Many people who have been through Texas' criminal justice system have
been placed on probation. Probation means all or part of your jail sentence
has been deferred, but you must meet regularly with a probation officer
and remain law-abiding during the term of the probation.
If you fail to meet the terms of your probation you can be arrested for
a probation violation and brought before the court again. A probation
violation can be anything from failing a drug test to committing another
crime while on probation.
Violating the terms of your probation can have serious consequences. In
some cases it can mean you will be required to serve the maximum sentence
that could have been imposed for the original charge. For example, if
you are on probation for robbery and are arrested for shoplifting, you
could receive the maximum sentence for the original robbery charge.
It is vitally important to address any alleged probation violation immediately.
In many cases, it is possible to do so by performing the obligation you
allegedly failed to perform, such as taking a class ordered by the judge,
paying a fine or doing community service as ordered. If you take care
of the obligation promptly, you may be able to avoid being sentenced on
the original charge.
I represent people in the Houston area and throughout Texas who are facing
allegations of probation violations. If you are facing a motion to revoke
probation or to adjudicate guilt, it is important that you have experienced
representation. For more information, visit my
Motions to Revoke Probation web page.