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Shouldn't I Have Gotten a Ticket?

Posted by Richard Jones | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Someone calls me on the phone for a consult. They tell me, "Richard I was pulled over for not using my turn signal. When they asked for my driver's license they said they smelled marijuana. They got me out of the car. They asked if they could search and I said sure. The cop searched and found a c...

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What's the punishment for evading arrest?

Posted by Richard Jones | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Evading arrest is a Class "a" misdemeanor if it's a first time evading on foot. The punishment range is up to a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine. If you've previously been convicted of evading on foot then the offense is a state jail felony. State jail felony punishment range is 6 months to 2 ...

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Can You Be Charged for Defending Yourself?

Posted by Richard Jones | May 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

You can get charged for defending yourself. Suppose your girlfriend or boyfriend gets upset with you. You want to leave and they block the door, so you grab them by the arms and move them to the side, leaving bruises on their arms. You commit the offense of family violence when you cause injury t...

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Will a Ticket Violate My Probation?

Posted by Richard Jones | Feb 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most probations or deferred dispositions require that you not commit any new offenses. While a ticket is a relatively low level of offense, it's still an offense. You should do anything to jeopardize the hard work you've put in to this point. Contacting a lawyer can save you from a hearing or a r...

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Affidavit of Surety to Surrender

Posted by Richard Jones | Feb 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you are on bond with a bonding company, they may seek to get off the bond. Two reasons the company may do this is because the defendant has failed to pay or because the defendant is not checking in with the bonding company. Once a judge agrees and lets the bond company off, a warrant will be...

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You've Been Arrested for DWI-What Next?

Posted by Richard Jones | Jun 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you been arrested for an alleged driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense? If so, you are probably wondering what is going to happen next. You are likely asking yourself questions such as: Will I have to appear before a judge? What will happen in court? Will I end up receiving jail time? The ...

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A Closer Look at Our Firm

Posted by Richard Jones | May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

What do you get when you turn to The Law Office of Richard T. Jones? You get an Austin criminal defense attorney who has more than 20 years of experience and a genuine desire to go above and beyond for his clients. These are crucial important qualities for a defense lawyer to have. When you are f...

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