Probation Violation Charges will result in a Motion to Revoke Probation (MTR)
DEFENDING AGAINST PROBATION VIOLATION CHARGES: EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY SERVING SAN ANTONIO AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES
In San Antonio, probation violations will result in a warrant for arrest. A proven violation can result in a jail or prison sentence.
Probation violation charges may be filed against you if:
You are charged with a new criminal case or you are in violation of any conditions of your probation.
So, if your probation officer finds that you have failed to abide by all of the conditions of your probation, you could be arrested and charged with probation violation (MTR).
The Law Offices of Patrick L. Hancock can help defend you in such cases.
We have decades of experience with criminal cases in Texas and can help you achieve the best possible outcome if you are charged.
What are the different types of probation violation offenses?
The legal guidelines for probation violation offenses are detailed in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (Chapter 42a).
While probation is usually considered a positive outcome in a criminal case as an alternative to incarceration, a person on Probation can still have a jail or prison sentence imposed by the court if a judge finds that you have violated the terms and conditions of your supervision.
Some types of probation violation offenses include:
- Arrested for another crime
- Failing a drug test or urine analysis
- Failure to show up for a court appearance
- Failure to attend scheduled meetings with your probation officer
- Failure to follow curfew restrictions
- Failure to pay a fine
- Failure to undergo rehabilitation or counseling
- Traveling out of state without prior permission
- Making contact with certain individuals without prior permission
What happens if you violate probation in San Antonio?
If you have violated the terms of your probation, it is important to understand your legal rights.
The procedure is generally as follows:
- You will be arrested and may be remanded without bond
- You will be entitled to a hearing before the court
- You will have a right to a lawyer to be present to defend you against the violations
- You can present evidence at a hearing (including witnesses to support your defense)
Even if you have violated probation, it’s important to remember that you still have rights.
Exercising these rights with an experienced attorney can help you minimize any penalties that you may face for the alleged violation.
You may be able to prove that the probation violation is not true or that there were extenuating circumstances that made it impossible to comply with certain probation conditions.
It is crucial to have an experienced attorney at your side throughout this process and during your hearing.
Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in San Antonio to defend you in court on a MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION or a MOTION TO ADJUDICATE
Severe consequences of probation violation charges make it imperative to hire an experienced San Antonio probation attorney.
If you are charged with violating the terms and conditions of your probation, criminal defense attorney, Patrick L. Hancock will represent you with the best defense available.
He has over three decades of criminal law experience. Let experience lead your defense.
He has been selected for inclusion in top peer-review attorney lists such as The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers and S.A. Scene Magazine’s Best Lawyers in San Antonio.
Contact Patrick at 210-223-8844 for an initial consultation about your probation violation charge.