Pleasanton, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I’m on a pre trial diversion agreement. It’s states for me to do a 32hr class. But probation wants

Me to do a 36hr/18wk long BIPP Class. Probation says no 32hr BIPP class exist. Can they do that?

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Stephen A. Nicholas
Stephen A. Nicholas
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I'm not sure where you are in Texas, but, in general, pretrial diversion, when the person qualifies and it's offered and you're in the program, is a gift that can be taken away for the slightest infraction or perceived infraction (from the viewpoint of the program leader). It's probably best that you go to whatever program they select so as to not risk losing your ability to have your case dismissed, once you successfully complete the pretrial diversion program. I'm pretty sure you will be prosecuted for the underlying charge if you get booted out of the program, so expect to make some concessions along the way. Best of Luck!

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