Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor offense. If he gets arrested for driving with license suspended (DWLS), he risks revocation of his felony probation. However, he may have been granted an occupational driver license, depending on how long he has been on probation. The occupational driver license allows the driver to drive for work and household activities (taking the children to school, medical appointments, groceries, etc.).
MIP is a Class C misdemeanor ticket so it is handled in the city of Arlington municipal court. Drug testing is regularly ordered in the Tarrant County criminal courts (Class A and B Misdemeanors) but no, not in this muni court.
If you are going to court for the first time (you have not plead yet) you have some option besides pleading guilty and paying a fine, so it would be wise to talk to a criminal attorney who handles tickets in the Arlington muni court.
A defendant would be eligible for parole once she has served at least one-fourth (6 months) of the time on a felony DWI. But when or whether the defendant is paroled depends on how she behaves in prison, the facts of her particular crime, how full the prison is, the members of the parole board, etc. In other words no one can predict an exact date of parole or whether she will even be paroled.
If he received pen time or a straight probation in his prior felony possession of a controlled substance case, he is no longer eligible for probation. If he is convicted in a trial in this new AADW, neither the jury nor the judge can consider a probation. However, the prosecutor can offer probation if a plea agreement is reached without a trial. Seek an attorney well versed in criminal law, especially one familiar with the Travis County district courts.
Yes, and the judge may allow you to just report nightly to sleep at the jail if you are working, rather than spend 24 hours there.
As you probably learned, whether you are put on probation or given a jail sentence for a DWI, you are convicted. So serving time in jail won't change your judgment. But you will still need to take the Texas Drug Offender Course and pay TXDPS surcharges for three years, whether you are on probation or you do jail time. This is not a complicated situation for a...
As Lex noted, the felony judges vary in bond conditions. But with a high charge like you face, it is likely you will have to report to the bond office weekly and do random drug testing. To answer your second question, a lawyer can seek to have conditions modified. Bond conditions will be in place until your case is resolved with a plea, favorable outcome on a motion to suppress, or trial. Bond conditions are not as extensive as probation terms and conditions, at least in Tarrant County.
Any injury to a child under 15 charge is a felony charge. It can be a third degree felony with a range of punishment of 2 to 10 years in prison. It can also be a first degree felony with a range of punishment of 5 to 99 years or life in prison. The District Attorney's Office will decide the degree when they receive the case from the police, then the Grand Jury will determine whether to indict on the 3rd or 1st degree level.
If he has never been previously convicted of a felony, he is...
If he has a warrant for his arrest in another county outstanding or he has tickets outstanding in a city (municipality) or multiple cities, he may have to sit in jail until he is transferred to the other county or the municipality where warrants are still alive. The jail administrator may provide an explanation. Jail guards are not truly knowledgeable about the legal reason.
Yes. A DWI charge always results in a conviction if the defendant is found guilty in trial or pleads guilty. There is no deferred adjudication for a DWI in our Texas and most other states. The legislators in Austin passed this law. Someone could plead guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child or aggravated robbery, for instance, and be given deferred adjudication probation. This means a person can plead guilty to a 1st degree felony and not be convicted. But a defendant cannot get...