Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I caught a charge on deferred adjudication but got it dismissed will this affect my release date next month.

Also my officer said I’m in the clear to be released but I just wanna double check

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Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: This is a good question. The answer is important to you as it affects your future in many ways. The answer is very simple and it is this: there is no way to double check. You should ask your attorney because he/she is best situated to gove you sime idea what the answer might be. Still that would only be an educated guess.

If your probation officer has told you you are "in the clear", you should simply continue doing whatever you're supposed to be doing under the terms and conditions of your probation. I advise that you not try to ask anybody else about your chances, so long as your probation office had complete knowledge of the dismissed case when they gave you the good news about your situation. A good relationship with your probation officer is built on trust. This is a good time to rely on that trusting relationship.

Good luck. I hope everything works out, and Happy New Year!

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