Violation of Probation
Probation is a form of punishment that allows individuals who have been convicted of a crime to serve their sentence outside of prison, typically under the supervision of a probation officer. If you are on probation in Texas and are accused of violating the terms of your probation, you may be at risk of being sent to prison to serve the remainder of your sentence.
Several defenses may be available to individuals accused of violating probation in Texas. One defense is that the individual did not violate the terms of their probation. This can occur if the individual can demonstrate that they were not aware of the specific terms of their probation or if the alleged violation was a misunderstanding.
Another defense is that the individual had a valid reason for violating the terms of their probation. In some cases, individuals may be granted permission by their probation officer to violate the terms of their probation if they have a valid reason, such as a medical emergency or a family crisis.
It is also possible to defend against a probation violation by demonstrating that the individual has made significant progress in their rehabilitation. If the individual can show that they have completed counseling or treatment programs, have maintained employment or education, and have otherwise made positive changes in their life, it may be possible to avoid being sent to prison for a probation violation.
If you have been accused of violating probation in Texas, it is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Altgelt Law Firm can help you understand your legal options and develop a defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom. Don’t wait call (956) 628-4107.