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Deadly Conduct - (Aggravated Assault Lesser Included Offense)

If you've been charged with aggravated assault, keep in mind you may want to fight to get your charge down to Deadly Conduct. Deadly conduct is a Class A misdemeanor, or a 3rd degree felony if you ...
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DWI

In Harris County, beware! Its no refusal weekend every weekend for the next 3 years. That means if they want to, they'll take your blood. Drive safely my friends.
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Aggravated Assault

Aggravated Assault carries stiff penalties. If charged with this, you're looking at a 1st or 2nd degree felony. Aggravated Assault in the 1st degree is: * using a deadly weapon in the commission ...
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Assaultive Offenses: Assault

Texas Law defines assault as: A person, intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly, causes bodily injury to another (including the person's spouse) The punishment for assault varies from a 2nd degree ...
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Expunction of Criminal Records: Part 3 - Felony Expunction

Question: I was charged with a felony, am I eligible for an Expunction? Answer: Yes, if you qualify. You're entitled to a felony expunction of your criminal records if: 1) you were never indicted, ...
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Expunction of Criminal Records: Part 2 - Misdemeanor Expunction

Question: Do I qualify for a misdemeanor expunction of my criminal record? Answer: Yes. You qualify if you have been released and 1) your charge, if any, has not resulted in a final conviction and is ...
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Expunction of Criminal Records: Part 1

Expunction of you criminal records is a powerful tool to avoid having to re-live any encounter you have had with the law. Expungement of your records results in an obliteration of your records. It ...
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Order for Non-disclosure: Agencies that are not subject to an Order of Non Disclosure

Question: If I get my record "sealed" through an order of non disclosure, does that mean that no one can look at it? Answer: No. There are still some agencies out there that can still have ...
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Non Disclosure Series - Part 3: Eligibility for Non Disclosure

Question: How do I qualify for an order of non disclosure? Answer: Orders for non disclosure are available to those who have been placed on deferred adjudication and successfully completed their ...
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Non Disclosure Series - Part 2: Misdemeanor Non Disclosure Cases

Question: I have a misdemeanor case where I was placed on deferred adjudication, am I eligible for an order of non disclosure for my records? Answer: Yes, if you qualify. If you were placed on ...
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Criminal Trial

I have trial today. 25 - life. If you need me, give me a call and leave a message. I'll get back to you later today (Or shoot me message on the form on my website). J. Julio Vela
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Order for Non-disclosure for felony deferred adjudication

Question: Does an order for non disclosure work for Felony Deferred Adjudication? Answer: Yes. Texas allows certain felony offenses to be subject to an order of non disclosure, so long as you have ...
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3G offenses and Parole

I often get asked, "what's a 3 g offense and how will it effect my ability to get probation or Parole eligibility?" The types of 3g offenses can be found in the Texas Code of Criminal ...
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Response to questions on Deferred Adjudication and Probation

I received many inquires as to the differences between deferred adjudication and probation. I hope this post clears up some questions... Deferred Adjudication: Deferred Adjudication is available for ...
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