Presentation of Grand Jury Packet Results in Case No-Bill

October 8, 2014

Mr. P, 17 years-old, was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Building in Dallas County, Texas.  Mr. P and two friends allegedly entered a locked area of an apartment complex and that one of the suspects had stolen an item from the facility.  Although Mr. P was not found to be in possession of any stolen items at the time of his arrest, it was alleged that he was a knowing participant in a plan to commit the offense.

In Texas and in most other jurisdictions, felony cases are presented to a Grand Jury who reviews the evidence in the case and determines whether probable cause exists to issue an indictment.  In most circumstances, a defendant is permitted to present evidence on their own behalf to negate a finding of probable case.  As legal counsel for Mr. P, Fears Nachawati Law Firm determined that the presentation of a grand jury packet would be beneficial to Mr. P’s case.  A sworn affidavit was prepared based upon Mr. P’s recollection of the events in question, specifically focusing on Mr. P’s lack of knowledge that one of his friends had planned to steal an item from the location.  After considering all of the evidence and the sworn affidavit prepared by our law office, the Grand Jury declined to indict Mr. P and the Burglary of a Building charges against him were dropped.

If you are currently under investigation or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, contact our experienced attorneys today at Fears|Nachawati for a free case evaluation and representation options. As in the case of Mr. P, the quick actions of our attorneys resulted in a dismissal of the client’s criminal charges.  Let us work for you to achieve the best possible results in your case, contact us at 866-727-3290 or email us at criminallaw@fnlawfirm.com.

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