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  • I punched my boyfriend in the butt . He called the police I think. What will happen?

    My boyfriend was drunk and we were arguing. He was mocking me and I punched him in the butt. He acted like he called the police and left. I'm not sure if he actually did call them. I went to my moms in case they came and arrested me. I am not a ...

    Nicole’s Answer

    If he did call the police, it is possible they could charge you with assault. You should contact a local defense attorney who can help you prepare in the event that you have been charged.

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  • Me and my boyfriend got into a argument and my sister called the police and told them he choked me and he already has one family

    he has one family violence on me and just got another one on me. So can i get the last case dropped or whats goin to happen to him

    Nicole’s Answer

    He will need to get in contact with a good criminal defense attorney in your area. The choking aspect makes the crime much more serious and can be filed as a felony. He can go to prison for a felony.

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  • Will my brother be convicted of a felony assault charge due to his wife making a false statement to the police?

    My brother's wife was involved in a domestic violence situation where she was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend while being pregnant. She was seen in the hospital where she told the nurses that my brother assaulted her.The hospital contacted the police...

    Nicole’s Answer

    Yes, unfortunately. He will want to make sure he has a good defense lawyer. It certainly sounds like a case which can be fought, but you cannot assume that it will just go away. The sooner he gets a defense lawyer involved, the better.

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  • I reported my spouse for hitting me two weeks ago. Can I retract my statement?

    A little over 2 ks ago my husband found out I was cheating . I thought we would work it out but yesterday he told me he wanted a divorce . I went to the police and reported him for hitting me two weeks ago ( I still have bruises ) . We are no...

    Nicole’s Answer

    At some point, you will likely be contacted by the district attorney for your version of events and to see what result you are hoping for. You can tell them whatever you think is appropriate. Be prepared to be subpoenaed to court.

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  • Wat can i do with the domestic violence

    My wife called the police and they took pictures but didn't have no Marks

    Nicole’s Answer

    You need a lawyer. There is a real chance that you could be charged with assault based only on her word. It is possible that the police will want to talk to you before filing charges (or after), and it is much better if you can be prepared and have a lawyer in advance.

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  • How can we reopen a case that was closed for child molestation in Texas?

    We are the Grandparents raising two children and they were sexually abused by Mom and ex boyfriend . Police decided to close case and now we still don't have any justice to the suffering the kids are experiencing . They need to be in jail ! Thi...

    Nicole’s Answer

    You could also go directly to the district attorneys office in your area to try to find out why charges were not pursued. They may not tell you, but it may have been because of incorrect or missing information.

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  • Which is better???? Motion of dismiss or found not guilty in trial.

    My lawyer want to try to get affidavit signed to drop charges to build up enough to file a motion of dismiss. I'm trying to get this felony off my record ass soon as possible will I have to wait a long time if the motion is accepted or can I have ...

    Nicole’s Answer

    To add to Peyton's answer, it may be better to get the acquittal because theoretically, you should be able to get an expunction faster. This assumes, however, that you will actually get your case tried within a reasonable period of time. Some courts can draw cases out for years. In that circumstance, it might have been better just to get the dismissal and get it expunged when the statute runs. You can get an expunction in certain cases (depending on the statute of limitations) if the case is dismissed.

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  • Can you stay in county until your appeal comes up?

    20 year sentence. filed appeal a few days ago

    Nicole’s Answer

    Not necessarily. It will depend on the jail in your jurisdiction. Often times, inmates are sent to TDCJ while the appeal is pending in my jurisdiction.

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  • I need criminal help can anyone PLEASE HELP US

    I would like to ask for help to file a writ of habeas corpus for 1107 . My Husband was offered 20 years , due to poor collection of blood evidence . He was told to sign or if he went to trial he would get satyrs to 99 yrs . He was not DNA swab...

    Nicole’s Answer

    In addition to the comments above, I would add that you do not want "help to file a writ" if that means you intend on doing so without counsel, or worse, with the help of a "writ writer" inmate. We do writs in our practice, and I cannot tell you how sad it is to see people coming in wanting to file a writ correctly after someone else has already filed one. This is usually a one bite at the apple type of solution. Please, please make sure you get the assistance of a good lawyer before filing any writ. It will definitely cost, but it is better than ruining any chance he may have.

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  • What are the chances of staying on Divert program once you have one violation?

    Currently on Divert program had my first violation two weeks ago and going to court on 03 / 07 / 13 do see what will happen to me . I am terrified about going to jail . I realize it is up to the judge but what are my chances of not going to ja...

    Nicole’s Answer

    Even though the current administration is honoring the old DIVERT contracts, how these types of alleged violations will be handled can vary court to court. You will definitely need a lawyer to help you defend against the violation. It may be possible to avoid jail, but is is impossible to say without knowing much more. The old DA's office had a system in place (as described above) but there is no such division or system in place under the new administration - at least not anything anyone is strictly following.

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