Deferred Adjudication

After being charged with a DWI, most individuals face serious penalties and fines which may conflict with their daily lives, or even their freedom. For some individuals facing minor penalties head on is the best decision; however, other individuals facing more serious legal consequences may wish to seek other options.

Finding alternative options to dealing with serious penalties and punishments is not something you should do alone. An experienced defense attorney can work with you to find the best legal options based on your circumstances.

Lawyer for Deferred Adjudication in Denton, Texas

Since the start of our law firm, the attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy have dedicated their careers to defending clients and ensuring their rights. Whether you were accused of driving while intoxicated, intoxication manslaughter, or another alcohol-related offense, the attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are here to help.

If you live in Denton, Texas and were convicted for an alcohol-related offense, the attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are prepared to work to preserve your freedom. Contact us today at 940-222-8004 for a no-obligation consultation.

Our attorneys accept clients in Lewisville, Sanger, Roanoke, Argyle, and Carrollton. We also welcome clients from Denton County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Grayson County, Dallas County, Wise County, and Cooke County.

What is Deferred Adjudication

Under Texas Code Section 5, Article 42.12, defines deferred adjudication as a type of probationary period in which the offender must fulfill specified conditions and programs before the relevant criminal charges are dismissed.

In order to qualify for this option, an offender must be charged with a Class A or B misdemeanor crime, or one of the permissible felony charges under Texas law. In addition, the offender must also plead no contest or not guilty. One the requirements of the deferred judgment are fulfilled, the offender will not be found guilty of the criminal offense, and charges will be dismissed.

Texas law prohibits individuals charged with DWI offenses from receiving deferred adjudication is not an option; however, reduction of charges are a viable option.

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Additional Resources

Texas Code of Criminal Procedure – Visit the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Texas State Legislature site for information on Chapter 42 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. This website provides information on deferred adjudication under Sec. 5 of Article 42.12. Also, find information on community supervision under Sec. 2 of Article 42.12.

District Clerk in Denton, TX - Visit the Denton County District Clerk Office page of the Denton County website for more information on district court information and operating hours. This website provides contact information for jury information services, civil court, and criminal court. Also, find access to court records.

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Find an Attorney for Deferred Adjudication in Denton County, Teas

If you live in Denton County and were charged with a DWI offense, deferred adjudication may not be an option; however, you have other legal options to reduce your charges. Contact the Denton location of Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy at 940-222-8004 for more information.

At your free consultation, you can discuss your charges with a criminal defense attorney and determine the best option for your circumstances. Our office accepts clients from neighboring cities including Argyle, Carrollton, Roanoke, Sanger, and Lewisville. We also welcome clients from surrounding counties including Grayson County, Cooke County, Dallas County, Wise County, Tarrant County, and Collin County.

This article was last updated on December 29, 2016.

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