Michael Hamilton Rodgers

Michael Hamilton Rodgers

Law Office of Mike Rodgers
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Texas
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    White Collar Crime
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 17136700
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5th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
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Education
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. (1975)
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Activities: Elected Secretary, Student Bar Association, 1975.
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North Texas State University
B.A. (1972) | Philosophy (major); Political Science (minor)
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Activities: Elected President of the Philosophy Club 3 times.
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Legal Answers
120 Questions Answered
Q. My ex-husband is currently in jail on a MTR. He had a hearing for motion and order to dismiss. What does this mean
A: You are incorrect when you say "they revoked him". They did not revoke his probation. They (the prosecutors in his case) filed a Motion to Revoke his probation and he is waiting for his hearing on that motion. Only the judge in his case can revoke his probation. You should ask your husband's lawyer what the recent hearing was about. Because you have not said who filed this Motion to Dismiss (your husband's lawyer or the prosecutors), your question cannot be answered here with anything but uninformed speculation. I hope everything works out for you and your husband. Good luck!
Q. Can I file a lawsuit against the police department for a false arrest?
A: Of course you can sue. But I think you're asking the wrong question. The correct question is, " Should I sue this officer and /or his police department?" If you think it was a colossal pain in the rear being arrested and then having that case hanging over you for 2.5 years, you haven't suffered anything in comparison to the misery a civil rights lawsuit will visit upon you. First, you'll have to pay a lawyer many thousands of dollars to do the work. Second, law enforcement officers usually have immunity from most lawsuits of the type you're talking about, unless they have violated civil rights because of a person's race or other Constitutionally-protected status. Nothing you have said remotely suggests the officer was acting in such a manner. Third, and most importantly, the likelihood of you winning a jury trial based on what you say happened is so small that most lawyers wouldn't take your case even if you are able to pay them the (probably) tens of thousands of dollars it will require. And finally, even if you do win a jury trial and get the jury to agree that your civil rights were indeed violated, you have almost no monetary damages to support a large money verdict. This means that even if you win a trial, you will almost certainly get beat up financially. So, in conclusion, please understand that I could be totally wrong about this. By all means talk to a civil rights attorney and see what they think. But if I were your lawyer, I would advise you to be happy that in the end you beat that officer by getting your criminal case dismissed.
Q. I BELIEVE MY 4TH AMENDMENT CIVIL RIGHGS WERE VIOLATED I HAVE A FELONY CHARGE AS A RESULT
A: Well, if your ex-brother-in-law didn't have a legal reason to pull you over, then your rights may well have been violated. Even if he had reason for the stop, if you didn't consent to the search of your vehicle and he had no probable cause independent of consent, again, you may have a good legal challenge to puty forward. Problem here is you have provided no facts from which a lawyer here can make the determination of whether your rights were violated. You should get a good attorney and view the video of the interaction with the officer (assuming there is one) in order for the lawyer to have a better factual basis for his or her analysis of your legal case. Do this as soon as possible. No answers you get here can substitute for the advice of wee-informed counsel. Good luck with your case.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Mike Rodgers
4627 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75205
Toll-Free: (214) 999-0900
Telephone: (214) 999-0900
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Notice: Because I represent clients in courts all over Texas, I can't keep regular office hours. Right now (8/17/20), I have cases in seven Texas counties. Still, I'm here most days and weekends and often at night. Please call for appointment.
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