Hi, I am living in Europe and I am eligible for the VWP program. But I have been arrested for Alcohol Public Intoxication 2 years ago in TX and spent the night in jail. I have been placed on Deferred Disposition Probation after a no contest...
It is possible that you would be okay, not so much because it's not a crime against moral turpitude (it's not), but because public intoxication is a class "c" misdemeanor, which means that punishment is only a fine. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), generally is used by the USA to identify those persons attempting to gain entry into the country that have a class "B" misdemeanor, or above--which is available to international law enforcement agencies. The fingerprints are not a problem.See question
Theft dropped disorderly conduct July 2007
The big question is whether you pled guilty to the disorderly conduct, or was offered deferred adjudication. You may have the record expunged only if you were offered deferred adjudication, otherwise not. One other possible sticking point is whether the prosecutor required a waiver of expunction as part of the plea agreement. If this happened in your case, you will not be able to have it expunged, even if you were offered deferred.See question
My wife's sister came to stay a week with us after she was released from her mental institution for setting a man on fire. She is diagnosed with ADHD, bi polar and schitzofrenia. She went on one of her rampages and was arrested at our house, as sh...
It is not surprising that the local pd still has a case open because rape allegations as you might guess are very serious, and taken very seriously by the police for ay potential victims benefit. I would caution you against expecting that this will just go away. This is exactly the reason you need an attorney. Hire one, and say nothing else to any law enforcement person.See question
I was denied employment and found out about the pending case during the background check. It was for eye glasses that I never even took possession of. It was written in 2007 and I called them to cancel the order and never picked up the merchand...
There is likely no way that the employment decision will be changed, even if your background could be erased immediately. Having said that, an expunction will have the records related to the theft case destroyed. Once all of the leg work is complete on this process--and there is a bunch--you should not have this dismissed case show up in any future job applications.See question
I have stolen property that the police has located at a local pawn shop. The detective in charge of my case informed me the pawn shop is disputing ownership and I will eventually have a court date set to prove the items are mine. I have photo's, s...
The pawn shop is disputing ownership because they likely don't want the police looking at them with a scowl for having stolen property. After all, they gave someone money for the property that you are now saying is yours. That doesn't mean that they get to keep your property, if you can prove it's yours, though. It sounds like you have more than enough to overcome your burden of proof that the items are yours. Do you need an attorney? Maybe not. But if the value of the property being returned to you justifies an attorney's fees, I would consider it.See question
Violations on 2 dirty ua
If your boyfriend shows up with dirty UAs while in jail, he will not get parole, period. He needs to make sure he stays clean or he will likely be serving his full sentence.See question
I refused all tests, including the breathalyzer, but submitted a blood test from a warrant. My attorney and I still do not have my blood test results as of today (I was arrested early June 2014). As of my ALR hearing last week, we lost and I ...
Losing the ALR is not the important point. The ALR hearing is used to set the officer's testimony and get the evidence that the state will be using against you. Your attorney should have explained to you that because it's your second DWI that jail time of up to 30 days will be a part of any plea in which you get probation. It may be possible to get work detail in place of the sitting behind bars. Regardless, I understand you are concerned, and you have every right to be with your second DWI, but listen to your attorney and if you have questions, ask them.See question
First timer..has served 3mo in tdcj on shock probation..safp.on 9mo sentence..6mo tdcj.3mo halfway
Technically, no, but I would strongly caution against it. The reason we subject ourselves to the grueling years of study (which never ends) and testing to become criminal defense attorneys is because we want to help people that are in situations such as yours. This difference is why you can expect better results with an attorney on your side than attempting it on your own.See question
It may seem like a play on words, but you were not found "not guilty." What likely happened was that the judge deferred an entry of "guilty" to see if you would successfully complete deferred adjudication. Since you completed the terms of your deferred plea, the charge was dismissed. With the non-disclosure, the arrest will only be visible to law enforcement.See question
My husband got his 3rd dwi while he was on parole. they are offering 6 yrs tdcj. how much time will he do and can it run concurrent with the parole violation? Can he get credit for the time he served on the charge he was on parole for if they run ...
A third DWI is a felony with prison time from 2-10 years. The key here is that the minimum is two years. I would count on it being a real possibility that he will serve at least that, based on the offer of 6 years from the State. This time will be separate and not in conjunction with any prior sentence.See question