Q What are some common reasons why a person’s probation may be revoked?
In Texas, a person on probation must be careful to comply with all of the terms of probation. Failing to do so could lead to unwelcome consequences.
Unfortunately, many Texans have trouble satisfying probation terms. In some cases, the person had a personal set back. In other cases, the person just didn’t fully understand the terms of the probation order. Common alleged violations include:
- Failing to report to a mandatory meeting with a probation officer
- Failing to appear in court for a set court appearance
- Failing to hold down a steady job
- Failing to pay fines, court fees, or restitution payments
- Failing to perform mandatory community service
- Failing to pay mandated child support payments
- Failing to take required drug tests
- Failing a drug test by testing positive for an illegal substance
- Failing to attend drug or alcohol rehabilitation meetings
- Failing to attend required counseling sessions
- Failing to attend drug, alcohol, or other educational meetings
- Failing to get permission when traveling outside the county or failing to return on time
- Being accused of committing another crime
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, call the father-son team of Texas criminal defense attorneys at Topek & Topek Attorneys at Law. If you live in the counties of Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Montgomery, Wharton, Colorado, Waller, Liberty, and Washington, we may be able to help you. You may reach us today by calling (toll free number), or fill out the secure online contact form for a quick reply.