Do some 3rd degree cases get reduced to misdemeanors?

Asked over 1 year ago - Austin, TX

Only ahd food stamp fraud dismissed and paid back restitution. And been arrested for a hot check

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  1. David N. Smith

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    Answered . If you are askiing, "Does it ever happen, " the answer is yes, it can happen. If you are asking whether or not it happens frequently, the answer, in my experience, is no. But, it is possible. It all depends on the circumstances and the previous history of the defendant. You should have a lawyer working on this for you.

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  2. Cynthia Russell Henley

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    Answered . At least in Harris County, if you pay full restitution up front within 45 days, they will agree to allow a misdemeanor deferred. Varies by county. Hire a local lawyer and talk with them about the possibilites but get together the restitution money ASAP.

    Cynthia Henley
    713-222-1220

  3. Macy Michelle Jaggers

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    Answered . Sometimes they do. It depends on the facts of the case, your criminal history, the DA assigned to your case, and the work of your defense attorney.

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  4. David Daniel White

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    Answered . Assuming your criminal history is minimal it sounds like the kind of case where a misdemeanor is. realistic outcome in Travis County. Hire an attorney to help.

    Law Office of David D. White, PLLC
    1205 Rio Grande St.
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 369-3737

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