Were you arrested for violating your probation?

Probation is a highly regulated alternative to serving jail time. If you have been accused of probation violation, you may be faced with the possibility of that alternative revoked and your freedom stripped. It is imperative that you do not face such allegations without competent representation from a lawyer who is familiar with the Texas legal system. If you are found guilty of violating the terms of your probation, you could face harsh punishments.

A Houston criminal defense attorney at The Martinez Law Firm will vigorously defend all cases involving probation violations in Houston, Harris County, Texas. We know that your rights and your freedom are important to you. That is why we will work hard to build a solid and unshakable defense that will enhance your chances of receiving a positive outcome in your case. Our team will work tirelessly to defend you.

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Consequences of Violations

The definition of probation is a period of time during which the sentenced individual must adhere to certain terms and conditions. A probationary period will likely require you to have regular meetings with an assigned officer and attend counseling or other rehabilitation meetings. Probations are closely monitored and there are a number of actions that might be considered violations.

Probation violations may include the following actions:

  • Failure to complete mandated community service or court-ordered counseling programs
  • Failure to pay fines or restitution in amount and time ordered by the court
  • Failure to appear in court for hearings
  • Failure to report to a probation officer
  • Failure to acquire and maintain employment
  • Failure to visit someone for a certain period of time as ordered by the court
  • Failure to remain within a mandated city or state limits

Additionally, being arrested for committing another crime or being found in possession of, using, or selling drugs will almost always be considered a probation violation. If you have been accused of any of the above, the consequences you face can be harsh, so it is crucial that you have a Houston criminal attorney on your side who understands the flaws and restrictions of probation and can protect your rights.

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When faced with allegations of violating probation, there are a number of possible punishments and sentences that may be applied. These punishments can either be ordered by your probation officer, or you will be required to appear before the court for a hearing, in which a judge will decide your fate. If ordered by your officer, they may be as simple as a warning, additional community service, rehabilitation, or counseling.

Court-ordered consequences can include:

  • Additional fines
  • Increased period of probation
  • Jail sentencing
  • Additional charges

If you face a probation violation hearing, you have the right to an attorney, and you deserve one with the passion and efficiency to fight for you. At The Martinez Law Firm, your freedom is our top priority, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your rights are protected. We will take an aggressive and personal approach to your defense to give you the best chance.

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Do you have further questions? Visit our informative probation blog!