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I was on Pre-trial diversion program in Texas, I got

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I was on Pre-trial diversion program in Texas, I got arrested in dallas this last weekend for PI and resisting arrest. What happens now?
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Nisha Jones, Esq.
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One of the conditions of pre trial diversion is that you do not get into any more legal trouble/ acquire any new cases.

Unfortunately this means that your pre trial diversion can possibly be revoked now, due to the new charges.

It will be in the prosecutor's discretion, but most likely they will revoke your diversion status, which means you'll then most likely be placed on probation.

Probation means that the charge won't be dismissed at the end of your probation period (in pre trial diversion the case is dismissed when you complete the program).

Of course you will also have to face the 2 new charges.

PI is a class C misdemeanor which means it doesn't carry any penalty of jail time, but is punishable by a fine of up to $500.

Resisting arrest is a class A misdemeanor which means it is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Am I looking at jail time for violating the terms of diversion program?

It's possible, but unlikely.

If you qualified for diversion, then the next step would be probation, not jail time.

I hope that helps!

Let me know if you still have any questions.

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