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I was incarcerated on the 3 of May 2008. I was in prison for

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I was incarcerated on the 3 of May 2008. I was in prison for 11 months. On the day of my arrest I was charged with 1. No DL and 2. No Insurance and finally 3. No appearance in court. I was incarcerated for 11 months and I sent 2 letters to the county clerks office in El Paso County. I ask for timed served for my tickets and I didn't get any letters back only that I had no warrants, but the county system is different from the town of horizon. I got my Tickets on the 3rd of May in Horizon City, same county but apparently different from El Paso. I was not granted time served but when I got out of prison I went striaght to Dallas. I think I should of been granted time served because I sent them two letters and now they want me to pay $840. $230 for not appearing in court, I was incarcerated. Can I fight this so I can get timed served and doesn't the county have precedence over the town of horizon?
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Criminal Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes I have my disposition and I should be able to get a hold of one of the rep from the prison i was held in. It 45 mins from me.
Criminal Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
Do you have copies of the letters you originally sent requesting credit for time served and their responses?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No and niether does the county clerks office in El Paso Texas. Should I contact a lawyer in El Paso to see if they can get my timed served for this or do I need the letter. I also gave my parole officer my papers when I got out. The poralees from Dallas show there papers to the county clerks office here and the mark there warrants as time served. I don't see why Horizon can just not except my being in prison and let me get my time served. Should I start looking for a lawyer because I know I should pay so much when I was not even able to appear in court.
Criminal Lawyer: JB Umphrey, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
You can certainly contact a local lawyer to assist you. Be sure to give him/her your proof of incarceration.

The attorney can prepare and file a renewed motion seeking credit for time served, attach the proof of incarceration, and explain how you previously filed requests for credit for time served while you were in custody but they were not granted and copies were not maintained. The lawyer will have to do a bit of fancy dancing on the last part.

Good luck and best wishes! I hope that you find this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!
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