Criminal charges are serious business, and the criminal justice process can endure for a long time – and perhaps be quite confusing. You may have heard of criminal charges being dismissed or dropped, but what does that really entail?
Here’s what you need to know about dropping criminal charges in Texas – what it means when it’s possible, and if federal charges might persist after state charges are dismissed.
What Does It Mean to Drop Criminal Charges?
It’s a fact that many cases will never see the inside of the courtroom. That’s because, in many cases, the prosecution and defense may reach a deal. The prosecution may even decide to drop the charges altogether.
Whether a case is dismissed or [...]