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If there is a not guilty plea, and the judgement shows as dismissed, is there a conviction?

Richards, TX |
Filed under: Criminal conviction

State of Texas, Class b misdemeanor, theft by check

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    It's only a conviction if the person was placed on probation, received jail time or received a fine. If it was dismissed than it should be expungeable.

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  2. Oftentimes hot check cases are dismissed when the accused makes restitution including fees. Sounds like that happened in this case. So, there was a charge. The person was summoned or arrested or made a no arrest bond, the person went to court, and the case was dismissed meaning that there was no conviction.

    If indeed that is what happened, then the person can file a petition in civil district court to expunge the case completely off their record.

    Cynthia Henley

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  5. If the case was dismissed then you could not have been convicted.

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