If you are asking for time to get your affairs in order before your incarceration, does your attorney have to make this request in writing to the DA?

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If you are asking for time to get your affairs in order before your incarceration, does your attorney have to make this request in writing to the DA?

Does the D.A. have to respond in writing?

Asked on June 10, 2013 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

This is really part of the plea bargaining process.  Asking for more time to put affairs in order is not an uncommon request.  Some counties put all of their negotiations in writing, but most just discuss it verbally.  If the parties disagree, then your defense attorney can always ask the judge for the time to put your affairs in order.  This is not a topic that is usually addressed in a formal motion or in writing. 


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