He is being charged for unlawful possession of firearm by a felon when the truth is he isn't even a convicted felon let alone a felon at all. His bond is set at 250,000 . The gun was fired on a campus but not by him and they have no gun no video ...
Bonds are often set pursuant to a schedule (or list) of amounts that the local judges have decided is fair. That means that there is usually a "one size fits most" approach, that may not apply to the facts of your boyfriend's case. Based upon your question, it sounds like he is charged with a serious offense involving a firearm on campus, which might explain some of the high bond. The bond is based upon what he has allegedly done, not necessarily on whether he will ultimately be found guilty. If your boyfriend does not already have a lawyer, he should try to hire one immediately.See question
I was arrested with a "friend" who was giving my fiance and I am ride to a rental car place, after my fiance fixed the breaks on "friend's" car. We were pulled over leaving the house where the car was being worked on, and instantly dragged out of ...
You definitely need to contact a criminal defense lawyer who practices in or near the county in which you were arrested. Under Article 39.14 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, your lawyer will have access to almost all of the evidence against you and should be able to answer your questions. However, they won't have access to the evidence until/unless you are their Client, so take action and hire a lawyer.See question
I walked into my sisters mother in laws property to recover my property that at first they said i could keep there and then they changed their mind and i was given permission to go on the property and once i got there on the property i was denied ...
It depends. If a property owner asks you to leave or denies you entry onto the property and you persist, you could be charged with criminal trespass. You should speak with a lawyer before being interviewed by law enforcement related to this incident.See question
Had to charges drop against me but still have to go to court. Is there way to get it dismissed
Even if the complainant (some people use the term victim) does not want to proceed, the District Attorney can still go forward with the charges against you. I would contact an attorney who practices in the county in which you were arrested. You are more likely to get the charges dismissed if you have an attorney to represent you.See question
Case was no billed. No conviction. Now being made to register as a sex offender. Why???
Under the simplest scenario, they can't. If the person has only been arrested for one charge, and that charge was no-billed and dismissed, then there is no requirement to register. However, there are some more complex scenarios that might require registration. For instance, if the person was true-billed on another charge, and pleaded guilty and was convicted, and the other charge required registration, then it might be appropriate.
You can always go to the District Clerk's website, look at the records online, and find out exactly what happened with the case. If you are the person being required to register, then I agree with Cynthia Henley - contact your lawyer and find out what is going on!See question
My truck was towed from an apartment complex when I clearly had the "visitor parking pass" on the dashboard. I went to the front office of the apartment complex and was told I had permission between Thursday and Tuesday and by Sunday they had alre...
I have changed the practice area to consumer protection - it seems like the best fit, category-wise. You should file a complaint with the local sheriff or local police department. In most Texas counties, there is a board or committee that handles non-consent tows, and sets clearly defined regulations for when a non-consent tow can take place. Usually, the head of that committee is the county Sheriff or the local police department.
Unless you can show monetary damages from the tow, you are unlikely to be successful with a lawsuit.See question
It is summer and school is out but the school zone sign's lights still flash during the prescribed school zone hours. There are very rarely cars in the school parking lot so I doubt kids are attending summer school there. I was wondering if I am s...
YES! Officers can write a school zone ticket even if school is not in session. Even worse, deferred adjudication is not available for school zone tickets or construction zone tickets. Although it is maddeningly frustrating, you should go the speed limit through school zones especially.See question
So I got pulled over by a police officer from another town (colleyville) in the town of hurst. He gave two traffic citations, how is that possible, is this cop overstepping his authority? why do I have to answer to the court of colleyville and no...
I can understand your frustration - it seems a bit over the top for an officer to pull you over on traffic outside of his jurisdiction. I agree that the jurisdiction does matter - the municipal court only has the authority to fine people for offenses committed inside the city limits, or within it's extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ. And that might be where they get you - you could have been outside of Colleyville, but still within the ETJ. This is a common issue in suburban areas. I would recommend that you hire a competent criminal defense lawyer who regularly practices in the municipal court in which your ticket it pending. The charge must be filed in the proper court.See question
Pa licence was surrendered at the time of getting my SC licence. 4 months later Pa suspended my licence. I live now in texas and can't a Tx licence due to Pa, nor can I start my new job with requires me to have a tx licence. Is Pa. wrong for susp...
The states have an agreement to honor each state's driver's license suspensions. You haven't given enough facts to accurately answer whether PA was correct in suspending your driver's license. If you cannot wait the 20 suspension out, then you should consider applying for an occupational driver's license (ODL). An ODL requires that you file a particular type of lawsuit that, if granted, will give you permission to operate a vehicle in Texas under certain conditions and in certain circumstances. The costs of an ODL can range from $250+ depending on the circumstances of your PA suspension, the court costs, and attorneys fees. Where the ODL is filed depends upon the reason for the suspension in PA.
Please be advised that, in Texas, driving with a suspended license can be a Class C misdemeanor or higher, and the range of punishment can include jail time. Be careful out there!See question
My brother got this charge 14 years ago and was trying to see if he would be able to buy a weapon
I agree with Cynthia Henley - you should hire a lawyer and get the arrest expunged from your criminal history. You are only prohibited from buying a firearm if you have a felony CONVICTION. So, as long as this was your only previous arrest, and the charge was dismissed outright (rather than as part of a plea bargain to another offense that might prohibit gun ownership), then you should be eligible to purchase a firearm. If you are concerned about attempting to purchase one, I would recommend that you consult with an attorney on an hourly basis before going to purchase. Many criminal defense attorneys will, for an hourly fee, review your history and give you an opinion.See question