I'm 19 yrs old Im on hyta probation only had a few months left and I jacked up arrest for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana & careless driving I really can't afford a lawyer right now so I'm probably going to get a court appointed laywer and this happened in two different city's so I have two court dates , what to expect?
From your question, I think you already know. Blowing a HYTA means most likely that charge will become a conviction as opposed to disappearing. You will have to answer for the other two infractions as well. You really need an attorney to attempt to minimize the damages which you have caused yourself by your actions.
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Depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case and prior criminal history, the outcome of what will happen on the HYTA case. The sentencing judge could revoke the HYTA status, enter the conviction against you and re-sentence you on the original charge(s). However, depending upon whether you are the type of person who is motivated to turn your life around, the judge could be persuaded to impose a punishment for the new crimes but keep the HYTA in place. A good lawyer could give you the best advice how to go about keeping the HYTA in place. You would have to be extremely motivated to go down that path and be willing to right the wrong. The judge will want to know are you worth saving or are you just going to be a criminal all your life. Good luck. Keep in mind that the judge can and likely will re-sentence you on the original case you received the HYTA on which could be incarceration depending upon the type of charge it was and how serious the new charges are. It could also depend upon whether the new charges are good charges.
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