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 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? 03/20/2022

Driver in Texas crash was 13; is that legal?

Driver in Texas crash was 13; is that legal? In Texas, one must be 14 to begin their learner’s license.

Cactus Law Office, PLLC Scott F. Cactus Lemanski, Attorney at Law updated their website address. 03/15/2022

Cactus Law Office, PLLC Scott F. Cactus Lemanski, Attorney at Law updated their website address.

Cactus Law Office, PLLC Scott F. Cactus Lemanski, Attorney at Law updated their website address.


Cactus Law Office, PLLC Scott F. Cactus Lemanski, Attorney at Law

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. 07/07/2020

Miranda Rights Protocols Are Different In Real Life

Law & Order doesn't have all the answers. Most conversations with officers are recorded. 07/06/2020

Senate Confirms Nomination of Drew Tipton for Texas’ Southern District Court 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. 06/03/2020

How Does Texas Deal With Drug Trafficking?

Even aiding drug traffickers can lead to life-changing consequences. Federal charges may be coming if state lines were crossed. 05/13/2020

8 Mistakes That Can Lead To A Wrongful Conviction

Unfortunately, it is possible to be falsely accused of criminal activity. 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
* Arson
* Robbery
* Burglary
* Burglary of Coin-operated or Coin Collection Machines
* Burglary of Vehicles
* Criminal Trespass
* Theft

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. 04/06/2020

South Texas Is A Hot Bed For Trafficking

Federal agencies are focusing on the region as cartels become more sophisticated. 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 03/15/2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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) 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. 03/04/2020

What To Say To The Police To Avoid Self-Incrimination

The police will often use tactics designed to persuade suspects to talk, which can lead to self-incrimination. Staying silent is also a viable option. 02/11/2020

Texas police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting death of unarmed man

Texas police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting death of an unarmed man. A cop in Central Texas has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, according to reports. 02/10/2020

Can Texans Use CBD Yet?

This popular new substance may have medical benefits. New rules and regulations could soon be coming. 01/28/2020

Investigation Process Outlined In 3 Steps

What options does a person have if they are accused of committing a federal crime? Being arrested does not always lead to a conviction. 12/06/2019

Money Laundering Is Unfortunately Common

What is money laundering and how do small business fall into this criminal trap? Authorities come down harshly on those convicted.


Corpus Christi Caller-Times

A lawyer defending a 24-year-old man who was shot by police after allegedly confronting an officer with a pipe says his client's civil rights were violated. 11/11/2019

Providing Help In Any Way Can Bring Legal Trouble

An invalid legal status brings danger. Especially for those transporting or providing shelter. It's scary to think about. 10/15/2019

Officer charged with murdering woman in her home

Fort Worth officer, Aaron Dean, charged with murder after woman was shot and killed in her own home Investigators say Dean was responding to a call from a neighbor about Jefferson's home door being opened. 10/14/2019

3 Steps For Anyone Facing Drug Charges

Why is it important for those facing drug trafficking charges to review the evidence against them? When to begin building a defense. 09/17/2019

Some Search Results Could Get Thrown Out

Can land owners push back when faced with a property search? Homeowners likely want to maintain their privacy. 08/19/2019

What Are Minimum Occupancies?

Many privately operated prisons have contracts that require a certain number of inmates at a time. How is sentencing impacted? 07/18/2019

Should I Use My Right To Remain Silent?

It's important to know when keeping quiet is a good idea. Doing this can seem suspicious in some cases. 07/09/2019

Evidence called into question leads to new trial for Killeen rapper

Evidence called into question leads to new trial for Killeen rapper 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. 07/02/2019

Opinion analysis: Felons-in-possession must know they are felons - SCOTUSblog

Supreme Court: Felons-in-possession must know they are felons 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 06/26/2019

Understanding Plea Bargains & Negotiation

Does testimony or evidence secure a plea bargain? What options do people have when seeking a plea bargain? 06/20/2019

New law makes stealing packages a felony in Texas

New law makes stealing packages a felony in Texas. 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 drug charges | Cactus Law Office, PLLC

Texas man sentenced to 20 years on Federal drug charges. 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 06/03/2019

When Can Cops Really Enter Someone’s Home?

Cut through the myths and half-truths about police going into someone’s house. Knowing what rules they have to follow is the first step. 05/22/2019

What Happens After Consenting To A Search?

There are several consequences that come from granting police permission to look in a car. What items could cause trouble? 05/20/2019

Felony Vs. Misdemeanor

The consequences for a felony and a misdemeanor are vastly different. What is the difference? 05/18/2019

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? | Cactus Law Office, PLLC

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