Charges Where You Can’t Get Deferred Adjudication in Texas

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

(972) 369-0577

Deferred adjudication is where you plead guilty but the judge does not actually find you guilty.  Instead they defer that finding while you are placed on probation.

Deferred adjudication is available on many criminal charges in Texas but not all.  Most people are familiar with deferred for traffic tickets but the truth is the concept is far more expansive.

Virtually every offense in Texas is legally subject to deferred with the exception to DWI offenses, (Tex.Pen.C. 49.04 – 49.08), capital offenses, certain sex offenses, and certain repeat offenses (typically sex offenses or selling drugs in drug free zones).  Texas Code of Criminal Procedure section 42.12 Section 5 governs deferred and it’s availability.

As with which cases a person may receive community supervision, in certain situations for deferred, the statutory scheme gets tricky and you should consult an attorney…

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