The case will continue unless the prosecutor decides to seek a dismissal. That said, it is certainly possible that the prosecutor's interest in the case may decline with the death of the alleged victim or a key witness. Talk to your criminal defense attorney about this issue.
Paul Looney's answer Go to the bank and complete a fraud affidavit. The bank should begin refunding stolen funds. Change your credit cards, bank cards, etc. The bank can handle that off the top. Consequences? There should be none after it is established the bank recognizes the fraud. Hope this has been helpful, and good luck.
Grant St Julian III's answer Theft offenses are listed under Section 31.03 of the Texas Penal Code; Credit Card Abuse is under Section 32.31. The punishment range for a particular offense depends on the facts alleged. Have an attorney review the charging instrument filed in the case.
If she used your debit card without your authorization you can file a police report and hope the county decides to file a criminal case against her. You also have the option of pursuing a judgment in small claims court for the amounts stolen and borrowed. You could do both.
David Humphreys' answer Go to HWH-law.com and click on the tab identity theft. You can see how to write the needed letter and what you need to say. The good news is that many times a well written letter makes the problem end. If not, you have rights and you will want to contact a lawyer that handles FCRA and ID Theft cases. Good luck!
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer Yes, it is possible. It is even POSSIBLE to get probation for MURDER although obviously that is not the likely result. If convicted of a 2nd degree felony, the punishment range is 2 to 20 years in the state penitentiary and a fine up to $10,000. A felony prison sentence can be probated for up to 10 years.
Asking about probation assumes that the government has enough admissible evidence to convict you of the crime. Maybe they do. Maybe they don't. But wouldn't it be better to NOT...
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