Probation Violations in Denton, TX

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If you violate probation, the judge may issue a warrant for your arrest. Additionally, there may not be a bond for the warrant, consequently, you will need to hire a lawyer and request the judge to set a bond for you.

What will happen when you violate probation 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 which, 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 violation, then the judge can possibly extend your probation or change the conditions to address the type of violation.

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.

Probation violations are usually cause by:

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Dealing
  • DWI
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Disorderly Conduct

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 probation.

If you have been accused of violating your probation, please contact our law office at Marsala law Group immediately, to discuss your situation and to help protect your freedoms.

You have a right to challenge your revocation by requesting a hearing.  If you do so, then the state must provide evidence that you actually did violate probation, and 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.

Resources

https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/probation-violation.html

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/htm/CR.42A.htm

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