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Texas Criminal Court Records

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Texas criminal court records
Previous assault charge in Ohio, and now an assault with a deadly weapon charge in Texas…What will happen?

At 15, my brother received an assault charge (IN OHIO) after fighting another boy at school (he broke the boy’s jaw)…Now at 17, he’s being charged for assault with a deadly weapon (IN TEXAS). The so-called “victim” of the assault was drunk, threatening to kill four other people at the party (himself, too), and had already attempted to attack the four the night before. My brother tried to console him, and the guy pulled a knife on him (cutting my brother’s hand). My brother hit him (with an UNLOADED gun) and knocked the knife out of his hand. Now the “victim” has filed assault with a deadly weapon charges against my brother. How will this turn out in court??? My brother has several MIPs and MICs on his record…And one criminal mischief charge. What may be the outcome of his situation?

Professional answers would be GREATLY appreciated!

It doesn’t look good with the prior charges. But has he been convicted?

Texas is a pretty tough state, and depending on what happened, the statements of witnesses who were there when this happened, it can be tough to prove. Basically everything is based on hearsay and observation, and if others were also intoxicated at the party it can look like there are no reliable accounts of what really happened – meaning, his word against the victim. He might get in trouble for having a gun at a party, unless he has the license to own it.
Your brother needs an attorney for this. The prior troubles aren’t going to help with this, but if you guys can get reliable witnesses stating what happened that could certainly help him.

Texas Criminal Public Record

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Texas criminal public record
Why is it so hard to find PUBLIC access records?

Specifically, in California, Texas and Florida pertaining to criminal records from the court systems. Do these states not provide this info online? Why not? I need this info to help others provide info for employment but can’t find it online like most states provide. It just saves a lot of time and aggravation.

Texas and Florida do not provide criminal records online. I am sure it has something to do with privacy, etc. I know nothing about California.

The link to perform a criminal history check in Florida is: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CriminalHistory/

The link to perform a criminal history check in Texas is: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/offender_information.htm#General

Texas Criminal Search Records

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Texas criminal search records
How Bad is a drug paraphernalia ticket?

I live in Texas and got a ticket for possession of drug paraphernalia, because a cop searched my car, and said that a wooden case I had in my car had marijuana residue in it which I do not think it did. So I was wondering how bad is this ticket. This is my 1st ever criminal charge so what should I expect when i go to court? Is it necessary to get a lawyer? If so how much do lawyers usually cost because I’m 19 and don’t want to tell my parents! And is this bad for my record?

If the police lab confirms that there was marijuana residue in the box, you’re screwed. Texas has been known to impose a life sentence without parole for possession of as little as one marijuana seed! You will need to get your lawyer to see to it that an independent lab tests the box, too. If you can prove there was no such residue, you’re home free.
You MUST tell your ‘rents. You’re gonna need all the help you can get!