Probation violations in Texas are serious offenses. When someone is charged with violating the terms of their probation, they may be going back to jail. A probation violation can mean someone is facing the same punishment that they received when they were accused of the crime they were originally charged with. A probation violation is determined by a judge. The prosecutor must prove that they only violated their probation, which is much easier then the beyond a reasonable doubt that they need to prove in criminal cases. It’s important to hire an experienced probation violation attorney at the Law Offices of Diana E. Sims to represent you.
Some examples of how probation can be violated in the State of Texas includes:
A probation revocation case in Houston starts with a Motion to Adjudicate for defendants or a Motion to Revoke Probation. A warrant for one’s arrest is issued. These hearings are usually heard in front of a judge. There are no jury trials with probation revocation hearings in Texas. A defendant is entitled to a hearing within 21 days for a probation violation if they are incarcerated. If they are on deferred adjudication, they aren’t entitled to a hearing until their bond is set.
If you’ve been charged with a probation violation in Texas, call to schedule a free consultation with a probation violation attorney in Houston today. The legal experts at the Law Office of Diana E. Sims are ready to defend your case and get you the minimum possible sentencing possible. Call us at (713) 236-9800 today and schedule a free legal consultation today.