My fiance has been sentenced with 7 months state jail. It appears that Tarrant County is not transfering him to the state jail until they send him to trial for something else. I need my fiance out asap. This is ridiculous. He should not have to si...
It sounds like he is being held for two reasons. The first is his state jail sentence, which no, you cannot post a bond on. State Jail is just a different type of prison. When someone has been sentenced to state jail or prison time, they will not be released until they serve their time (or are paroled). The only possibility of bond in that situation is if he filed an appeal and his attorney secured an appellate bond for him. (If he was sentenced more than 30 days ago, his chance to file an appeal has expired.) He cannot be held on the State Jail sentence beyond the 7 months he was sentenced to. So he will not be in jail any longer simply because they are not transferring him.
Second, it sounds like he is being held for trial on a new charge. That case should be bondable. So once his State Jail sentence is served, you could post a bond on the new case. It is actually better for him to remain in Tarrant County. If they shipped him off to a State Jail facility, no progress would be made on his new charge during that time. So that case wouldn't even start moving until he finished his State Jail time and was transferred back to Tarrant. This way, hopefully his new charge is disposed of before his State Jail sentence is fulfilled.See question
I am in iop classes. My therapist pulled me to the side to inform me of the positive testing. I denied taking any illegal drugs. I She informed me that she would send that response to my probation officer which I have never met. I did however take...
You should not be revoked for taking something you have a prescription for (unless you have a probation condition prohibiting this, which does happen). You should NOT admit to taking anything you were not prescribed. The drug patch is based on notoriously unreliable science and many Dallas judges will not revoke based on a dirty patch. You should be prepared for a follow-up UA. If you are just getting started on probation, they are not likely to revoke you under these circumstances at this point. If your P.O. tells you she is going to file a Motion to Revoke, you need to hire an attorney immediately.See question
My friend is sitting in court at this very moment. We are wondering what she can do and her rights. 7 years ago she was with a group that was charged with loss prevention from walmart. She paid the lawyer 2000 at that time with statements that she...
It looks like you posted this about 10:30 this morning. Every case in Dallas County is set at 9:00 AM. Since all attorneys have multiple cases in multiple courts (sometimes in multiple counties), the judges give us all morning to run our dockets. They don't even think about worrying about where we are until after noon. So 10:30 was way too early for her to be worrying that her lawyer wasn't going to show up. Her appropriate course of action was to sit and wait for him as instructed. My guess is that she has it resolved by now. If her attorney actually failed to appear, she would need to ask to speak to the court coordinator (either through the bailiff or the clerks) so the court knew that she was there as ordered. Court coordinators are very good at tracking down attorneys.See question
He stole from Walmart
It depends on what you mean by "see" him. He should be arraigned within 48 hours of arrest. If no one bails him out, how long it will be before he appears in front of a judge for disposition depends on the level of his offense and what county he is in. Waiting for a felony indictment could take weeks or even months in some counties. Once the case is filed (or indicted) most counties will want to move it quickly, but again, some counties are in no hurry. If at all possible, you want to get him out on bond while the case is pending.See question
I was in a dispute with a county jail officer over taking a mugshot and providing fingerprints. The officer said that i was compelled to provide these thing because i was in the jail, I said "Just magically huh, and I didnt ask to be here" and to ...
I would look in the Code of Criminal Procedure. The government has a duty to confirm that the person they have arrested is who they say they are. People have been arrested and booked in using innocent people's names. As you might imagine, this causes quite a problem for the innocent person.
I would also suggest that failing to cooperate at book in could meet the elements of Failure to ID under the Texas Penal Code.See question
My 3rd theft charge getting ready to go to court for in Collin country under <750
You will find out what the State's offer is when you go to court. Because you have prior thefts, this case could possibly be indicted as a felony. If it has not been and the misdemeanor DA catches this oversight, they will often threaten to indict if you do not accept their offer. With priors in Collin County, it is highly unlikely you will be offered deferred probation. The DA may offer you straight probation or she may offer you jail times (or even possibly a combination). Again, you will simply have to go to court and find out what their offer is at that time. Hopefully your attorney will be able to negotiate a better offer if he cannot find a way to get it reduced or dismissed after reviewing the State's evidence.See question
IN JAIL FOR AGG. ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON ARRESTED ON 7-30-16 AS OF 8-16-16 STILL NOT FILED CASE OR CHARGED NO GRAND JURY INDICTMENT YET
Dallas County has a policy of releasing people in 10 business days on unfiled aggravated cases. That doesn't mean that person can't be held on something else. The law requires the person be given a PR bond if the case is not indicted within 90 days. His attorney is the best person to ask about the status of his case.See question
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...
Maybe, maybe not. Your attorney will receive the states evidence and review it with you. If it looks unlikely you will win at trial, your attorney will start negotiating with the DA. The DA may or may not seek jail time. The DA may or may not come down off their original offer. Basically, you need to hire an experienced Attorney and let that person do Their job.See question
My BF got a charge for this a year ago. The investigator told him if he didn't confess they'd make it a federal case. He admitted to picking up a stack of mail he found. He never used the items. He has 2 old charges from 2012, he kept violating hi...
Judge White is a great Judge. He believes in giving people a chance to succeed in probation before sending them to prison. I have done many open pleas in front of him with great results. Of course no one can guarantee the outcome, but it sounds like his attorney has the right idea.See question