Posts Tagged ‘legal’

Texas Government Public Record

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Texas government public record
If the State of Louisiana paid Old Age Assistance, what department wrote the checks?

In the late 1930’s and until 1964 my grandfather received a pension check from the state of Louisiana. What would the name of the State Department that issued the checks be. Example the State of Texas called it The Department of Public Welfare. I found a dairy online from a man in Simsboro, written from 1927 till 1944, it was a daily record of who died, was born, the weather and what he did for each day. In that diary he mentioned “went to town to Ruston (Parish Seat) to pick up my $60.00 “Government Check”. There is not a record, to be found, of a Social Security number for grand father. He was born somewhere around 1865 to 1870, no birth records have been found. On his death Certificate there is not a SS number. All of our family records were accidently destroyed in 1983 and recently, while tracing our family tree, it was discovered that no one knows our Great Grand Fathers name.
If anyone can remember the State agency or anyone I could contact in Louisiana , Thanks

Jimmy, on the chance that someone comes up with info for you, after your question closes… your profile does not allow email, and they may not be able to reach you.
the death certificate should have a date of birth, which can be compared to earlier census records. If you use the birthplace(s) of the children, to narrow down what county he lived in, just prior to ww1… you may be able to locate a draft registration, with his place of birth.
Just for the record.. social security started in the late 1930s, not 1960s. A ss # may not have been required on a death cert in 1964, which does NOT prove he didn’t have one.
There are numerous avenues that you can search for info.

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!

Texas Law Courts

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Texas law courts
What are my rights as a Texas renter if Apartment manager fails to make repairs?

Me and my wife just got married and are now living in an apartment where the apartment manager hires people with criminal records to do repairs. He wants us to be at home all the time when repairs get done and we can’t be there all the time. But that is just one complaint, we have now been living here for two weeks and no appliances work, no washer/dryer, stove, and dish washer which were promised to us weeks ago and manager said he will fix it all before we even moved in and keeps holding it off even further. We haven’t paid rent thus far but have put down our deposit of $300, we have called him several times and still get little or no help. Is this grounds for breaking a lease and also for a court action if leasor doesn’t obide by the terms of lease in which they do repairs and maintenance? What are my legal rights under Texas Law and how can I get something done? I feel that my landlord is being very cheap on us and hiring unprofessional people to do repairs. What can I do?

I am not in Texas, however, generally a landlord should provide a safe and functional place to live. Read over your lease and figure out what you agreed to. Talk to the city you live in, they should have a housing authority and can advice you on the local ordinances.

I wouldn’t sweat it if you need to break the lease. Unless the rental market is very tight, you probably wont have much trouble. Doesn’t sound like its’ very competitive if the landlord allowed you to move in without paying rent.