HOUSTON PROBATION VIOLATION LAWYER
Were you arrested for violating your probation?
Probation is a highly regulated alternative to serving jail time. If you face probation violation accusations, you suffer the possibility of the court revoking that alternative and stripping you of your freedom. Therefore, you must face such allegations with competent representation from a lawyer 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 specific terms and conditions. For example, a probationary period will likely require you to meet regularly with an assigned officer and attend counseling or other rehabilitation meetings.
The state closely monitors those under probation, and many actions 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 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.
The consequences can be harsh if you face accusations of any of the above. Therefore, you must have a Houston criminal attorney who understands the flaws and restrictions of probation and can protect your rights.
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What to Do
When faced with allegations of violating probation, the court may apply several possible punishments and sentences. Your probation officer can order these punishments, 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 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 protect your rights. We will take an aggressive and personal approach to your defense to give you the best chance.
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