Stay Out of Jail
If you are arrested for violating the terms of your probation, you need an attorney on your side immediately. Without legal counsel, you risk going to jail for the original crime you were charged with.
If your probation officer filed a motion to revoke probation or motion to adjudicate guilt, contact an attorney today. At the Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we represent individuals charged with crimes and probation violations in the Houston area and throughout Texas. For a free consultation with our experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call (713) 226-8800 or contact us online.
Probation Violations Can Be a Serious Matter
Probation is sometimes offered to first-time offenders and people charged with less serious misdemeanors. You plead guilty to the criminal charge and the judge orders probation instead of jail time. If you successfully complete your probation, you will have a conviction on your record, but you will have avoided jail.
Violating any of the terms of your probation, however, will result in a motion to revoke probation. If the state can prove that you violated probation, you may have to complete the original suspended sentence you received.
Probation violations range from minor technical infractions to the commission of an additional crime. They can include:
- Failure to pay court fines and fees
- Failure to report to your probation officer
- Failure to complete court-ordered community service
- Failure to take drug and alcohol tests
- Testing positive for drugs or alcohol
- Failure to get or keep a steady job
- Failure to undergo court-ordered counseling or treatment
- Committing another crime
In some cases, we can avoid further sentencing simply by addressing the violation. For example, paying your fines, finishing your community service or taking a court-ordered class may keep the judge from sentencing you for the original offense.
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