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The possible penaly under Texas law is a fine not to exceed $4000 and or up to one year in jail
However, if this is a first offense, I suggest that the jail will be suspended and probation will be ordered
Well, tell me briefly what happened please? How does the charge come about?
I see. So it was his ID or a fake ID?
And did the fake ID say he was drinking age? Is that why he had it? To get into bars, etc?
I don't see that the matter will be dismissed. But I suggest that he could be placed on an unsuperivsed probation
This is very common on college campuses.
But the prosecutors cannot turn a blind eye to ie
I suggest that a small fine and probation are what will happen as a first offender and
if he completes the probation successfully then it could be removed from his record under what is called
a "deferred adjudication"
That means, he takes a plea for the probation and agrees that if he completes it then the guilty will be revisited and the court will remove the conviction from his record
But he cannot get into any more trouble at all, whatsoever
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