He is 22 was arrested for CS > 1, marijuana > 1 oz and tampering with evidence with intent to impair. The CS was in his sock. We have left him in jail now for 17 days so far. He has no criminal record but was on deferred probabtion for marijuana already. He ‘s a good kid that got in with the wrong people what is going to happen?
His old probation is subject to revocation, and two of his new cases are felonies (although probation is available on the new cases as well). No one can predict what will exactly happen in your son's case, but I suggest your family discuss his drug problem. Do you believe he is ready to address it? I say this because unless HE realizes he has a problem and HE decides he wants rehab, the problem won't change. Start calling local lawyers. Good luck.
You need to hire a lawyer for your son if you want to help him. If he can't afford a lawyer he needs to apply for a court-appointed attorney. Picking up three new charges while on probation makes it more likely he will end up being revoked on his probation and possibly end up with a conviction and jail time as a sentence.
Not knowing what happened in the original case, or the new case, I can't say what the odds are he can get probation on all his new charges, or stay on probation for his old case. He may have different prosecutors on the old marijuana case, and the new case, so that will have to be worked out with the different parties.
Robert Guest is a Kaufman County Criminal Defense Lawyer with offices is Forney, Texas and Rockwall, Texas. My use of Avvo is not intended to form an attorney-client relationship. Avvo is a limited forum and should never be used as a replacement for a consultation with a local lawyer. My answers are not legal advice. You really need a consultation with a local attorney.
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