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(I have no idea where Absentia is.)

Anyway, I am looking at a Plea in Absentia to a Misdemeanor DWI. (You can probably guess why.) Defendant is claiming he was never in court (of course not that's why there is a plea in absentia! He was in TDC at time of plea). There is a picture of D on plea papers but no fingerprints.

Can I use the Absentia conviction to enhance to felony DWI?
 
Posts: 956 | Location: Cherokee County, Rusk, Tx | Registered: July 11, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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After the question above is answered....where is the justification for pleas in absentia where punishment could include jail? I have a DWI right now who is requesting this--she's out of state with a sick relative--but I haven't found anything that says it's legal. And then how to avoid the exact problem mentioned above???
 
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For a prior thread on this subject, click here.

And that makes post #5,000.
 
Posts: 7858 | Location: Georgetown, Texas | Registered: January 25, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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So do you get a set of steak knives now?

...Dang, my post count seems so feeble now.
 
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You're still da' bomb.

And what's third prize?

[This message was edited by David Newell on 05-29-08 at .]
 
Posts: 1244 | Location: houston, texas, u.s.a. | Registered: October 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I intend to get to 5000 by asking the same questions in multiple threads and completely forget that I have asked it before.... Wink
 
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So, you noticed that too?
 
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