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My grandson was picked up Friday 16,2016. In Everman Tx. The

My grandson was picked up Friday 16,2016. In Everman Tx. The police was looking for him for warrants. But when they found him he had a weapon, hit one of the officers and ran. He is charged with assault of a police, having weapon and resisting arrest. He went before the judge today July 24,2016 his bail was set at $200,000.00 we are poor have no way of taking care of that. Noah Adam England is his name. He has not had any trouble with the law before. I am his grandmother Bettie Odom

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I have been charged with 2 misdemeanor theft charges all

I have been charged with 2 misdemeanor theft charges all within a period of a month. One was for shoplifting total of 30$ and the other was for stealing my neighbours pool equipment approx cost of 250 dollars. I'm clearly guilty in both cases and was going to have a court appointed attorney represent me. Is this advisable or should I hire an attorney.

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I am looking forward to a misdemeanor domestic violence

I am looking forward to a misdemeanor domestic violence first offenceJA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: California my wife called the police told them I checked her and pushed her they took pictures no serious harmJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I don't know what to do how much time do you think I will serveJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: NoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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If a person has been on probation and had to take some

If a person has been on probation and had to take some classes as part of the probation, half way through the classes he lost his job and could not pay for the remainder of the classes. The person doing the classes told him that "no money no classes." He told his po this and she told him that she would have to revoke him. So he quit going to his po. A week ago he was arrested for probation violation. He only has a few months left on his probation. The po didn't bring him his paperwork and had a "oh well" don't care attitude, then the po told him by the way you go to court August 1st. He is a veteran and asked her if at all possible could she switch him to veterans court. The po office told him that it was too late and said no. I just need some answers on is it against the law to deny a veteran, veteran judge? And why can't he see another judge and get out sooner and go to work? He has a job that he is fixing to lose.

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When you get arrested violence ( first offense) when you

when you get arrested for domestic violence ( first offense) when you appear in court what is the best way to handle this ?? this is in the state of TexasJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen? Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: it is in Texas and the person in question has not spoken to a lawyer.. he needs to appear in court friday with a court appointed lawyerJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I work tree health care company and have been here few years

Hello,I work for a tree health care company and have been here for a few years not. Very shortly after starting i signed an agreement not to compete. Which states i can not work for a similar company or start my own plant health care company for three years after i have finished working here (either leaving by my own choice or being terminated). There has been some corrupt behavior with specific coworkers since i started. I finally decided it was in my personal and my companys best interest to bring things to my employers attention. I reported to my employer that the manager has not been properly been doing some treatments that our customers are paying very good money for. There has also been countless times were they would dump chemicals (pesticides, herbasides, fertilizers) in places where they should definitley not be dumped. Those are just to name a few besides slander and padding hours on time cards, ect. I brought all this to my employers attention during the busy part of our season. Being so busy my employer felt it best to keep the two employees on til we slowed down, leaving one unsupervised where they could of still been doing some these moral less actions. The two employees recently were terminated once we slowed down. Since then the new hire has been training and doing some plant treatments without proper testing of licensing by the state, as well as not being properly licensed to drive larger truck containing these chemicals. This has happened in the past from what i know as well. We have been advised to keep this a secret and try to hide the fact in case any of the past employees are looking for something to retaliate against my employer with. My boss claimed he knew about the personality of the manager but assumed it was harmless so he was able to turn his head on a lot of things to deal with other work and let the manger in control of many daily operations, not knowing what exactly was going on. I have recently found out as well that the vehicles we have been using are several weeks past thier inspection dates. To add to the uncomfortable behaviors ive had to deal with since starting, there is also something i feel uncomfortable with. When we get laid off for the winter and come back, our first few weeks worth of hours are banked as we are told to continue drawing unemployment until we get going full time again. All of this has worn on me over my couple of years here and it has made me very uncomfortable to continue to work here. Sometimes these things come across as criminal to me, even if minor, which i might be wrong. I wish to continue this profession but am worried i am with a company that could potentially build a bad reputation if any of this gets out. My question, is any of this solid ground that could get me out of my contract of agreement not to compete?(so i can pursue this same work with a different company without breaking my contract) Or are there any ways to get out of an agreement not to compete?

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My girlfriend is going to her arraignment in court in a few

My girlfriend is going to her arraignment in court in a few days for a simple abuse case -- I've found out that the courts are taking no action through speaking wth the Prosecuting Attorney's office. I'm wondering what sort of legal representation (lawyer or not) she'll need present on the court date?

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When a person is released to a mental state hospital after

When a person is released to a mental state hospital after being arrested because of an order of incompetency and a status check is posted for 6 months from the date, does that mean they will go back to jail to stand trial? Would this apply even if they have had a mental condition for 20 years?

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I got arrested a, got processed and released, PA, No. This

I got arrested for soliciting a prostitute, got processed and releasedJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: PAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. This just happened todayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No. I dont think soJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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