Limo company hired me without contract and when I was busted I got 2 tickets. Driving without choffer licence and operating without cab franshize. I told to police for which company I have been working but anyway now prosecuters are trying to make...
Operating an unlicensed limo in the City of Austin is a class "C" misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500.00 fine. You can't be jailed for a class "C" misdemeanor unless you ignore the ticket or the fine and a warrant is issued.
The legal theory behind these laws is that the city doesn't want unlicensed cab/limo companies operating without adequate insurance, and they don't want unlicensed cab/limo drivers operating who might be homicidal maniacs or rapists. So they have certain formal licensing requirements before people or cab companies can operate in their city, including background & driving record checks, etc.
A lawyer can probably help you get out of this mess if you will jump through the hoops required to get yourself licensed, and if you make sure that whatever company you work for has a license too.
Here is the page with the City of Austin limo license application: http://goo.gl/Zgg47eSee question
i was caught with 12 grams of marijuana and dont really want to be on probation for 6 months if the jail time is only a month or so.
Everyone in Williamson county gets at least 2:1 credit for jail time. So the most you could possibly have do do on a 6 month sentence is 90 days.
However if you wanted to do jail time it is unlikely you would have do do more than 2 weeks unless there are aggravating circumstances (past prison trips, cursed the cops, etc.)
It is always helpful if you will do the drug offender class (DOEP) up front and a clean UA is good too.See question
I had an APR docket set but my probation officer told me it was a hearing for early release from probation. I haven't sat down with a lawyer to initiate this process so I'm kind of confused as to what's happening on that court date.
To expand on what David Smith so eloquently stated, if a person had applied for an early release from probation, for example, the docket might indicate "APR" rather than some other more obvious abbreviation.See question
This is my first time having A warrant, never spent time in jail, never was arrested for anything in my life. I'm curious before turning myself in, will i have jail time for this? I plan on paying the remaining balance on the returned check before...
If this is a Travis county matter, go take a theft class and pay the check, and then hire a lawyer. It is possible that the lawyer can get the case dismissed without your ever being arrested on the charges.See question
I am considering reporting known drug activity through the "anonymous" tipline but I'm worried that if the people are actually arrested they will find out that it was me. I live near them and don't want any backlash but do want the activity to sto...
Yes and no. I reviewed a police report yesterday in which the officer noted that the neighbor had called in an "anonymous tip." So be aware that the police are not always as secure with a tipster's identity as they should be.
On the other hand, I have never learned the identity of a "Crimestoppers" tipster, so don't let the potential threat dissuade you from reporting illegal activity. Just be sure that whomever you speak with gives you adequate assurances that your identity will be protected.
The issue really is that if the police act directly on a person's information they have to turn over that person's identity to the defense. However, if they are able to follow up and observe the illegal activity on their own they probably don't have to disclose the tipster's idenitty.See question
I've seen "PTR" as pretrial hearing, but haven't seen this one before
Looking at the criminal courts docket http://www.co.travis.tx.us/courts/files/dockets/criminal.asp, it appears that all the "FVS" settings are in County Court 4 which is the Family Violence court. So I think David Smith is correct these must mean "Family Violence Setting" although some of the cases with this designation are DWI or possession cases, and not family violence cases.See question
I got one charge with a bond price. But there are 9 Warrents out for her; class c. Multiple traffic violations and Aswell as city ordinance. No price bond has been set for any offence. So would they allow me to bond her out with that one charge t...
You can post a bond for every charge holding a person in jail unless a judge has ordered that the person be held with no bond.See question
I was arrested in 2010/convicted in 2011 of a Class B Theft charge in Waco, TX. I was sentenced to probation, was released early, and my P.O. told me I could have it sealed with the petition process. I kept putting off the petitions process and th...
Another factor you might consider is the nature of the early termination of your probation. Sometimes when I get that done I am able to get the judge to sign what I call a "super-duper" early termination that technically sets aside the original plea.
You should look at the paperwork where the judge ordered your early release from probation and see what it says. If you had an attorney do that for you, you might just be in luck.See question
First time offense never been arrested other than this this time..it's over insurance fraud on a vehicle worth over $1500 and it was indicted..I was planning to go to nursing school so I want to know if I can still get licensed for that..thanks
The answer depends on what class "C" misdemeanor they're talking about. If it is a theft charge you will be taking a conviction for theft which is a crime of moral turpitude, which is a pretty serious matter. If it is some other kind of class "C" like disorderly conduct etc. you will not have the same issues.
Deferred adjudication results in a dismissal and the records can be sealed, but that will not keep the nursing board or many other government agencies from seeing those records.
Either option is far better than the felony charge, but the best option depends on more factors than you've listed.See question
Was upgraded to a felony from 2 prior convictions of same charge. He has been a trustee since he has been in. If he is sentenced to state jail do they do 80 percent of time served in the county jail.
State jail sentences are served day-for-day.
If the sentence is reduced to a county jail sentence under section 12.44, the sentence is served like any other county jail sentence. This means 12.44 county jail sentences earn whatever jail credit the local Sheriff normally gives. Most counties do 2:1 and a further discount for trusty time.
It is theoretically possible to get time off a state jail sentence served in state jail for completing programs, etc. but I have never seen that actually happen.See question