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Courtney Boothe Dowling

Courtney Dowling’s Answers

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  • What are the possible penalties for this?

    Courtney’s Answer

    The answer to your question will depend on the pretrial diversion agreement that you signed with Denton County. Denton uses as pretty standard form agreement in most cases. My best advice is to consult with an attorney and review the agreement during that consultation. Ultimately, if someone has violated the terms of a pretrial diversion agreement, the District Attorney's Office could choose to continue you on the pretrial diversion program or remove you from the program. If you are removed from the program, your case will be sent back to court where either a new agreement will be reached or your case will be set for trial.

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  • How long does it take to be formally indicted?

    Courtney’s Answer

    There is no way to know exactly when and if you will be indicted. Your case will be brought before a Grand Jury where they will issue either a "true bill" or a "no bill." If they issue a "true bill" you will be indicted. However, it is a good idea to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can communicate with the Intake and Grand Jury divisions of the District Attorney's Office to find out more information about your particular case. An attorney can also advise you in more detail about the Grand Jury process and potential steps that can be taken to help your case prior to the Grand Jury proceeding.

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