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Blog Posts in December, 2013

About Texas’ First-Time Offender Felony Charge Act

In the state of Texas, there are mandates defining which sentencing options are permissible for first-time felony offenders. These are in connection with the Texas First Time Offender Felony Charge Act of 1996. This act mandates that while flexibility is permitted, judges may not exceed set guidelines regarding the sentencing…

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