Probation Violations in Houston
Call Stornello Law Firm, P.C.—Avoid Jail Time!
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 Law Firm, P.C., 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 Law Firm, P.C. 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 Law Firm, P.C.