Houston Probation Violation Lawyer
Challenging Motions to Revoke Probation in Harris County, TX
Probation violations are taken very seriously in Texas, and if you are
suspected of such a violation you may face jail or prison time. At the
Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we also take alleged probation violations
very seriously. As a team of
criminal defense attorneys and support staff, we work throughout Harris County and across the state
to protect the rights of Texans in the criminal justice system. If your
probation officer has filed a motion to revoke probation against you,
we may be able to help.
When a probation officer files a motion to revoke probation, he or she
will include the alleged violation/s that led to the motion. Such violations
may include: committing a new crime, drug possession or use, failure to
report, failure to complete drug or alcohol classes or failure to complete
community service. When a motion to revoke probation is filed, an arrest
warrant will be issued.
Probation violation cases are different than criminal court cases in that
they need be proven only by a preponderance (majority) of evidence, as
opposed to beyond a reasonable doubt. They are actually hearings held
in front of a judge with no jury present. The unique nature of probation
revocation hearings calls for representation by a lawyer who is experienced
in these specific matters. An inexperienced or incompetent lawyer may
cost you your hearing - and your freedom.
If you lose your probation violation hearing, you may face the original
jail or prison sentence that would have been imposed had probation not
been granted. For example, if you originally faced five years in prison
but received five years on probation instead, you may face that original
five-year prison term.
Do not place your future and freedom in unskilled hands.
Contact the Law Offices of Jed Silverman
at (713) 597-2221