Denton Probation Violation Attorney
Rather than sending a defendant to prison, a judge may deem probation a viable punishment for the committed crime. These usually are granted to first-time or low-risk offenders. Probation releases the accused back into the community but with limited rights. If this individual violates any of the conditions laid out in his probation, the court reserves the right to immediately revoke or modify the probation.
Probation Violations & Revocations
These conditions are innate to the terms of the probation. If these are violated, the court can impose a prison sentence, fines, or more restrictive probationary conditions. You do not want all your hard work on securing a probation to suddenly have it revoked and land behind bars. If you have been accused of a probation violation, it is vital you consult an experienced defense attorney.
Probation violations typically involve things like associating with a known felon, driving with a suspended license, or failing to pay a fine. They can also incorporate missing a court date, probation meeting, mandated counseling session, or not complying with certain requirements given by the judge or the probation officer. No matter what the situation is, if you are accused of violating your probation, you will have to confront the repercussions. The penalties can include additional conditions, increased restrictions, or the judge can decree that you serve the balance of your probationary period in jail.
The Hunsucker Legal Group in Denton, TX will investigate your situation and determine a defense to help keep your probation in place. Depending on the reason for, validity of, or other conditions present in your violation, the courts may be lenient. We will present your case to the judge at your probationary hearing and work to help you achieve the best possible result.