Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. Law degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas Board Certified in Criminal Law from Texas Board of Legal Specialization Over 20 years experience
A: Dismissals usually happen if the State has a weak case. It's rare for the State to dismiss a case without cause. Therefore, you may want to obtain a lawyer and inquire about a pre-trial diversion (ptd). These are often offered to people who have an otherwise clean record. There is no legal right to obtaining a ptd. It is totally within the discretion of the prosecutor. It is best described as a form of probation. However, unlike probation, the end result is that your case would be dismissed, and you would have a legal right to get your case expunged (erased). It would be best if you were very careful about handling a theft case. A conviction could give you a mark on your record that can haunt you for a lifetime.