Are you in violation of your probation? Has the State filed a Motion to Adjudicate or a Motion to Revoke your probation? We can help.
In Texas, there are two kinds of probation a citizen can receive, a straight probation and a deferred adjudication probation.
Deferred Adjudication Probation – the Court “defers” a finding of guilt, does not convict you, and places you on probation for a term of years. If the Judge believes you have violated a condition of your probation, he or she may sign a Motion to Adjudicate your guilt and issue a warrant for your arrest.
Straight Probation – the Court finds you guilty, convicts you, and “probates” your sentence for a term of years. If the Judge believes you have violated a condition of your probation, he or she may sign a Motion to Revoke your probation and issue a warrant for your arrest.
Once a citizen is accused of violating their probation, he or she has a right to notice of the alleged violation and a hearing before the Judge to contest the validity of the accusations. The outcome of the hearing lies entirely within the discretion of the Judge. An experienced attorney is essential to guiding a citizen through this process fighting for the right result. Let us help.