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If I was arrested for a warrant in one county, will they do time served for another warrant in another county? : Got arrested in Montgomery county, I have an outstanding ticket in harris county. I was wondering if its possible for Harris county to do time served for my time in Montgomery county

Asked 5 months ago in Criminal Defense

Andreea’s answer: Assuming you got arrested for the outstanding ticket and not because you picked up a separate case in Montgomery County, you can get credit for the Harris County case, for the time you spent in Montgomery county jail. You need to make sure that your attorney tells the clerk in Harris County (in the court your case is assigned in) so they can verify it and update it.

Answered 5 months ago.


Will an attempted government tampering charge, punished as a class A misdemeanor, 1244A, qualify for the petty offense clause : Although it's a felony, could it possibly qualify for immigration purposes?

Asked 5 months ago in Criminal Defense

Andreea’s answer: Assuming that you don't have any other convictions, if the state reduces the charge under 12.44 (to a misdemeanor) and you plea to less than 6 months, then for purposes of INA §212(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II), you will be fine . Please be aware that you cannot plea to six months probation, because that will be considered your sentence, and then you will not fall under the exception.
However, depending on what your immigration status is, there are many other implications to pleading to a charge like this, even if reduced to an attempted. Like for example, if you a permanent resident, and you plea guilty, when you apply for citizenship, the USCIS may look at this when considering your good moral character. Before you plea, you should go see an immigration attorney, or ask your criminal defense attorney to consult with an immigration attorney, just to make sure that you don't make a bad decision.

Answered 5 months ago.


How long does the state have to indict u on a state jail drug charger after beening in jail for 3 month : Was arrested on warrent i had a meth pipe and spend 3months in jail and they never indicted me

Asked 5 months ago in Criminal Defense

Andreea’s answer: If you are in jail for a felony charge, the State has 90 days from the date of the arrest to indict your case. If they don't indict within 90 days, you are entitled to a personal bond or a reduced bond. If they don't indict within 180 days, they have to dismiss the case, but they can always refile.

Answered 5 months ago.