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Would like a lawyer to call about a broken lease and promissory note in texas and I also need a restraining order againast him

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

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Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I broke a lease and now the landlord is threatening to jail me for theft of service. additionally I was late on a promissory note for furniture and he says hes filing theft and sending me to jail as well.
I want to file a restraining also because he calls my parents, my job and contacts my FB friends
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 months ago

Thank you. Well first of all breaking a contract is not a criminal act in Texas. Theft of service deals with things like skipping on your restaurant bill, or, paying with a bad check/card knowing that it would be declined. So this should not become a criminal matter. The owner is simply trying to scare you into paying. He cannot send you to jail.

Now, as for restraining orders, you can see specific instructions on how to file one HERE if you need to. Good luck.

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