Houston Probation Violation Lawyer
Challenging Motions to Revoke Probation
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 and 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 high-quality representation.
Do not place your future and freedom in unskilled hands. Contact the Law Offices of Jed Silverman at (713) 597-2221 today.