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What does "PARAGRAPH" mean in an indictment?

Euless, TX |

Can past convictions for something other than the indictment is for be listed in the "paragraphs"? And what

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Yes. Priors are typically listed as enhancement paragraphs in the indictment. Thet increase the defendants punishment range. They are included in the indictment to put the defendant on notice of his possible maximum punishment in the case.

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The paragraphs can include separate counts in the indictment or enhancements based upon prior incarcerations

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