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Probation Violation Attorneys in Austin

Helping You Understand Your Legal Options

If you are found guilty of violating the terms of your probation, you could face serious consequences, including additional probation terms, extended probation, probation revocation, and/or incarceration. The penalties for violating probation are very broad and are often up to the discretion of your probation officer or a local judge.

At Austin Defense Team, our probation violation attorneys in Austin can help you understand your legal options if you have violated your probation. Our team works to lessen the negative consequences of probation violation and can help you fight to keep your freedom.

If you are facing charges of violating probation, contact our office right away at (512) 399-3221 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

What Happens When You Violate Probation in Texas?

Depending on the specific terms of your probation, there are many things that can lead to probation violation charges. You may fail to appear when summoned, fail a drug test, or decide to travel out of state. You may be unable to pay court fees or you may be arrested for another crime. Any of these can lead to probation violation charges.

If your probation officer believes that you have violated your probation, the following may occur:

  • Your probation officer will issue either a warning or will require you to appear at a hearing. If the probation officer requests a hearing, he or she will also request a penalty.
  • During the hearing, a judge will review your case to determine if you have violated your probation.
  • If the judge determines that you have violated your probation, he or she will determine a penalty based on the nature of the offense, whether or not you have violated probation before, the defense provided by your attorney, and other factors.

Penalties for probation violation in Texas range from reinstatement of probation to mandatory attendance at a treatment program to jail time. Only after considering the various factors involved in your specific case can an attorney inform you of the likely penalties you are facing.

Motions to Revoke vs. Motions to Adjudicate

If you are found in violation of your probation, your probation office may file a “motion to revoke” or a “motion to adjudicate.” A motion to revoke can be filed when a person is on “straight probation” or, in other words, has been found guilty of a criminal offense and received probation as punishment. In such cases, the person allegedly in violation of probation is subject to having his or her probation revoked and may have to serve out a prison sentence.

A motion to adjudicate applies to individuals who were not found guilty of a crime and were placed on deferred adjudication. If the individual violates the terms of the deferred adjudication, he or she is now subject to a guilty finding and the related penalties.

Contact Our Firm Today

No matter your situation, it is wise to speak with an experienced probation violation lawyer in Austin if you are facing charges. Our team can help you clearly understand your legal rights and options as we work to build a solid defense on your behalf. We have years of experience handling all types of criminal defense and related matters, and we are here to help you navigate the process from start to finish.

Call (512) 399-3221 or contact us online to get started with your free initial consultation.

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