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  • Can hair or nail folicle test be cheated?

    my ex just chopped her hair to about 1.5 short and looked like she has also dyed it. I think she suspect that the court will order a drug test and is trying to cheat it. are people successful in cheating hair and nail test?

    Tab’s Answer

    People are not generally successful in cheating any test, whether it's a drug test, a high school science test, or a hair and nail test. If you are talking about a drug test, then, yes, they can be "cheated", but it is extremely rare.

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  • Can I hire an attorney for my girlfriend.

    My girlfriend is unemployed. We are in a case with c.p.s. Can I hire an attorney for my girlfriend?

    Tab’s Answer

    Absolutely, and if you are capable, you should. However, make sure that when you consult with the attorney that he doesn't have a conflict in representing your girlfriend on an issue that could involve you in a negative way...since you are paying for it. Because that my friend, would be a huge conflict of interest, and I don't think any lawyer in Tucson wants a part of that.

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  • Im a 16 year old female. Im getting charged with POM DFZ & PCS DFZ 2mg, What will happen in this case?

    Ive been sexually abused , depressed , im on medication , and i see therapist and a pshychologist for trying to commit suicide. So i felt like the drugs could take my thoughts away.

    Tab’s Answer

    I have to be honest, what happens in your case should not be your primary concern based upon the information you have posted. You have been through several horrific experiences that may seem to be justifications for your crime, but are actually masking themselves as deeper issues for which you need serious counseling and therapy. Yes, your criminal case is serious. But deeper psychological and emotional issues, if not properly monitored and treated, will only lead to further escape to other criminal activities. Please find a lawyer in your area that can put you in touch with those that can give you the tools to overcome your issues. You can do it without illicit drugs.

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  • I was a current employee at catos and i stole 50$ what would be the consequence first time ever in life nothin on my record

    I need advice please im soooooo scared and they haven't said wether they are pressing charges yet yikes help!!

    Tab’s Answer

    First off, I'm from Tyler, which is kind of a small town--which means most businesses here are...also kinda small too. I'm not sure how many employees "Catos" has, but I imagine it's not that many. That means although you did the right thing by using this helpful sight for answers, it's not a real good idea to admit to stealing from your employer before you discuss your case, often for free, with an East Texas lawyer. My thoughts are that you are better off contacting any number of highly competent attorneys in Tyler, even if it's not me, to assist you in getting out of this mess before it even gets to the district attorney's office (and even then, may have not even noticed by your boss...but you never know).

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  • Will my son recieve jail time or more probation?

    My son was on probation for assault family violence, he had a rough spring and was charged with Poss Cs Pg 1 <1g which on his own went to rehab for. He failed a drug test the last time he saw his probation officer. He tested positive for marijuan...

    Tab’s Answer

    I'm assuming that he is facing a motion to revoke his probation. If so, he is facing two different types of violations. One is a technical violation which is to not consume an illicit drug while on probation. That's probably not enough, by itself, to place him in long term incarceration. However, the second violation would be considered a new law violation--which is the drug charge. In my opinion, that's a game changer, and could send him to prison. Get a lawyer that can get an expert to evaluate him that says he doesn't need SAFP. Just my opinion.

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  • Who signs your arraignment paper if no one ask your permission or got you out of your cell?

    I thought you had a right to be at your arraignment.

    Tab’s Answer

    No attorney should simply waive arraignment without consult with their client. To do so is bush league in my opinion. Defendants have the right to be arraigned, even though it is mostly a formality. It is still a process for which a defendant should be aware of, and waiving anything, even if it's a formality, should be discussed amongst client and attorney.

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  • My son was offered 4 years in TDC he opted to go to jury trial and they gave him 35 yrs...he is in the process of appealing this

    Can he go back and take this 4 yrs that they offered him and how does he go about it?

    Tab’s Answer

    I'm very sorry to say that he is past accepting that plea offer. I do not normally respond to these types of questions, but given the enhanced sentence he received compared to the plea offer is unsettling. He needs to pursue an appeal if meritorious. Good luck.

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  • I was arrested in feb. of 2009 of theft of coin operated machine. how do I get the paperwork to file to have it disappear!

    I was working at an exxon station and the girl I was working with broke into the coin operated machine! I was arrested for it and got deferred adjudication and it was dropped after a year but it still shows as arrest on my crimmal background check...

    Tab’s Answer

    As previously answers suggest, you can petition the court for a non-disclosure. However, even a non-disclosure will not completely erase the arrest from your criminal record. In fact, if you intend on getting a job in law enforcement, or seeking a security clearance in the military, it will likely show up still. It will keep private employers and third party background check companies from obtaining the information and disclosing it to others. Also, your criminal background, if any, may come into play in determining if you qualify. Good luck.

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  • How can I get a sex offender conviction expunged from my record in the state of Texas?

    In 2005 I plead guilty to Indecency with a child by exposure and was sentenced to 4 years in prison. I did my time and I have been registering and abiding by the law every year. I am finding it very hard to get a job, or even be given a chance wit...

    Tab’s Answer

    Ms. Walter is right, it seems that you are disqualified from having your record expunged. However, you may have a chance, although a slight one, to petition the registration board to terminate your registration requirement early. This largely depends on the number of counts you plead guilty to and other special circumstances. My advice would be to contact an attorney who is experienced in this area and is familiar with registration laws and post conviction procedure.

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  • Im looking at charges of embezzlement from my employer my boyfriend did not know what was going on will he be charged as well?

    I gave him a card and told him it was mine he did not know it wasnt will they still charge him if i assume full responsability?

    Tab’s Answer

    Yes, they can charge him even if he didn't know the card was a company card. Remember to be careful about admitting to conduct on a public website when a case investigation is still pending. Just saying. Good luck.

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