Q: What can I do about an FTA for charges that the DA promised to drop in Smith county tn.
I was at someones house when police searched without a warrant, the person "Joe" then showed them drugs (meth)in a seperate garage and then broke into a locked safe when police asked him to where they found benzos. I was charged the same as *Joe~2 counts meth w intent and 2 counts controlled substance w intent. The DA (i believe or top attorney in this town) made a deal with Joe~Joes charges, current and pending to that point would be dropped including traffic violations and my charges dropped in return for joe taking 11/29 probation w 6mnths suspended for misdemeanor simple poss of marijuana. Ive been to every court date but they all got continued until last week my ride broke down. I stayed in contact with the court and PD but after an hour or so i still hadnt found a way my PDs secretary called stating i had an FTA and my only option is to turn myself in. Im scared I cant afford a lawyer or bond. Any advice is appreciated
A: The FTA is the least of your problems. Apparently you have not reached a disposition of your case. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, which may include Motions to Suppress, etc. if you are Indicted. Not showing up for Court is never excused when you are the defendant. Obviously you and your PD did not complete the Plea. Probably time for a new phone and number.
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