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  • What happens to the accused?

  • What should I do when a crime happens?

  • What is the purpose of bail?

  • Who is my lawyer?

  • How does my case get to the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office?

  • What if someone threatens me to drop charges?

  • How is a case processed in the district attorney's office?

  • What is a grand jury?

  • What happens to a felony case after a grand jury true bills it, or after a misdemeanor case is accepted by your office?

  • What are some possible delays?

  • Why do some cases get dismissed?

  • What is a plea bargain? Will my case be plea bargained?

  • What is a victim impact statement?

  • What is a victim assistance coordinator?

  • What if a case is not resolved by a plea bargain?

  • How are witnesses called for trial?

  • What should I wear to court?

  • What if a defense attorney contacts me about the case?

  • What do I do at trial?

  • May I be present in the courtroom during the trial?

  • What happens at trial?

  • What if the defendant receives probation?

  • What is the difference between probation and parole?

  • What does it mean if the defendant is found not guilty?

  • What happens if the defendant appeals his/her conviction?

  • Can a worthless check be prosecuted?

  • What steps should I take to file a check with the District Attorney’s Office?

  • What happens after the check is turned over to the District Attorney’s Worthless Check Division?

  • Does the District Attorney charge the merchant a fee to collect a check?

  • Does the District Attorney collect the merchant’s return check fee?

  • Can I accept payment on a check after the check has been filed with the District Attorney?

  • What if I have been reimbursed for some but not all of the check?

  • What is the time limit to file a check for prosecution?

  • What if a check writer claims their signature had been forged?

  • What can I do to minimize losses due to worthless checks?

  • What can I do to minimize losses due to worthless checks?

  • What do I do if I have been notified by the bank that I have written a bad check?

  • What do I do if I have received a telephone call or letter from the District Attorney’s Office regarding a worthless check?