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Experience:  Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
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I have a summons to appear in court for theft was sent by

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I have a summons to appear in court for theft was sent by mail can I hire someone to take care of it for me
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?
Customer: Texas
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

Hi,

I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now. Please be patient while I research and compose a reply for you.

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

But first, please tell me under what section of the Texas Penal Code you were charged. Is this charge a felony or a misdemeanor

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

If your charge is only a misdemeanor, a lawyer may be able to go to court and appear without you. He may even be able to resolve your case. The answer will depend upon the facts and circumstances of the case and the discretion of the judge, who can require your appearance.

If the charge is a felony charge, you will be expected to appear.

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 8 months ago.

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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