Posts Tagged "Motion to Revoke Probation"

Felony Probation Violations in Texas

Felony Probation Violation in Texas

Attorney Marsh

This topic is going to be broken into two parts. This part is going to deal with felony probation violation in Texas. The next part is going to deal with misdemeanor probation violation in Texas. Felonies are the more serious offenses in Texas. These can range from 6 months in State Jail up to life in prison. I’m sure you have some questions already. If you’re not sure what type of probation you or a loved one are on, you need to check with your Probation Officer (PO) or your paperwork that put you on probation. Getting Started In a…

Length of Probation and Early Termination

Length of Probation and Early Termination

Attorney Marsh

I know that I’ve written over and over about the role of plea bargains and probation in the criminal justice system. One post that sums it up nicely is 3 Ways Your Criminal Case Can End. Plea bargaining and probation often go hand in hand in a criminal case. It’s important to know that there are 2 Types of Probation in Texas. In this post, I’m only focusing on Straight Probation, NOT Deferred Adjudication. Just because you were put on probation for a period of years, doesn’t mean that you can’t ask the Court to terminate your probation early. The length…

What Happens if You Violate Probation in Texas

What Happens If You Violate Probation?

Attorney Marsh

This question comes up from clients pretty often. This post is Part 1 of 2. The stakes can be high if your probation is revoked in Texas. Usually, clients call or ask me – what happens if you violate probation? My answer is the same… it depends. Many clients are fearful of the sword hanging over their head that is probation. What happens when they violate probation can be very nerve wracking, especially if they’re facing prison time. It’s a very valid concern considering many criminal cases are resolved through a plea bargain agreement between the Defendant and the State. If…

Probation Revocation in Texas

Probation Revocation in Texas

Attorney Marsh

The vast majority of criminal cases end with someone being put on some type of probation in Texas. This post is a quick summary of Probation Revocation in Texas. To find out more, go to my Probation Revocation Hearings Page. In Texas, probation is technically called Community Supervision. In a previous post I wrote about the difference between Deferred Adjudication Probation vs. Straight Probation. The difference between the two is very important. You should talk to your lawyer about the differences so that you know what you’re agreeing to and the positives/negatives of your choice. At the beginning of your case,…