Denton Probation Violation Lawyers
Working to Prevent Revocation of Probation in Denton County
If you were placed on probation for your criminal matter, you were instructed to abide by certain terms during the period of your community supervision. Because the conditions are court-mandated and required as a part of your sentence, failing to follow them can lead to an accusation of a probation violation and additional penalties.
However, although you were alleged to have violated probation, that does not mean you are guilty of the conduct, and you have the right to defend yourself at a hearing. You also have the right to have an attorney represent you throughout the proceedings. At Marsala Law Group, we understand that accusations can arise when no wrongdoing occurred. That is why we provide aggressive defense to challenge allegations. From the beginning of your case until its conclusion, we will deliver personalized representation and fight to protect your rights and freedom.
What Happens If I Violate Probation?
If you violate probation, a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest, for which bond might not be set. Consequently, you must hire a lawyer and request the judge to set a bond for you.
Accusations of a probation violation may arise from:
- Not reporting to a probation officer
- Using drugs and/or alcohol
- Failing to pay fines or restitution
- Committing another offense
What will happen if you’re found guilty of a probation violation depends greatly on the type of violation and the offense you are on probation for.
Judges can revoke your probation even if it is the first time you have violated probation. After this, they can then send you to jail to serve your original sentence.
If it is your first misdemeanor probation violation, and it is not a very serious offense, then the judge can extend the length of community supervision or change the conditions to address the type of violation.
For instance, the judge might:
- Order community service
- Increase the fine
- Place the defendant in a substance abuse program
What Happens if You Violate Probation for the First Time?
The first time you violate probation can, but usually does not, end up in a lengthy jail sentence. In most cases, the judge will likely warn you of the consequences of what will happen if there is another violation. The conditions of your probation may change, or the length of the term may increase. Your defense lawyer can be very helpful in this situation, seeking an optimal outcome on your behalf.
The most important thing to know is that judges have great discretion in sentencing you to jail if you violate probation even for the first time for either a felony or misdemeanor.
Seek Skilled Legal Representation for Your Case
If you have been accused of violating your probation, please reach out to Marsala Law Group immediately to discuss your situation. We’ll work toward a favorable result.
You have a right to challenge your revocation by requesting a hearing. If you do so, then the state must present evidence that you actually violated probation. If they cannot, the judge cannot revoke your probation. However, always remember, the judge makes the final decision on whether to put you in jail if you violate the terms and conditions of your probation.
A.G. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Not Guilty
State presented seven eye-witnesses to dispute our claim of self-defense.
A.P.G. – Denton Aggravated Sex Assault of Child & 3 Counts of Indecency with a Child Not Guilty - Jury Trial
C.D. – Denton Felony Violation of Protective Order Case Dismissed
Dismissed and we are now suing the arresting agency.
Dr. J.B. – DWI with Multiple Drug Charges Cases Dismissed
All drug cases dismissed as well as a subsequent DWI while the client was on Probation.
Dr. R.C. – Tarrant DWI Not Guilty
E.D.M. Denton Felony Assault with Priors Reduced to Misdemeanor Time-Served
Charge reduced; client served one day in jail.
E.H. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Case Dismissed
H.R. – Denton Felony Aggravated Assault Not Guilty
Not guilty verdict despite 3rd party-eye witness who testified my client went out to his car and grabbed a tire iron and chased after the victim and beat him repeatedly over the head. This is self-defense at it's finest.
J.G. - Denton Felony Drug Charge Case Dismissed
Dismissed due to invalid search.
J.P. – Dallas Felony Indecent Exposure Case Dismissed
Original offer was 5 years in prison. After our investigation prior to trial, we discovered enough inconsistencies to convince the DA to dismiss!
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