree with what the other attorneys have written. I would add that it is suspicious if your lawyer hasn't shared with you at least a redacted version of the discovery. "Redacted" means that certain sensitive things need to be removed. If you have a contract with your attorney get a copy of that contract and read it carefully. If you don't have a contract ask your attorney to provide you with one. It is always appropriate to get a second or third opinion from other attorneys - especially if you have concerns about the first one you're dealing with!
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I have a 1st offense DWI and my blood was drawn when I got to the police department. I received a DIC-24.
The DIC-24 Statutory Warning does not always trigger a DL Suspension. The follow up DIC-23 Notice of Suspension is what triggers suspension proceedings.
If you didn't refuse a breath or a blood test, and they didn't confiscate your DL or give you a DIC-23 Notice of Suspension, there may not be DL suspension proceedings YET. But a DL suspension may be forthcoming in a month or two if your blood test is over the legal limit of 0.08 BAC.
DWI cases are complicated. You should SPEAK with an attorney within 7 days of your arrest - preferably two or three. If you'd like several pages of free written information about DWI cases send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick up your phone and CALL some attorneys. By answering THEIR questions you'll get YOUR answers!
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I was pulled over and arrested on Saturday in Mansfield, Texas for a 1st offence DWI. I was given a sobriety test but failed miserably. Blood was drawn at the police department. They kept my there till the next day. Will this count as time served?...
Every situation is different. To get any meaningful information about a DWI case, you'll have to actually SPEAK to an attorney - preferably two or three. Your question is basically "What's going to happen on my case?" And the answer is "It depends on a lot of information that you haven't provided yet." If you asked an auto mechanic "What is wrong with my car?" Don't you think he'd need more information to intelligently answer the question?
If you'd like several pages of free written information about DWI cases send an email request to email@example.com.
IMPORTANT: Speak to a lawyer within seven days of your arrest. There are important deadlines that you don't want to miss. Good luck to you!See question
I went to court and gave a plea of no contest to over speed ticket in Sep 8.2016 and the judge gave me six month to dismiss my case, on Dec 31.2016 I got a red light camera ticket and Don't know what will happen to me now if I pay that ticket, is ...
A red light camera ticket is indeed a civil matter and will have no effect whatsoever on your deferred adjudication on the Speeding Ticket - regardless of how you handle it. But it is a legal matter and as such it shouldn't simply be ignored - that only causes more problems. Because it is a civil matter, they can't issue a warrant for your arrest if you ignore it. But what they can do is prevent you from renewing your drivers license or registering the vehicle until you have paid the ticket and other administrative fees that will be added if you don't take care of the ticket within the period time they allow. They also can boot your car and charge additional administrative fees for that.
Just pay the ticket. Paying a red light camera ticket has no other consequence. It won't go on your driving record, it won't increase your insurance rates, and it won't incur any church surcharges down the road.
If you don't want to take my word for it, call the number on the ticket itself and ask them what they can do to you if you don't pay the ticket. I'm sure that they will be happy to share all the horrible things that can happen to you.
This is one of the few occasions where hiring a lawyer probably won't do you any good. Just pay the ticket as soon as possible and get on with your life.
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I know it depends on the judge . I just like too hear what others who are familiar with criminal law and their opinion . My child's father is in jail for his 3rd time for probation violation . It was violated by not showing up too appointments . F...
It depends on the judge. it depends on the particular violation. it depends upon what he was originally charged with.
If someone has been placed on probation, then they violate that probation, and the prosecutor can prove that he violated that probation, then the judge is allowed to do anything that the law allows. For repeat violators, as seems to be the case here, eventually the judge will just put them in jail whatever sends they think is deserved.
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I received a concurrent sentence on two misdemeanor charges. Each sentence included 40 hours of community service. I've completed the 40 hours of community service; HOWEVER, the probation officer says I still have to complete 40 hours more even th...
Probation fees and the probation term generally run concurrent. Fines, court costs, and community service hours typically are cumulative, or added together. If you have any disagreements with your probation officer, you can approach the judge. The judge has the final call on such matters, and you would be well advised to hire a lawyer.See question
Basically I went to my mother's house the night before xmas eve my mother was drunk and starting a fight I went outside after exchanging a few words with her and my 17 year old sister charged at me jumping on my back pulling my hair my mother who ...
In Texas, assault family violence charges are extremely serious, even if they are "only" class C misdemeanors. A conviction can affect your right to have a firearm and can also lead to felony charges if a similar charge is brought against you in the future. Contact an attorney in your area as soon as possible to assist you.See question
My probation office pressures me to have sex with him and promises that he'll get me off probation early if I do. Can I sue for emotional distress I'm pregnant at the moment
Those are extremely serious allegations. If true, your probation officer needs to be terminated immediately and investigated for criminal charges himself. I suspect that many area criminal defense attorneys would be willing to assist you on this matter. You should act immediately. Call around and see if you're able to find an attorney willing to assist you for free. It will be especially important to record him making such inappropriate advances toward you.See question
Family violence my girlfriend mom called and no violence was done
"No violence was done."
If no violence was done, then no offense was committed, and an attorney should be able to help you get the case dismissed. One option would be to get an affidavit from your girlfriend and / or her mother that no offense occurred. There are also pretrial diversion programs available to get first offense family violence assault cases dismissed. And of course, you could always go to trial and be found not guilty. If there was no evidence or testimony that any violence occurred, you should be found not guilty!
A lawyer should be able to assist you in getting the warrant lifted. In some cases the lawyer may be able to get you a personal recognizance (PR) bond which would mean that you might not even have to go to jail.
Good luck in having a successful conclusion to your case!See question
About nine months ago, I pled 'no contest' to my first DWI charge, was convicted and received no jail time or further suspensions. However, I was informed by the judge that it was mandatory for me to purchase and maintain SR-22 insurance (which I ...
The lord works in mysterious ways, and so does the Texas DPS. I suspect that it may be a privacy issue - other people have access to those records.
In my 30 plus years of practice, whenever somebody asks me why so and so did such and such, I say "Why don't you ask them?"
You could call the DPS to ask, or go to a local office, but you'll likely get a different answer from each employee you ask. But if you just HAVE to get an answer, that would be my advice. But what difference does it make?
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