Defendants Waiver Of Rights Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in Collin Local County.
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NO. ___________________________ STATE OF TEXAS IN THE COUNTY COURT VS. AT LAW NO. _____ ___________________________ COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS DEFENDANT’S WAIVER OF RIGHTS TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF SAID COURT: comes now the defendant in this cause and states the following: 1. IDENTITY AND WAIVER OF READING OF CHARGING DOCUMENT - I am the same person named in the charging document in this case and that the name used in the charging document is my true and correct name. I give up the right to have the charging document read in open court. 2. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL, CONFRONTATION AND PRESENTATION OF WITNESSES - I know and fully understand that I have the right to have this case tried before an impartial jury on the issue of guilt or innocence and on the issue of punishment, the right to confront the witnesses against me, the right to subpoena witnesses to testify on my behalf, and the right to ten (10) days to prepare for trial. I now voluntarily waive and give up these rights. 3. REASONABLE DOUBT AND PLEA OF GUILTY - I know and fully understand that the State of Texas must prove the charges against me beyond a reasonable doubt. I give up the right to require the state to meet this burden and I plead /_____/ guilty or /_____/ no contest to the charging document. 4. WARNING TO NON-CITIZENS - I know and fully understand that if I am not a citizen of the United States, entering a plea of “guilty” or “no contest” could have serious immigration consequences, including, but not limited to, deportation, denial of naturalization under federal law and exclusion from admission to this country. 5. RANGE OF PUNISHMENT - I know and fully understand the range punishment for this offense is: from ______ ___hours ___ days to ___180 days ___ 1 year confinement and/or a fine from $______ to ___$500 ___$2,000 ___$4,000. /___/other_______________________________________________. WHEREFORE, the defendant respectfully acknowledges the warnings contained herein, requests this court to approve and consent to his or her waivers, and accept his or her plea. ___________________________________ DEFENDANT ATTORNEY’S CERTIFICATE I, the undersigned attorney of record for the defendant in this case, being a licensed member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas, do certify that the defendant fully understands the above waivers, that the defendant is competent to waive these rights and enter a plea of guilty or no contest, that the defendant understands the consequences of the waivers and plea, and that I have communicated to the defendant the lowest plea offer from the State. ___________________________________ ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT APPROVAL BY THE COURT The waivers and requests are hereby approved and accepted. SIGNED: _____________________, 20____. ______________________________ JUDGE PRESIDING def. wvr. rev'd. 7/12/01 2002 © American LegalNet, Inc.