If a judge, the ADA, and the defendants attorney all agree to deferred adjudication at pre trial hearing and the judge explains the process to the defendant (including the fact that a plea of guilty has to be entered in order to be granted deferred adjudication and then asks for the defendant to... Read more »
If the person entered a plea without an agreed recommendation, then the person opens himself up for the full range of punishment. The decision rest solely on the judge. I am guessing that is what happened in this case. However, if the plea papers indicated an agreement with the prosecutor, then the...Read more »
I walked off of a Wal-Mart with an iitemi intended to bit accidentally & was charged with theft. I paid all my fees & got into no more trouble & the case was dismissed. Will that show on a background check?
Yes, if you took a deferred adjudication. It will come up on a background check. It will show that it was dismissed and that it is not a final conviction. You will have to apply for a non-disclosure in order to be able to hide the crime from any non government agencies. Speak to a criminal defense...Read more »
Yes, you can be arrested for a warrant that you did not know about. It happens all of the time. Arrest are not always made immediately by the police. A burglary where the suspects where not caught on the scene is a great example. The police investigate and try to determine who did it and when they...Read more »
I was placed on probation for 6 months an early release in 30 days if all fees and dl cleared. I stopped reporting and I am staying out of trouble. I've got my drivers license and have paid all my fines and fees. What could happen
If you do not report, then how can the court determine if you are doing well on probation. It's good that you have not been arrested for any other crime, however it does not excuse why you did not follow the court's order. Your fate is in the hands of the judge. On the brighter side, as...Read more »
No one can give you chances based on what you just asked. Just like all evidence, it depends on the strength of the evidence. A fingerprint at the scene of a crime is pretty good circumstantial evidence to establish that a person was at least present. Semen found in a sexual assault case is also...Read more »
The state is allowed to enhance any theft to a felony when a person has committed to other thefts. It seems as though he is being charged with a state jail felony. This is a result of his 2 prior theft convictions. He is facing 180 days to 2 years in a State jail facility. You should speak to a...Read more »
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