Probation Violations in TX
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At The Law Offices of Estrada & Estrada, we understand how frustrating it can be to go through the entire criminal process, only to be given probation. This can feel like a ball and chain around your ankle, even though you are not behind bars. When you make even the smallest mistake, you may fear that you will then be thrown in jail.
If you are facing charges for violating your probation, this is no small matter. You could be forced to serve the original jail sentence a judge would have given you instead of probation, which could disrupt your life for good. You cannot afford to go through this time without proven legal counsel and representation. Get our Rockwall criminal lawyers on your side today; we are ready to fight for you!
Understanding Your Probation
When you are given probation, it serves as an alternative to jail time and other consequences, with the stipulation that you will suffer those consequences if you do not adhere to the rules of your probation.
Some of the most common probation terms and conditions include:
- Attending regular classes
- Not purchasing a firearm
- Staying within the county or state
- Keeping a clean record
- Submitting to random drug tests
- Paying monthly fees
- Reporting to your probation officer as required
- Remaining employed
If you violate any of the terms of your probation, even one that seems rather minor, it could result in tough repercussions. The court and judge that handled your criminal case may issue a warrant for your arrest, which could result in you being arrested while at work, home, or even in a basic traffic stop. You will likely then be required to attend a probation revocation hearing, at which a judge can either allow you to continue on your probation, modify it to be stricter, or revoke it and force you to spend the remaining sentence in jail.
As you can see, it is absolutely critical that you have trusted legal counsel during this time. Contact our firm if you are ready to discuss your case and start building a defense for your hearing!