Accused of Violating Your Probation?
Hire a Denton County Criminal Attorney to Protect You
Have you or a loved one been charged with violating a probation? At Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law, our goal is to help clients protect their names and their records from any further charges. Prosecutors assigned to your case will likely take aggressive action to hold you accountable for any violations. As Texas prosecutors strive to convict you and terminate your probation, you will need the strong assistance of our firm's experienced Denton criminal defense attorney.
Our goal is to help ensure that your rights are protected. Since 1998, we have upheld our clients' rights to be treated fairly while on probation and have argued against their accusations time and time again. Contact our office today to discuss your case with us and learn how we can protect you from further penalties.
What is considered a violation?
If you are accused of violating your probation, the exact penalty will depend on the reason and severity of the violation. Failure to appear or report to a scheduled court appearance or appointment with a probation officer is one of the main ways that individuals violate their probations.
Each individual placed on probation is given a set of rules they must adhere to. For example, individuals convicted of a drug or sex crime may be prohibited from visiting specific locations or meeting with certain people. However, if they still met with certain individuals, such as known drug dealers, they may be charged for violating their probation. Furthermore, another way that probation can be violated is if a person is convicted of another crime, which would ultimately end their probation terms.
Penalties for Probation Violations
As mentioned, any consequences for allegedly violating your probation are dependent upon how serious your violation was, if you have violated your probation previously, and the nature of the violation. Our Denton County criminal defense attorney can represent you against any violation accusations.
Common consequences for violating probation include:
- A warning from your probation officer
- Community service
- Rehabilitation for drug or alcohol related offenses
- Counseling services
- Payment of fines
- Jail time from initial sentence
- Increased probationary period
- Revocation of probation
- Filing of new charges
Probation officers often wish to keep the judge from having a bigger case load and will generally handle less serious violations internally. There is no guarantee, however, that you will not be falsely or mistakenly accused of a violation. Whatever your situation, you need to act fast to get legal support.
Representation for a Probation Violation Hearing
If your probation officer deems it necessary, you may be ordered to attend a probation violation hearing. Beforehand, you will be notified of what you are being accused of doing in writing. At this time, you should take steps to obtain legal representation to ensure your rights are upheld in the upcoming process. Your lawyer can gather evidence and present it on your behalf to clear your name.
When you retain legal counsel for your probation violation case, you can have peace of mind knowing your case is in seasoned and well-experienced hands, especially when you call on our firm.
Obtain Guidance from Our Firm
At Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law, our goal is to protect our clients' rights ensure that they are treated fairly throughout every step of the legal process. We know that false accusations can be made and penalties unfairly issues. Our goal is to build a solid case based on the specific details of your case. You can count on us to develop an effective strategy based on what is in your best interests.
Facing probation violation accusations? Contact us today for the legal counsel you need!
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