San Antonio, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What does it mean when you will not be having trail

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Most criminal law cases are resolved without a trial. Sometimes the charges are dismissed by the prosecution and sometimes there is a settlement agreement between the prosecution and defense. A case may also be dismissed by a judge over the prosecution's objection, but that only happens in extreme cases involving some sort of misconduct or systemic error that cannot be cured.

John Cucci Jr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: That could mean a lot of things. It means the trial for your case that was set will not occur as scheduled. There are many reasons why this happens. If it is jury trial you were to have, and you are out on bond, the court has to put people that are in jail waiting for trial first. That is due to the 5th and 6th Amendments to the US Constitution.

It is an opportunity for you to ask for a good deal sometimes. Push the envelope. Make an outrageous offer to the DA and see if they bite!

Good Luck!

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