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Motions to Adjudicate Guilt in Houston

Probation Violation Consequences Texas

Receiving probation instead of a jail sentence is an opportunity for a second chance. However, you can lose that chance if you violate the terms of your probation. If your probation officer filed a motion to adjudicate guilt or motion to revoke probation, our experienced Houston lawyer, Jed Silverman, may be able to keep you out of jail. Our firm represents the criminally charged in Harris County and throughout Texas.

We will be happy to discuss your case during a confidential consultation. Call today at (713) 597-2221.

What is Deferred Adjudication Probation?

Deferred adjudication is usually for first-time offenders and people charged with less serious misdemeanors. Accepting deferred adjudication means that you plead guilty to the criminal charge and the judge defers a finding of guilt. If you successfully complete deferred adjudication probation, the court will dismiss the charge against you.

Deferred Adjudication Probation Violation

Violation of any of the terms of your deferred adjudication probation, however, will result in a motion to adjudicate guilt. If the state can prove that you violated your deferred adjudication probation, you can be sentenced to the maximum penalty for the original criminal offense you were charged with.

What is Considered Violation of Probation?

Probation violations range from minor technical infractions to the commission of an additional crime. They can include the following:

  • 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

Representation for Motion to Adjudicate Guilt

In some cases, we can clear up the matter by addressing the violation. For example, if you pay fines, complete your community service or take a court-ordered class, the judge may decide not to sentence you for your original offense. It is critical that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible to potentially increase your chances of a successful outcome.

Discuss what steps we can take in your situation, contact us at (713) 597-2221.

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