The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office may be how it handles misdemeanor marijuana cases. The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office on Monday, Nov. 23 said misdemeanor marijuana cases don’t need to clog up the court system.
Deferred Prosecution Initiative (DPI) is deferred prosecution for first-time offenders. This program is specifically designed for those individuals over the age of 25 with no criminal history. You must speak with an attorney experienced in handling Fort Worth criminal cases to find out your eligibility.
One Dallas woman was placed in solitary confinement after failing to pay bail—a $500 charge assessed after a misdemeanor. She sued the county for violating state and federal law. In 2016, Harris County also faced a lawsuit over unfair bail practices.
Texas law allows for harsher punishments for repeat and habitual criminal offenders. This means that when you have been previously convicted of certain crimes, the State can enhance, or increase your range of punishment on your current charge.