Helping Clients Accused of Probation Violations

If you violate the terms of your probation in Texas, it is quite possible that it will be revoked ― meaning you may end up being convicted of the charge and you may have to go to jail to serve out your original sentence. Given the severity of a probation violation, it is crucial to contact a lawyer for guidance as soon as possible.

At Simone Legal, Inc., we are dedicated to helping individuals deal with alleged probation violations and other criminal offenses. Under the guidance of attorney Caroline Simone, we will do everything possible to help ensure the prosecuting attorney knows all the mitigating factors before seeking a revocation of your probation. If a favorable outcome cannot be reached with the prosecutor, then you may need to have a hearing before the judge. Caroline has a great deal of experience in representing clients in these types of hearings. She will prepare you and other possible witnesses, and gather mitigating evidence prior to the hearing. When it is time to go before the judge, she will be thoroughly prepared and persuasive.

The sooner you contact Caroline Simone, the sooner she can get to work protecting your freedom and defending your rights.

Probation Violations: the Basics

There are many situations in which you risk having your probation revoked, including:

  • Failing a drug test
  • Getting arrested for a new offense
  • Not reporting to your probation officer as scheduled
  • Failing to complete required community service, counseling or classes, including DWI classes

In order to revoke your probation, a motion to proceed with adjudication of guilt or a motion to revoke probation is filed, which is then followed by a revocation hearing. Unfortunately, you have no right to a jury trial when dealing with probation violations, not to mention the burden of proof to revoke your probation is only a preponderance of the evidence ― a standard much lower than beyond a reasonable doubt.

As you can imagine, the odds are often stacked against you, which is why it is always best to consult with an attorney.

Aggressive Legal Representation You Can Count On

You need to contact Caroline Simone, Counselor and Attorney at Law, as soon as you realize your probation may be at risk. For a FREE consultation, you can reach us online or by calling us toll free at 877-225-0947. We serve clients throughout Dallas and Denton counties as well as the surrounding areas.