Who do you think is better qualified to answer your question, a public defender who has all the facts, evidence, dates, times etc of your case or a bunch of lawyers on a web site who have none of the facts?
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The Public Defender is best situated to help you here as he or she has all of the real facts at his/her disposal. Good luck!
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.Ask a similar question
It's up to the sheriff's office how your time is multiplied. The judge will sentence you to the appropriate amount of time. In Bexar County, you get 2 for 1 pretty automatically. The 3 for 1 is if you are a trustee, and only if you're a trustee. If you apply for work release, it's day for day. Austin is probably similar. Your court appointed lawyer can tell you for sure, though.
Talk to that person about not wanting to go into rehab. See if that person is able to request lesser time. Sometimes they are, and sometimes they aren't. The reason others are telling you to ask your attorney is because that person knows your violations, your judge's temperament and court procedures/policies, and your prosecutor.
If your violations involve testing dirty for drugs or alcohol, you might want to take advantage of whatever rehab they offer instead, though. If you know you're on a serious probation and still can't stay away from it, you might have a problem you don't even realize you have. This is probably a real good time to try to kick it, so that your entire quality of life improves. Just food for thought.
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The amount of time you get will depend on any violations that you have while on probation so far. It also depends on how much you have complied with the required conditions. You mention that they may want rehab so this may mean you have a new violation or failed urinalysis. It depends also on the Bexar County judge who you will go in front of. I think you should keep doing some AA meetings and have proof that you care for the judge to consider. The ignition interlock device is expensive but there are alternatives. Whether you get trustee depends on the jail once you are sentenced.Ask a similar question
Neither the Judge nor the ADA have control over how your sentence is calculated. Time/sentence calculations are done by the sheriff's office. The ADA will review your case (including your motion to revoke/adjudicate) and offer what they believe is the appropriate punishment. Ultimately, the judge may accept or reject the plea bargain. Having practiced law in over 150 counties throughout Texas I can state that as a generality you get 2 days credit for every 1 day you serve. Trustees generally receive 3 days credit for every 1 day served. Work release, if allowed is generally calculated on a day for day basis.
DWIs are very costly. Both in terms of competent representation and probation.Ask a similar question
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