ive never been convicted of anything not even a ticket and me and my bf got into a fight. i threw his beer outside and when he tried to hit him i ran outside an started breaking all of them. and while he had me head locked and grabbing me some how...
The range of punishment an be up to one year in Tarrant County Jail and a fine up to $4,000. I would recommend you talk with a criminal defense attorney quickly to discuss possible defenses and to discuss the possibility of a deferred programs. You could also see if you might qualify for a court appointed attorney. But if you qualify for a deferred program, you must file your application within 30 days of the case's filing.See question
How many yrs. No criminal background .
First of all I presume you mean he has no other criminal convictions outside of the 4 DWIs. If a person has two prior DWIs, the third arrest would be a 3rd degree felony. If a person has 3 priors - including the felony conviction, the fourth arrest would be a 2nd degree felony. The range of punishment for either felony includes a probation of 2-10 years. Third degree prison time can be as low as 2 years and as high as 10 years. Second degree prison time is 2 to 20 years.See question
my friend is in jail i looked them up online it said poss u-1 g pg1
Penalty Group 1 in the Tx Health & Safety Code identifies particular types of controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
PG1 Under 1 gram is a State Jail felony. Probation can be 2-5 years. The State Jail prison sentence range is 6 months to 2 years.See question
Friend has an ex spouse that is appearing in court for resisting arrest
In Tarrant County, "AN" is a setting for the defendant's "announcement." This is usually the first setting for a misdemeanor defendant, your ex-spouse. During the setting, his atty will meet with the prosecutor to obtain a plea offer. His atty will discuss the offer with your ex outside of the courtroom, then likely announce to the court coordinator that they are passing the case. They would then return to court in 30-40 days to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor or tell the coordinator they want a trial. No decision has to be made in the first setting.
Of course, your ex could instead accept the plea offer and sign plea papers, thus beginning a probation or a jail sentence that very day. But resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in county jail and a fine up to $4,000, is a serious allegation which should warrant a thorough investigation of the evidence by his atty. There should be police car videos and officer body cameras for your ex and his atty to watch and compare with the facts listed in the police report. Once that is done, your ex will be more informed before making any decision about how he would like the case resolved.See question
I was arrested for possession under 2oz and I am trying to get it reduced to attempted possession.
The DL is only suspended upon a drug, alcohol (DWI), or invalid driver's license conviction in criminal cases. If you can get it reduced to attempted POM under 2 ounces, it would be a Class C misdemeanor. A deferred probation on any Class C is expungeable in the future.
There may be deferred prosecution program available to you as well.
My son sentenced to 20 years in prison on an aggravated sexual assault of a child falsely accused no evidence I hired an attorney my son was badly legally represented attorney did not suppress evidence as he was supposed to he was a personal injur...
Your son only has 30 days to appeal his conviction. Talk to a criminal appellate attorney now, then worry about the transcript. Time is of the essence.See question
I have 2 misdemeanor thefts, 1 control substance back from 2011. I know this will affect the outcome of my situation. My BAC was double the limit, and I had my 9 month old twins in car. They weren't injured by accident but I understand I was w...
I agree with everything that Lex has told you about our county. Regarding the opportunity to get a court-appointed attorney: If you receive food stamps or other government assistance bring that documentation with you to court. If you work, bring your pay slips. Also make a list of your monthly bills and expenses then bring the list to court.
You have made a wise decision to stop drinking. "No alcohol" will be a condition of your bond and probation. I hope you are going to AA/NA meetings regularly and have a sponsor. Line up a support system of responsible friends/family to help when you have to go to court, AA/NA, jail, etc. I pray you are not breast-feeding your twins. Alcohol, even a small amount in your breast milk can cause irreversible damage to their brains. Take care of yourself so that you can take better care of your children. Best wishes to you and your babies.See question
My son and 3 other boys were involved in organized crime he didn't point the gun he was not even seem on video he was in the car and he knew it was about to happen. He is 17 this is his first time in trouble with the police and has cooperated. wh...
First of all, your son is an adult at 17. Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity (EOCA) will enhance (bump up) a criminal charge one level. What exactly is the underlying criminal offense? You said it is not a robbery because the person (victim?) was in on it. Well, if money was taken from a store and the person is not the owner, the owner would be the victim. If the money was returned after they were caught, it's still a robbery.
Under "Law of Parties," your son is equally responsible for the crime if he encouraged, aided, abetted, or conspired with his friends. If there are three or more criminal actors involved, the State will add EOCA. But the Texas Penal Code Chapter 71.02 (EOCA)says the State needs to prove the underlying crime and that the participants are members of a criminal street gang or they intended to work together in a continuing course of criminal activities.
Here are the charges and associated the range of punishment your son may be facing:
Robbery = Theft + Assault or Threat of Assault. Robbery = 2nd degree felony (2-20 yrs prison).
Robbery + EOCA = 1st degree felony (5-99 yrs/Life).
Robbery + Gun (Deadly Weapon) = Aggravated Robbery.
Aggravated Robbery = 1st degree felony (5-99 yrs/Life). Aggravated Robbery + EOCA = 15-99 yrs/Life).
If your son has no felony convictions, he is eligible for probation. The facts, your son's individual culpability, the court and the prosecutor handling the case all impact whether probation will be offered to your son.
My son was asked not to go back to a store and he went back and cops were called and he was arrested for criminal trespass. This is his 2nd time being arrested for same charge at same store
Criminal trespass for entering the property or entering the store is a class B misdemeanor. It is punishable by 0 to 180 days in the Tarrant County Jail and a fine up to $2,000. If your son's previous arrest led to a conviction, he now faces 30 days to 180 days in the county jail. But if he was put on a deferred probation after his previous arrest, and he successfully completed that probation, then he now faces the basic range of punishment (0-180 days in county jail).See question
If you get really drunk and become suicidal and tell the bartender that you are suicidal and they call the police - will the police come? If so what will they say or do? Will they automatically take you to jail or a hospital or what?
You will not be arrested. The police may take you to JPS Hospital, since you live in Tarrant County, on a "involuntary mental health detention." A psychiatrist will talk with you to determine if you need to be kept in the hospital for a few days. If you are detained, you will be appointed an attorney ad litem from a probate judge. The attorney will inform you of your rights and talk with the medical staff on your behalf. You will have the right to a detention hearing which must be held within 72 hours (not including holidays and week-ends). The doctor determines the seriousness of your statement, your frame of mind and whether you are a danger to yourself. If you are kept at the hospital, the judge at the detention hearing may find there was not probable cause to have detained you and, thus will order your release.See question