felony warrent

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    felony warrent

    i have a warrant for stealing a credit card in Texas and spent 1200 dollars how long will my jail sentence be


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    There are many unknown variables in every legal situation which makes it difficult to determine your penalty. For example, each of the following will make a difference:

    1. What charges the district attorney decides to press
    2. Whether your lawyer decides to take this to trial and is able to put on a successful defense
    3. Whether the district attorney offers you a plea deal

    When all is said and done, it is ultimately up to the judge to determine your sentence (or probation) based on many facts and circumstances.
    I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.

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    Jerry, your points are well taken. However, there is one point missing which seems not to be discussed in the open very much called MONEY. Take the OJ Simpson case for instance.

    Generally, the prosecution has unlimited funds to hire expert witnesses, super investigators and most importantly, the element of time is on their side. I say this from a financial point of view.

    The typical defendant does not have the funds to rase $500/hr for hired "guns" (super attorneys) for a long term trial. I have read some stats. Generally, it seems that high profile clients (with money) get lesser sentences or acquittals.

    Now, the issue is whether the "rules of law" are sterile? Some fodder for thought.


 

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