What does it mean if a criminal case says that it has an order of transfer to a criminal suspense docket?

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What does it mean if a criminal case says that it has an order of transfer to a criminal suspense docket?

I am curious because my father who has been on probation, now has this on his criminal case record.

Asked on January 25, 2011 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

There are various types of "dockets" in the criminal courts and the civil courts.  A "docket" is really a list of cases on a court's calendar or a small entry in the formal record of what happened in a case.  What type of case is the underlying action?  Does it stem from a DUI or DWI matter?  Could it be that your Father's matter was heard or tried and that as part of the sentencing he got probation but also a suspended license?  Then if that is the case and what happened here the court clerk will transfer the matter to a different "list" that shows suspension of his license.  If this is not what happened please write back and we will try and figure out what went on.


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