Texas Attorney - Scott F. Cactus Lemanski is a Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer based in Corpus Chris Cactus Lemanski is a Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer based in Corpus Christi, TX, focusing on Federal & State Criminal Defense.
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Driver in Texas crash was 13; is that legal? In Texas, one must be 14 to begin their learner’s license.
Having a firearms-related offense on your record can seriously impact your life. From jobs, housing opportunities to home and or business loans, the collateral consequences of an UCW conviction are broad and could potentially last your whole life.
Recently, the state of Texas has passed HB 1927, which allows any person convicted of an offense under Section 46.02 (a) of the Penal Code to expunge their record. If you’ve been convicted of UCW and are interested in pursuing expungement, then we highly encourage you to consult Cactus Law Office of Scott F. C. Lemanski. Scott Lemanski has for close to two decades been advocating for clients in the courtroom, trial, as well as using his lawyering skills to ensure their records are expunged of all charges.
Contact Cactus Law Office today at 361-888-4545 to set up your first consultation with Scott F. C. Lemanski, Attorney at Law.
Cactus Law Office, PLLC Scott F. Cactus Lemanski, Attorney at Law Texas Attorney - Scott F. Cactus Lemanski is a Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer based in Corpus Christi, TX, focusing on Federal & State Criminal Defense.
Law & Order doesn't have all the answers.
gocactuslaw.com Most conversations with officers are recorded.
thetexan.news Drew Tipton, an attorney from the Houston area, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a federal judge for the Southern District Court of Texas.
Even aiding drug traffickers can lead to life-changing consequences.
gocactuslaw.com Federal charges may be coming if state lines were crossed.
Unfortunately, it is possible to be falsely accused of criminal activity.
gocactuslaw.com What are the penalties for drug possession?
Texas State of Disaster Criminal Law Enhancements
On March 13, 2020, the Governor of Texas declared a state of disaster in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the purposes of criminal law in Texas, that disaster declaration activated the provisions of Texas Penal Code (TPC 12.50)
Criminal Law Consequences During a State of Disaster:
TPC 12.50 states that for the offenses listed below, if committed during the declaration of a state of disaster, the punishment level for these offenses is increased to the next higher category for that offense. For example, if a Theft charge would normally be punished as a Class B misdemeanor (0 – 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 fine) then it would be increased to a Class A misdemeanor (0 – 365 days in jail and up to $4,000 fine) if it is committed during the time of the declared disaster.
Specifically, TPC 12.50 applies to the following offenses:
* Assault and Family Violence
* Burglary of Coin-operated or Coin Collection Machines
* Burglary of Vehicles
* Criminal Trespass
TPC 12.50 is limited by the following provisions:
For the offenses of Assault, Burglary of Coin-operated/Coin Collection Machines, Burglary of Vehicles, Criminal Trespass or Theft, if the offense committed would normally be punished as a Class A misdemeanor, then during the emergency declaration the minimum term of confinement is increased from 0 to 180 days in a county jail.
For the offenses of Arson, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass, if the offense committed would normally be punished as a First Degree Felony, then there is no enhancement.
Federal agencies are focusing on the region as cartels become more sophisticated.
gocactuslaw.com Violence and corruption are a sad byproduct.
Update: Nueces County Essential Hearing’s and Jury Trials as Ordered by the Hon. Nanette Hasette
“Shelter in Place" Order in Texas
“Stay at Home” Orders in Nueces County, Corpus Christi and other municipalities
If you get pulled over, stopped, questioned, or arrested by Law Enforcement in an area where there is a Shelter in Place Order / Stay at Home Order, your right to remain silent hasn’t changed. Law Enforcement will likely ask you questions, you have no obligation to provide them any information, other than your Identification. Give them your ID. If they ask questions, decline to answer. If they persist, ask for an Attorney. Please remain polite and respectful and obey any commands they give to move your body or to remain still. Your Constitutional Rights that protect you from self-incrimination are still active. Be smart, follow the law, and keep your distance. But don't waive your rights and subject yourself to prosecution when you can easily avoid it by remaining silent . If you forget, remember you can end the conversation at any time.
Update: Nueces County Judges Orders
Hon. Nanette Hasette
28th District Court
Hon. Lisa Gonzalez
County Court at Law Number 2
Effective March 17, 2020
There's no doubt that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating challenges for all of us, both personally and professionally. First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are remaining safe and healthy. We are writing to keep you informed of our recommendations as well as the steps we are taking to continue offering the care our clients require for their legal needs while providing you and our associates a safe environment.
We always keep our law office clean and disinfected, and we have increased both the frequency and scope of these cleanings in accordance with CDC recommendations to help ensure both our clients and associates are kept safe. Similarly, handwashing hygiene is critically important in a any public area, a step we continue to emphasize to staff and clients. As always, we provide options for hand cleaning for clients and associates, and we work closely with our legal team to ensure that anyone who is not feeling well understands that we support them staying home.
What do I do if I have been exposed to the coronavirus while I need legal care?
In order to help us continue to serve our clients in need of legal care, we ask that clients who have recently traveled to a high-risk country, had any exposure to symptomatic or confirmed positive cases, or confirmed positive themselves, not come in to the law office, instead please call our office to speak to the Attorney at 361-888-4545. We offer both voice and video conferences.
If you, as a client, are due for any other non-urgent appointment, please call us to discuss rescheduling to a later time. If it is determined that your appointment cannot be rescheduled for any reason, and your appointment is necessary, we ask that you have only one healthy family member or friend accompany you to the appointment, if necessary.
I have not been exposed and I am scheduled for an appointment.
If you are not sick and it is nesessary for you to come to the law office, we are open and fully operational. We recommend you follow these simple steps:
• While in the waiting area, maintain distance between you and other clients.
• After checking in at reception, you are welcome to wait in your car or the plaza lobby or utilize outdoor seating areas. We can text you when we are ready for you to come up to your appointment prior to seating you in the conference room.
• Limit the number of people who accompany you to the law office.
• If you need to pick up or dropt off any records or other paperwork, please call and we can arrange shipping or other delivery methods.
• Use a hand sanitizer or the client restrooms to wash hands.
At Cactus Law Office, we have various ways to help care for your legal needs without a trip to the law office at this time:
Text Messaging: You can send and receive texts and photos with Cactus Law Office. Our law office text number is 361-779-6036. Texting is available 24/7. We also offer voice and video conferencing.
Where can I get more information on COVID-19?
You can get the latest information from reputable sources such as:
• U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): About coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
cdc.gov Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.
The police will often use tactics designed to persuade suspects to talk, which can lead to self-incrimination.
gocactuslaw.com Staying silent is also a viable option.
Texas police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting death of an unarmed man.
foxnews.com A cop in Central Texas has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, according to reports.
This popular new substance may have medical benefits.
gocactuslaw.com New rules and regulations could soon be coming.
What options does a person have if they are accused of committing a federal crime?
gocactuslaw.com Being arrested does not always lead to a conviction.
What is money laundering and how do small business fall into this criminal trap?
gocactuslaw.com Authorities come down harshly on those convicted.
An invalid legal status brings danger. Especially for those transporting or providing shelter.
gocactuslaw.com It's scary to think about.
Fort Worth officer, Aaron Dean, charged with murder after woman was shot and killed in her own home
abcactionnews.com Investigators say Dean was responding to a call from a neighbor about Jefferson's home door being opened.
Why is it important for those facing drug trafficking charges to review the evidence against them?
gocactuslaw.com When to begin building a defense.
Can land owners push back when faced with a property search?
gocactuslaw.com Homeowners likely want to maintain their privacy.
Many privately operated prisons have contracts that require a certain number of inmates at a time.
gocactuslaw.com How is sentencing impacted?
It's important to know when keeping quiet is a good idea.
gocactuslaw.com Doing this can seem suspicious in some cases.
Evidence called into question leads to new trial for Killeen rapper
kxxv.com A conviction called into question after a Killeen man spends a decade behind bars. George Powell, a Killeen rapper, was convicted of robbing a 7/11 convenience store a decade ago. However, the court of criminal appeals decided he should be granted a new trial.
Supreme Court: Felons-in-possession must know they are felons
scotusblog.com In order to convict an unauthorized immigrant for gun possession, a federal prosecutor must prove not only that the defendant knew he possessed the gun but also that he knew he was out of immigration status, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Friday in Rehaif v. United States. The decision will almost c
Does testimony or evidence secure a plea bargain?
gocactuslaw.com What options do people have when seeking a plea bargain?
New law makes stealing packages a felony in Texas.
fox17online.com AUSTIN, Texas – Someone caught stealing mail in Texas could wind up with a felony charge, thanks to new legislation. Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 37, which goes into effect Sept. 1 and defines mail as "a letter, postal card, package, bag or other sealed article." The number of victi...
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Texas man sentenced to 20 years on Federal drug charges.
gocactuslaw.com A 41-year-old Texas man was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison on May 17 on drug trafficking and money laundering ... drug crimes
Cut through the myths and half-truths about police going into someone’s house.
gocactuslaw.com Knowing what rules they have to follow is the first step.
There are several consequences that come from granting police permission to look in a car.
gocactuslaw.com What items could cause trouble?
The consequences for a felony and a misdemeanor are vastly different.
gocactuslaw.com What is the difference?
Charged with a crime? So, what’s the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
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