What does it it mean when a judge signs an final order stateing the defendent is allowed to withdraw his plea?

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What does it it mean when a judge signs an final order stateing the defendent is allowed to withdraw his plea?

What does it it mean when a judge signs an final order discharging a person from deferred adjudication and the order states the indictment and information and the case are dismissed? The defendant is allowed to withdraw his plea. Is it saying the court’s withdrawing the guilty plea and dismissing the case in its entirety?

Asked on January 8, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

In the situation that you have written about if the person was on deferred adjudication after there was an intial plea of guilty and the accused has passed the conditions of the deferred adjudication, the guilty plea is then revoked and the action against the accused is then dismissed.

The result is that there was never a conviction of the person that you have written about because he or she has satisfied the terms of the court probation.


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