What Happens if I Get a New Charge While on Probation?

Many people who are currently on probation (community supervision) have this concern haunting them every day and night: What happens if I get a new charge while on probation?

You’re right to be concerned because one of the worst things you can do on probation is commit a new crime. Yes, it can be a violation of your probation to be charged with a new crime. Your probation grant can be revoked, and you can be sentenced to jail or prison—not only on the probation charge, but on the new charge, too.

Revocation Proceedings After Violating Your Probation Grant

In most cases, your probation officer won’t even have a choice—if you are charged with a new crime, a petition to revoke your probation will likely need to be filed. If it’s a felony charge you’re facing, you will need to be represented and fight the new charge. If you’re convicted of the new crime, that’s an automatic probation violation.

If you’ve been charged with a new crime while on probation, contact an attorney who can defend you against conviction for the new offense and represent you in court during probation violation proceedings. In many cases, your lawyer may be able to get your probation grant reinstated, especially if the new charge gets dismissed.

Reach Out to a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer

You now know the answer to this question: What happens if I get a new charge while on probation? If you get a new charge while on probation, you will likely be facing revocation proceedings, especially if that charge is a felony. You will more than likely need a lawyer to defend you and protect your rights.

Contact the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy right away. A date is likely already set for your violation hearing, and you don’t want to deal with that without qualified legal representation. Call 817-605-1010 or fill out the online contact form on this page.

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