Probation Revocation Concerns? Call Our Experienced Texas Criminal Law Attorneys
You had a run-in with the law awhile back. Since then, you’ve been on probation. Things have gone really well. Your life is back on track, and overall you’ve complied with the plan—until now. Maybe…
- You lost your job and were late making a restitution payment.
- You’ve been accused of doing something you didn’t do.
- You needed to go out of town to deal with a family matter and circumstances prevented you from returning on time.
- You had the flu, so you missed an appointment with your probation officer.
- You slipped up one night at a party. This slip-up caused you to fail a drug test.
- Your probation officer made a mistake.
Whatever the reason, if you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you need the help of an experienced Texas probation revocation lawyer. The Houston criminal defense team at Topek & Topek, Attorneys at Law, represents individuals in all stages of the criminal law process, including probation revocation matters. We help both adults and juveniles with probation concerns.
What is probation?
Probation is an order given by a judge. It essentially gives a person accused of committing a crime a second chance. Instead of going to prison, the person remains free. But the person must comply with certain guidelines. These guidelines may include regularly meeting with a probation officer, attending drug or alcohol rehabilitation meetings, paying fines, paying restitution, and performing community service. While the terms of each person’s probation differ, one factor is consistent: all of the conditions of probation must be followed. If not, the person may be sent to prison.
What are some common reasons for a probation revocation?
Complying with the terms of probation can be difficult for many people. In fact, some people may prefer to go to jail or prison rather than perform the tasks required for probation! Common violations include:
- Getting charged with another crime
- Failing to report to a probation officer
- Failing to appear in court
- Failing to pay fines and court fees
- Failing to perform community service requirements
- Failing to take drug tests or failing the test itself
- Failing to attend drug or alcohol rehabilitation meetings
- Failing to attend counseling sessions
- Failing to get permission when traveling outside the county
The consequences of violating the terms of probation are serious.
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you need help from an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer. Otherwise, you might end up serving a significant prison term.
Contact our Houston, Texas, probation revocation attorneys.
If your probation is in danger of being revoked or if you know that a family member’s probation is in danger, contact us. Our experienced father-son team will work hard to get you a positive outcome. You may reach us by filling out the secure online form, or by calling (888) 661-5030. We represent people in the counties of Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Montgomery, Wharton, Colorado, Waller, Liberty, and Washington.