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 Houston criminal defense attorneys and support
staff, we protect the rights of Texans in the criminal justice system
in Harris County and across the state of Texas. If your probation officer
has filed a motion to revoke probation against you, we may be able to help.
Contact us today to request a free & confidential consultation with a Board Certified
Criminal Law Specialist.
What Constitutes a Probation Violation in Texas?
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 from 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.
Experience. Skill. Results.
When you are facing the criminal justice system and your freedom is on
the line, you can’t afford the risk of unqualified representation.
Attorney Jed Silverman is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, granted by the Texas Board
of Legal Specialization. This distinction places him among the top 10
percent of criminal defense attorneys in the state of Texas, marking him
as a true professional who specializes in even the toughest criminal cases.
Backed by years of experience and a history of successful
case results, you can feel confident turning to the Law Offices of Jed Silverman for
Do not place your future and freedom in unskilled hands.
Contact the Law Offices of Jed Silverman
at (713) 597-2221