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Defending Clients Who Have Violated Their Probation in the Greater Houston Area
If you have violated your probation, you could face more serious or additional penalties. At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, we have handled many cases where individuals violated probation by mistake. Our Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney has extensive experience in the criminal justice system. As a former prosecutor, he is a unique perspective on how the opposition may approach your violation.
Have you violated the terms of your probation? Call The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, today at (713) 766-1445 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our probation violation lawyer in Fort Bend County.
Types Of 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 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 violations include the following:
- Failing drug tests
- Visiting certain people
- Committing other crimes
- Failing to pay fines and fees
- Getting arrested for another offense
- Traveling out of state without permission
- Failing to appear at a scheduled court date
- Using or possessing a controlled substance
- Failing to report to an assigned probation officer at the designated time and place
Probation Officer and Courts Discretion
If your probation officer believes you are violating your probation, the officer has a lot of discretion in determining what happens next. Depending on the violation and your previous record, the probation officer may recommend only having you admonished by the court and/or possibly modifying your conditions of probation.
The probation officer may also recommend 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 or prison. 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 the evidence that there was a probation violation has occurred.
Contact Our Probation Violations Lawyer Today
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation in Fort Bend County, Texas, don't hesitate to reach out to our probation violation lawyers at The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, for help. Our experienced probation violation lawyers are here to help you navigate the complexities of the legal process and to fight for your rights. The knowledge and expertise we have on our side will help you achieve the best possible outcome, regardless of whether you are facing a technical violation or an alleged new offense. To learn more about how our team can help you with your probation violation case, contact us today!
Contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, today to get started on your defense with our Fort Bend County probation violations attorney.
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If you hesitate to hire an attorney, it may become more difficult to obtain favorable evidence and/or locate witnesses that can testify on your behalf. The sooner you contact The Sims Law Firm, PLLC the sooner we can discuss your charges and get started on your defense.
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