If I was on the pretrial program for possession of maraijuana and paraphilnila but then I recently got a Class d felony forgery charge, what will happen?

They said that I am on a 72 hour investigation, so I go back to court this week. What will happen to me? This most recent offense is now my second.

Asked on July 7, 2014 under Criminal Law, Indiana


Richard Southard / Law Office of Richard Southard

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The answer depends on the terms of your pretrial diversion. You can be receive up to the maximum punishment as detailed in your deal. Your bigger problem is the new felony charges are punishable up to 7 years in jail so whatever punishment you face on the old misdemeanor charges is not as bad as the new charges. 

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