Probation Violations in Houston

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Probation is a privilege, not a right and being in violation of your probationary terms could be a serious complication for you. Being granted probation usually means that you are serving time for your offense in the community, instead of serving behind bars.

Deferred Adjudication vs. Probation with a Conviction

There are two types of probation that are commonly granted—deferred adjudication and probation with a conviction. Most probationary terms will require that you comply with the following:

  • Pay a fine
  • Attend counseling course
  • Perform community service
  • Refrain from using drugs or alcohol
  • Stay in the same place of residence
  • Hold a steady job

You may also have to adhere to a curfew and you will absolutely have to avoid committing another crime. Failure to follow any of these rules or failure to check-in with a probation officer can cause the State to file a motion to revoke your probation.

What Happens If I Violate My Probation?

Because probation is not a right, you could potentially be forced to serve the remainder of your sentence in jail if you do not follow all of the probationary terms or fail a drug test. If you commit another crime while you were on probation, you could be forced to serve the remainder of your original sentence in jail as well as being punished for the new crime.

In the event that you are accused of a probation violation, you will be required to stand before a judge who will determine the overall outcome of your probationary terms. It is highly recommended that you retain our legal services before the revocation hearing. By working with a Houston criminal lawyer from Stornello & Correro Law Firm, PLLC, you could potentially be granted an extension of your probation or have your charges reduced or dismissed.

Defending Your Probationary Privileges

If you have questions or concerns about your situation, you can turn to Stornello & Correro Law Firm, PLLC for answers. When you work with our Fort Bend criminal defense firm, you will be working with dedicated and experienced lawyers who are always on the lookout for your best interests. We know that probation is an important thing for you and when you work with our firm, we will actively pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

Perhaps you were unaware that you were violating a term of your probation or you were unaware that the activity you were engaging in was illegal under your probationary rights. Whatever your situation, we may be able to help.

If you have been arrested and are at risk of having your probation revoked, you need to schedule a free case evaluation with a trusted Houston defense attorney from Stornello & Correro Law Firm, PLLC right away.