What Can Happen if I Violate My Probation in Texas?

Violating probation in Texas comes with severe penalties. If you obtained this charge, you will need to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your options. It is also critical that you have one of our skilled Houston criminal defense attorneys on your side. Contact us today.

What are the most common charges related to a probation violation in Texas?

An individual can violate his or her probation conditions in a number of different ways, including:

  • Leaving your state or county if your probation conditions prohibit you from doing so.
  • Being convicted of an additional crime.
  • Refusing to submit to random drug tests.
  • 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 consequences of violating probation in Texas?

There are two types of probation in Texas. They include straight probation and deferred adjudication probation. Straight probation refers to when someone is found guilty of a crime, but the judge permits them to serve community service instead of jail time. If you are found violating straight probation in Texas, you will most likely spend the rest of your sentence in jail, or, even worse, you will have to serve your full punishment in jail. On the other hand, deferred adjudication probation is when an individual’s conviction is delayed by a judge, and if that person follows all conditions of his or her probation, their initial charges will get overlooked. If you have violated deferred adjudication probation, it is highly likely that you will receive the maximum sentence for your initial crime.

Why should I retain the services of an experienced attorney?

It is critical that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side when you attend your hearing. With the help of an attorney, you can better show that you did not violate your probation terms. Our firm is on your side and is ready to help you no matter what you are facing. Contact us today to discuss your case and your options. We are just one call away.

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