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I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation.
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Did you have criminal charges in 3 counties, which were then adjudicated inXXXXX
yes 3 counties; but we agreed in all three counties
so were the charges consolidated?
and one county offered you plea bargain for all 3 counties, correct?
Instead of facing 3 separate sentences?
no im supposed to report to 3 counties; the jail sentence was part of a condition of probation? let me go get my paperwork real quick??
So basically, the other 2 counties agreed to the sentencing by the 3rd county, correct?
Have you been arrested because of this violation of your sentence?
yes that's the way i understood it
Do you know if there is an arrest warrant out for you?
That makes sense.
i was already under a mtr with 2 new charges in 2 of those counties
originally on probation in Madison county and brazos county with 2 new charges in grimes county and brazos county so i did some confidential informant work and we arranged the plea bargain
i was supposed to do each condition immediately following the other one. after jail i waited 8 months before attending rehab
Well, this is a serious situation, as the court can pretty much issue an arrest warrant and re-sentence you to up to the maximum jail / prison sentence.
Were the charges you plead guilty to, misdemeanor or felony?
that's when the mtrs were filed in Madison and grimes. my po in brazos county said they didn't file bc my attorney kept her informed
i am about to start outpatient classes now
could the counties be arranged for brazos to be the lead county?
Only if the other 2 counties agree, which would be difficult, if the sentence by the "lead" county was not complied with.
Basically, you would have to have your local criminal defense attorney provide the court with a legally compelling reason / excuse as to why you did not start the rehab as ordered by the court.
Does this make sense?
the truth is i had personal family problems and couldn't get payment bc i was paying for it
i don't know if that is a compelling reason?
Generally, financial hardship would not be considered legally compelling reason, especially if the court was not informed of such hardship before the defendant failed to comply with sentence.
I know this is no what you were hoping to hear, but I would be doing you a disservice if I try to "sugar-coat" my answer.
I know you want and deserve correct and accurate answers to your questions.
yes definetly but shouldn't my attorney have filed something with the court on my behalf? he knew what was going on
If your attorney was informed by you that you could not comply with the sentence, due to financial hardship, your attorney should have addressed such serious issue with the court and this is something that you might need to bring up with your local criminal defense attorney.
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