San Antonio, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: My case was closed and reopened under a different case number and I was issued a warrant for my arrest

I was 17 years old when I sent threatening twxt messages to a fellow student, and was asked to turn myself in. I turned 18 on january 17 and in april of 2018 I received a warrant for my arrest in the mail, and was confused as to why as I had kept up with bail and reporting to my pretrial services officer. I spoke with my attorney and he was able to inform me that my case was closed and reopened under a different case number, and that it was done in order to be dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor court, however he was unsure. Presently, I am trying to join the military and my legal status is preventing me from qualifying. I am looking for advice on how I can clear my warrant cleared and court date expedited. Since I was a minor and nobody was physically harmed during the incident I am hoping I can get my charges dropped or expunged. I have already been to pretrial (January 2018) however we only discussed when I would get off of house arrest.

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Kiele Linroth Pace

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Ask your attorney if it is possible that the judge will consider replacing the warrant with a summons so you don't have to surrender on the warrant. Also ask if the judge will consider granting a personal bond so you don't have to post cash bail.

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