Probation Violation Attorney
PROBATION LAWYER: HOUSTON & GALVESTON, TX
Overview of Probation Violation in Texas
In some cases, a defendant can receive probation rather than a jail sentence. While this is a good outcome, individuals on probation still must comply with the terms of their probation to avoid revocation and, ultimately, jail. The standard to revoke probation is much lower than that of a criminal trial and, as a result, can be legally perilous.
A probation violation proceeding begins with the State of Texas filing a motion to revoke probation (community supervision) or a motion to adjudicate guilt (in the case of deferred adjudication).
In Texas, defendants can receive probation for misdemeanor and felony charges. This sentence can be imposed by a judge or jury. Additionally, a probation sentence can be given in lieu of jail time or in addition to it. This article will provide an overview of probation, so that if you or someone you love has committed a probation violation, you’ll better understand potential outcomes and why you need a probation violation attorney in Houston, Texas.
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