Probation Violation Lawyer in Tarrant County
If you’ve been granted probation in Tarrant County, you are probably aware that if you mess up and violate your probation grant you could go to jail or prison, depending on the seriousness of the crime for which you were placed on probation in the first place.
So what does it mean to have your probation revoked in Tarrant County? It means that you absolutely can go to jail or prison, but you do have a right to a probation violation hearing where you will get to tell your side of the story, and you could possibly avoid a term of confinement.
Why Would My Probation Be Revoked?
Probation grants are usually revoked for two main reasons.
The first: when you violate a term or condition of your probation. In some cases, your probation officer may let one or two minor violations go, but if you are repeatedly violating the same condition, then you may end up with a revocation on your hands. For example, if you test positive for drugs once, you may get a pass. Have several positive drug tests, and your probation officer will likely recommend that your probation grant be revoked. Another situation is when you receive new charges. In this case, your probation officer will automatically recommend your probation grant be revoked.
Below are some of the ways you can violate your probation in Tarrant County:
- Failure to report
- Failure to pay fines and fees
- Missed or positive drug tests
- Failure to complete community service
- Failure to complete court-ordered treatment
- New charges
- Associating with criminals or those engaged in criminal activity
Is There Any Hope for Me Once a Motion to Revoke Probation Is Filed?
The best chance you have to avoid jail or prison time is to argue your side of the story during the revocation hearing. Hiring a lawyer is usually in your best interest, as a probation lawyer will know how to show the court that some mistake has been made, that your rights have been violated, and/or that you deserve another chance.
Here’s how we can potentially help you avoid a probation revocation:
- Early release from jail before a revocation hearing
- Push the hearing back to give you time to prove that you can be successful on probation.
- Document and highlight instances of successes while on probation
- Mitigate your probation violations
- If you’re charged with a new crime, we will defend you against conviction for that offense
- Create a strong case of persuasion to give you another chance at probation
Call Us For A Free Consultation Now.
Now you know what to do if your probation is being revoked in Tarrant County. Violation hearings move quickly, so call The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy as soon as possible. We can be reached via the form below or by dialing 817-605-1010.