I was charged with a Class C Misdemeanor. I was not trying to shoplift anything but forgot to scan something and Walmart did it intentionally. I was not arrested, given a ticket. Called the court, paid my fine, took the DEFERRED DISPOSITION and w...
Yes, when you successfully complete deferred on a Class C, you are eligible to expunge the case from your record completely after a 180-day waiting period. Any criminal defense attorney who practices in your county should be able to do this for you. Fees will vary. Just start calling around--you should start seeing a middle ground on the fees.See question
I was placed on bond supervision and take urine tests ,they gave me 1 month to be clean , i took something to clean my system and tested negative for drugs , i went in this week without taking anything to clean my system and tested positive for dr...
It is likely that your bond will be held insufficient and that you will be taken into custody until you post a new, higher bond. The judge also has the option to keep your current bond in place and increase your bond conditions (such as adding drug treatment, a drug patch, and more frequent UAs). You need to discuss this with your attorney immediately so that you return to court with a proposal that may make the judge comfortable leaving your current bond in place.See question
They were playing basket ball at the rec center where it ended with my child at the hospital 3 lacerations in his eye, split down the mild of his forehead.
I'm surprised the hospital didn't notify the police. They are supposed to when an assault occurs (unless they believed it was just a sports injury). You can take him to the police department in the town where the offense occurred and make a report. It will be up to the police to take action from there.See question
Cutting monitor off
A probation violation will be filed. If you are on deferred a bond will be set. If you are on deferred, you could be sentenced anywhere within the range of punishment (2-20 unless you have a paragraph). Your probation could also be reinstated and/or modified. Cutting off the monitor is a huge violation though, and pen time is likely. If you are on straight probation, the judge does not have to set a bond and your maximum sentence is capped by your original plea bargain agreement.See question
My husband was arrested 01/03/17 he gave a friend a ride to the store and this friend had a gun on her but my husband did not know because he knows he will be in big trouble. So when they removed my husband from our truck she put her gun in our gl...
The police charge the person they have the most evidence against. Under these facts, that appears to be your husband. All you can do is hire him the best lawyer possible and let that person get to work.See question
Person is on parole with a felony but has caught a felony gun violation charge. What can I do.
As long as he is in custody, he will have a court appointed attorney. You are free to hire him a different attorney if he isn't comfortable with that person. There's nothing for you to do but let that person do their job.See question
My son is incarcerated in Texas he got charged aggravated assault serious bodily injury He already has one prior felony which was aggravated assault this is his second he's 31 years old The victim was hurt really really bad is he looking a...
If he has a prior conviction and the victim was seriously injured, it is likely that the State will be seeking pen time. Whether or not they can be talked out of that will depend on the strength of their evidence. His attorney will be in the best position to advise you.See question
I am filling out an application form to work at a university in Virginia. The pre-hire screening requires a background check. I was charged with a Class C Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and pleaded no contest. I was not arrested, only given a ti...
No, you have not been convicted. I would answer the question specifically as it is asked and not offer up additional information.See question
I had a criminal record sealed about 9 years ago, and now my son's school is requesting a background check for volunteers. will they be able to see the sealed record and what I was convicted of?
Probably. All government agencies have access to sealed records. This includes schools. Even if it is a private school, schools also typically fall under an exception for agencies who serve children or the elderly. Those agencies have access to sealed records for the safety of the vulnerable groups that they serve.See question
I currently take care of my grandparents who are elderly and and also help take care of a retired veteran. I have been struggling all my life with ADD and now after going to prison twice have had troubles finding work. The city I live in I bel...
There are many smart, well-qualified criminal defense attorneys in Dallas. You will find that fees vary greatly. Many of us offer free consultations. Start calling around and interview at least a few until you find the one you are most comfortable with. Once your case is indicted, your attorney will have access to the State's evidence and be able to review it with you. At that point, they can explain what you are being charged with possessing and how the State is attempting to link it to you.See question