1. Can you run a license plate and tell me who it belongs to?
No. This information can not be disseminated outside of law enforcement.
2. Can you run my drivers license and provide me with a copy?
No. A form can be provided to you to complete and submit to DPS in Austin. For a fee, your license information will be forwarded to you via the US mail.
3. Is there a leash law in the county?
No there is not, but dogs must have a collar and tags indicating that vaccinations are current or they may be picked up by animal control.
4. My common-law spouse took a vehicle that is in my name. Can Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle be filed on them?
Texas recognizes common-law relationships and is also a community property state. If the vehicle was acquired by either party during the relationship, the vehicle belongs to both. A common-law marriage can and should be dissolved by filing for divorce. Property issues, custody issues and child support issues will then be decided by the court.
5. My spouse refuses to allow my court ordered visitation with my children. Can he or she be arrested for not following the orders of the court?
Technically, custody and property issues as a result of a divorce decree are civil matters and the court should be petitioned and a hearing held to resolve any areas of contention. This does not mean that one spouse or the other cannot report incidents whereby one party or the other refuses to comply with the visitation provisions of the decree. If the information is documented by an incident report, this information is available to the attorneys representing either party. If an offense of Interference with Child Custody is generated, the District Attorney's office will determine if the elements of an offense exist and if a warrant should be issued.