What Are the Consequences of a Probation Violation in Texas?

As expected, probation violations in Texas can be serious. Read on and reach out to the Gonzalez Law Group today to speak with one of our experienced Houston criminal defense attorneys. We are here to ensure that you, your rights, and your future are protected. Give us a call today to get started.

What are some ways probation violations can happen?

There are a number of different ways that an individual can violate his or her probation in the state of Texas, including the following:

  • Being charged with an additional crime
  • Refusing to submit to random drug tests
  • Leaving your state or county if your probation conditions restrict you from doing so
  • Being caught with drugs or alcohol in your system
  • Neglecting to obtain court-ordered employment, or being fired from such employment
  • Failing to show up or report to your probation officer
  • Failing to do court-mandated community service

To learn more about the probation violations, reach out to our firm today.

What are the penalties for violating probation?

There are two kinds of probation in Texas. They include straight probation and deferred adjudication probation. Straight probation is when someone is found guilty of a crime, but the judge allows them to serve community service rather than jail time. If you are seen violating straight probation in Texas, you will most likely spend the rest of your punishment in jail, or, you will have to serve your full sentence in jail. On the contrary, deferred adjudication probation refers to when an individual’s conviction is postponed by a judge, and if that person obeys all conditions of his or her probation, their initial charges will get dismissed. If you have violated deferred adjudication probation, it is highly likely that you will obtain the maximum sentence for your initial crime.

When should I hire an attorney?

You will want to have a skilled criminal defense attorney at your side when attending your hearing. With the aid of an attorney, you can better demonstrate that you did not violate your probation terms. Our firm is on your side and is willing to help you no matter what you are facing. Give us a call today to discuss your case and your options. We are on your side no matter what you are facing.

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