Notice to Appear Letter

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

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

(972) 369-0577

I Just Got a “Notice to Appear” Letter.  What Does it Mean?

You have been charged with a criminal offense in Collin County, Texas.  In all likelihood it stems from an arrest in the previous months perhaps for DWI, marijuana possession, assault or theft.

This letter means the case has been formally charged by the District Attorney’s Office (for misdemeanors) or a Grand Jury (for felonies).

Why Do I Need to Be In Court?

Court appearances serve two functions.  It’s the Court’s way of making sure (1) you are attempting to resolve the case; and (2) you’re honoring your conditions of bond.

Collin County Courts handle thousands of criminal cases per year.  Having Appearances is how they keep cases moving through the system.

What Will Happen at this Appearance?

An appearance is like a work session between your lawyer and…

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