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I was arrested for shoplifting & it was my third time, I think it's a felony I bonded out but I'm scared I'll have to do jail

Mckinney, TX |
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I have priors & have done jail time on the weekends cause I'm a single mom & now I'm scared I'll do straight jail rather than probation for this being my 3rd time. Is that true or does it depend on the judge & how good my attorney is

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  1. If you've been convicted twice before you're looking at a state jail felony. If you haven't had any prior felonies, you have a good shot at probation. Depending on how recent your other cases are you could be looking at 30 to 90 days in jail as a condition. Good luck.
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  2. See my answer to your previous question.

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  3. This is not the same as "Three Strikes and You're Out". Under Texas law, a third misdemeanor theft can be chaged as a State Jail Felony theft, but that still means, unfortunately, your first felony. The real question will be what terms and conditions will come along with an expected deferred adjudication and I agree that you might prepare yourself for some jail time, no matter how good your attorney is.

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