Plea deal for burglary of habitation with intent in Texas?
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Most people would say that the case being dismissed is even better than being found NOT GUILTY at trial.
Even if the prosecution agrees to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor like Criminal Trespass, the felony arrest records would be stuck on his criminal history forever. This will have a huge negative impact on his future career options.
A misdemeanor reduction with a dismissal agreement like Deferred Disposition or Deferred Prosecution may be the next best thing to a no-strings-attached dismissal. These two results do lead to expunction eligibility, unlike Deferred Adjudication which is only eligible for nondisclosure.
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