I agree with the prior two posts. A call to the clerk of courts should be your first step to determine the status of the case. If it is the initial appearance, your husband should be able to enter a not guilty plea and additional court dates (a pre-trial conference and trial) will be scheduled. It would be wise to request court dates far enough into the future so that your husband can collect the funds to retain counsel.
I agree with the first two answers. The plea bargain is an agreement between only the defedant and the district attorney. The agreement only binds the district attorney to recommend that specific sentence to the judge. The judge is not bound by the terms of the plea agreement and may sentence a defendant above and beyond the recommendation of defense counsel or the district attorney.
I agree with the two prior responses. If you were under 25 years of age when the offense was committed, the judge has the ability to expunge the conviction.
It would be advisable to contact an attorney. Be sure to attend court in two weeks, and enter a not guilty plea. You will then have time to retain an attorney or ask that a public defender be appointed to represent you. Based on your record, its possible the district attorney may consider a deferred prosecution agreement that would...
I agree with the two prior posts. Although this may be a simple misunderstanding, you would be well served to have legal counsel assist you through the process.
Regarding the listing on CCAP, your attorney can also help with expungement efforts to clear this from his record.
I agree with Attorney Witt. There is likely some confusion. From the facts you descibe, you would not be sentenced twice on the same case. Check your court notices carefully to make sure they are not for separate cases or for different hearings on the same case. If this doesn't clear up the issue, contact an attorney that can review the documents and provide specific guidance.
Beware that a felony conviction forever bars you from possessing a firearm, and possession subjects you to a Class G felony (maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine), and prohibits you from voting in an election while imprisoned or on probation/extended supervision.
As mentioned by other posters, additional penalty enhancers may apply - including the repeater enhancers if he has a recent prior conviction(s). It would be wise to retain counsel for a complete analysis of your husband's situation. I would also strongly encourage your husband to retain counsel on his revocation case. Picking up new charges while on probation frequently results in the probation agent seeking to revoke probation.
I agree that you would likely be aided by hiring an attorney. In some counties, your attorney can appear for you so that you may not have to miss school. Your attorney could look into the amount of the fine and ensure it does not exceed the maximum.
Do make sure that you contact the court before your hearing as failing to appear will likely result in judgment being entered against you.
I agree with Attorney Swimmer. Your voting rights are restored after your sentence is complete. If you have fully completed your sentence (prison and extended supervision/probation), you likely can vote. It would be advisable to confirm your voting eligibility prior to election day to ensure you have time to correct any mistakes that may exist.