Probation Violation Lawyer in Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have violated your probation, you could face more serious or additional
At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, we have handled many cases where individuals have mistakenly violated
their probation. Our
Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney has extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor,
he is a unique perspective on how the opposition may approach your violation.
If you are in a need of any attorney for your probation violation look
no further than The Sims Law Firm, PLLC.
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Common Probation Violations
Probated sentences can be from anywhere between 6 months and 10 years.
During that time, a judge has placed restrictions on an individual for
what they can and cannot do. Often those restrictions are not necessarily
criminal actions. A judge may prevent someone on probation from socializing
with a particular group of people or even limit their radius of permitted
travel. Over the course of the one to three years, some people on probation
lose track of their limitations and may mistakenly violate their probation.
Our criminal defense attorney has found the most common reasons for probation
- Failing to report to an assigned probation officer at the designated time and place
- Visiting certain people
- Traveling out of state without permission
- Failing to appear at a scheduled court date
- Committing other crimes
- Using or possessing a controlled substance
- Getting arrested for another offense
- Failing drug tests
- Failing to pay fines and fees
Courts have broad discretion regarding Punishment
If you are alleged to be violating your probation by your probation officer,
the officer has broad discretion in determining what happens next. Depending
on the violation and your previous record, they probation officer may
recommend only having you admonished by the court and/or possibly modifying
your conditions of probation.
The probation officer may also recommending having your probation revoked.
If that is the case, the Court has broad discretion as to what occurs
next. The court can do anything from modifying the terms and conditions
of your probation to revoking your probation and sentencing you to jail
Unlike a trial where the prosecuting attorney has to prove beyond a reasonable
doubt that you committed a crime, in a probation violation hearing, the
prosecuting attorney only must convince a judge by a preponderance of
evidence that there was a probation violation has occurred. This is why
hiring a skilled Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney is vital to