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Cynthia Russell Henley

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  • What would happen to me if I go to my 1st court date and I didn't have the money to get an attorney in Texas?

    My boyfriend...now Ex-boyfriend and I were fighting and he left my house, then came back broke in through a window and I was yelling and telling him to get out and I was going to kill him if he didn't leave. He called 911 and said I was going to k...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    You need to hire a lawyer. It is obvious that the police did not believe your story about what occurred. You should provide your lawyer with proof of ownership of the home and photos of the damages. Do not discuss the case with anyone but your lawyer.

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  • This will be my third charge of theft. Can i still get probation?

    I have two prior arrests for theft, one class B, one class A. For both of these I received deferred probation and completed both successfully.

    Cynthia’s Answer

    You are eligible but that does not man you will get it. In fact, I would venture to guess that the state is ready to start getting convictions on you so they can get you to the felony level.

    You need to seek help on finding the root of why you are stealing.

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  • What is valid evidence that you had recently been driving?

    For example if an intoxicated individual is found outside the car and is unaware of how he got there and who was driving, because he had been roofied, or drugged, and robbed, what is valid evidence that he had recently been driving? what is valid...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    Many variables. Being in the car with it running may be sufficient. It is a fact question for a jury. (There is one really bad case out there in which the person was not driving at the time but the appellate court upheld the jury's finding he was operating.)

    You need a great lawyer.

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  • My question is. what i can do to help my husband he was arrested at our house for not going to a court a year back?

    when he was arrested and he was there for a days. after that he get out signing by a word. then they give him a another court and that one he did not appear. what can i do to help him he was the only one working iam preignant and on the last da...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    He has a bond. You can make that bond and get him out. He is not going to be given any special treatment because you are pregnant and he was helping support your kids. He has shown the court that he cannot be trusted to show up.

    My guess is he qualifies for a court appointed lawyer. Work with that lawyer to see what you can do. There is no way to guess what can be done to help him.

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  • I got arrested for DWI .Pled guilty to obstruction hwy passage way deferred ...I did 12 months probation. It has been dismissed.

    Is their a set amount of time before I can file a Non-disclosure

    Cynthia’s Answer

    No but you should definitely consult with a lawyer who works regularly in that court because you are not entitled to have the case sealed and because you got what could be considered a sweetheart deal, the judge may not want to grant it - or may want you to wait a couple of years.

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  • How does bonding work and can they pull the bond before your court date?

    My Niece is in jail in another county, and is out on bond from her home county. Today is the 21st, and according to the bonds company they did not pull her bond yet they took her today into booking and said she now has a $50,000 bond the bond was ...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    If she picked up a new case while on bond, then it is proper for the bond to be revoked. If she is in custody in county X, she only gets credit for the case in county Y if there is a detainer against her.

    As for as conflict of interest, a lot more information is needed and you should talk to YOUR civil lawyer about that.

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  • Do I need an attorney for a minor in possession charge?

    I was in a dorm room with 5 other under 21 individuals and there was alcohol consumption. I only took a sip and when the cops arrived I was honest and admitted I had taken a sip.

    Cynthia’s Answer

    You should get a lawyer to represent you. They can get you a deferred disposition and then in the future you will be able to expunge it off your record and there will be no repercussions on your driver's license.

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  • Warning on interlock device.

    Im on pre-trial for obstruction of highway in the state of TX. I have had the interlock in my car for 6 months with no problems and am set to take it off in 2 weeks. Sunday morning I go to blow and i get a warning light. I was not drinking! i woul...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    Once you had a warning did you blow again with no issues? This is generally how they are set up to work so that they have a chance to confirm (or not) there is an issue.) Talk with your supervising officer about the issue (to acknowledge it) and now that you know the potential causes of false positives, stay away. (It is possible with the warning they may extend the time of the interlock remaining in your car.)

    And by Sunday morning do you mean today? If so, seek a private test immediately to dispel any concern that you actually had alcohol.

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  • Court 176 motion to adjudicate

    I violated probation with a dwi misdeamenor I have attorney but idk she don't tell me nothing besides everything is ok a lil worried I have done everything I'm suppose to do besides the fact I caught the dwi any suggestions ?

    Cynthia’s Answer

    You are in a good felony court but your lawyer needs to answer your questions. This is your freedom. Hire a new lawyer.

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  • No short way discharge,non aggervated, will do quarter of time flat time plus good time.

    My loved one is doing 25 years and has done 22 years so far on a aggervated charge for his current sentence. He picked up a separate charge while inside in 2013. He came up for parole review and asked the Pio, about the other separate charge, was...

    Cynthia’s Answer

    What does all that mean? On the original charge he was required to do 1/2 before being considered for parole. Obviously he has done way more than that. The new charge could run concurrently but was more likely stacked on the old charge so he would parole (or discharge) the original case before beginning to serve time on the new case. On the new case, he could parole (or discharge.)

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