San Antonio, TX asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Texas

Q: charged whit a 2felony for burgaly habitation first timer I got 2 years defer probation

But they didn't had much evidence as far j know they only had a video me saying if she keep bothering me I was going to do it some boots that where there testify if they where mine i agree cause i was scared i got raped I'm jail the lady that press charges is my moms next door neighbor but tills this day she bothers me and my family she I would like to fight it I did my two years I just haven't pay my fines but I got tired i would want to know what can i do

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Nina Whitehurst

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Fighting it will cost you more than the fines. Pay the fines and strictly comply with the terms of your probation.

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Michael Hamilton Rodgers

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

A: Sounds like you pleaded guilty or "no contest" (same as guilty plea). If you pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea bargain, there's almost noithing you can do at this stage. There's no "King'sX" in Court. You can't accept a plea offer, get the deal done by pleading guilty, and then sayyou want to change the result. You waived your right to appeal, correct? Also, on an agreed plea, you have no right to appeal to begin with. Judge can allow you to appeal, but judges rarely do this.

Things are different if you filed pretrial motions which were denied after a hearing. In that case, you have a right to appeal the ruling usually. Did you file a motion to suppress the evidence or a motion to dismiss the case for any reason?

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Kiele Linroth Pace

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

A: I agree with the other attorneys. If money is your motivation for fighting the case then just forget it. Fighting a case after you already lost is significantly more expensive. Also, it is 100X easier to win a criminal case BEFORE you enter a plea.

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