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2017-11-29 / Local

COURT UPDATE

The following defendants were among those listed on recent dockets for the 81st District Court in Wilson County:

Matthew Sliva, 26, of La Vernia, who pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to a charge of sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 10 years of deferred adjudication in July 2016, is scheduled to appear in court on a motion to revoke his deferred adjudication.

Carlos Gonzalez Jr., 36, of San Antonio, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, after he was discovered riding in a reportedly stolen car behind the Best Western Inn in Floresville in December 2016, is scheduled for a docket call Dec. 6 and jury selection prior to his trial Jan. 16.

Joe Ricky DeLeon, 26, of Wilson County, charged with five counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, after striking a DPS vehicle and three La Vernia police vehicles with his truck last January, is scheduled for a docket call Dec. 6 and jury selection prior to his trial Jan. 16.

Jonathan James Talamantez, 43, of Floresville, charged with theft of property valued at $2,500 or more, but less than $30,000, after allegedly helping to steal a trailer in December 2016, is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Jan. 2, a docket call Jan. 22, and jury selection prior to his trial Feb. 5. He is currently held in Gonzales County Jail.

Shanna Sheyanne Real, 26, of San Antonio, charged with theft of property valued at $2,500 or more, but less than $30,000, after allegedly helping to steal a trailer in December 2016, is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Jan. 24, a docket call Feb. 20, and jury selection prior to her trial March 12.

Ramon Garcia III, 20, of Devine, charged with theft of property valued at $2,500 or more, but less than $30,000, after allegedly helping to steal a trailer in December 2016, has a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court.

What is deferred adjudication?

Deferred adjudication is a type of probation offered for defendants who plead “guilty” or “no contest.” The agreement is offered for a set period of time and includes various conditions, such as abstaining from drug or alcohol use, not associating with convicted felons, regular visits with a probation officer, and refraining from the commission of additional crimes.

If the probationary term is successfully completed, a judge can decide to dismiss the case, which also clears the conviction from the defendant’s Texas criminal record.

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