If you receive probation as part of your sentence after being convicted of a criminal offense, you have to follow the terms of release. If the probation officer states that you have violated a part of your probation, they can get the court to issue a warrant for your arrest.
The common probation violations you can fall prey to are failing a UA or drug test, failing to do community service, getting charged with a new criminal offense, failure in paying court-ordered fines and restitution and not maintaining contact with probation officials. A Motion to Revoke Probation (MRP) or a Motion to Adjudicate (MAJ) is taken very seriously by courts. So if you have violated the terms of your probation, then you need to have a strong and aggressive lawyer fighting for you.
How Houston Area Parole Violation Defense Attorney Ricardo N. Gonzalez Can Help
One such lawyer who will be able to help you with probation violations is Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Ricardo N. Gonzalez. He has the experience to handle various matters connected with criminal defense and probation violations. He has been representing clients from the Houston area that have faced charges of a variety of criminal matters including probation violations. He has the required skill, knowledge and experience to defend all the allegations made against you or a loved one.
Getting a bond is not automatic in some situations, but attorney Ricardo N. Gonzalez can try to get a bond set if you have been arrested or if you have turned yourself in. Once you have been arrested for probation violations, probation Ricardo N. Gonzalez will take steps to defend your freedom. He will try to get the judge to set a bond so that you will not have to stay in jail while waiting for your hearing. He will also ask the court for an MRP or an MAJ hearing before the sentencing judge to ask for a second chance at keeping your probation. He will do everything possible to keep you from staying in jail or being sent to prison.
He will also contact your probation officer so that he can assist you with the right steps that will place you in a better position in the judge’s view before your probation violation hearing. He might advise you to enter into a drug or alcohol treatment, completion of community service hours, paying off fines or restitution. In addition to this, he will also fight to provide alternatives to revocation to the judge. These alternatives can be: submitting yourself to regular drug tests or some jail therapy. This can result in reinstatement of your probation so that you don’t have to serve your full jail term.
If you or someone you love has been convicted of a parole or deferred adjudication violation, Call us 24 hours a day at 713-429-1971. We offer free consultations in the Greater Houston area; including Freeport, Galveston, League City, Dickinson, Kemah, Deer Park, La Porte, Pasadena, Beaumont, Baytown, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Texas City, Pearland and throughout the state of Texas.