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Have You Been Charged With Probation Violation?

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 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 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. Call today for a free consultation!

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 violations include:

  • 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

Courts have broad discretion regarding Punishment

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, 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 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 evidence that there was a probation violation has occurred.

This is why hiring a skilled Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney is vital to your success. Call today to discuss your charges in a free consultation.

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