|VIOLATION OF PROBATION/DEFERRED ADJUDICATION
Probation is now officially referred to as community supervision. While you are on probation you will be required to follow certain conditions and restrictions that can affect your daily routine. If you have violated the terms of your probation or deferred adjudication you should contact a criminal defense attorney who can defend your rights and who will fight to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
|We encourage you to contact Brittany Carroll Lacayo at 713-504-0506 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. She will provide an aggressive defense, which may result in dismissed charges, reduced charges, or minimized punishment.
Basic Conditions of Community Supervision
The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure states that the judge will determine the conditions of community supervision. Under article 42.12, section 11, the judge may impose any reasonable condition that is designed to protect or restore the community, protect or restore the victim, or punish, rehabilitate, or reform the defendant. The conditions may include, but the judge is not limited to the conditions that the defendant shall:
Violation of Community Supervision
The state only has to prove that you violated one condition of your community supervision in order to revoke your community supervision. They do not have to prove this beyond a reasonable doubt, and you will not have the right to a jury trial. If you have violated a term of your community supervision, it is important to have an attorney investigate the details of your probation conditions and the circumstances surrounding your violations. Contact Brittany Carroll Lacayo today to discuss your particular circumstances at 713-504-0506.
What is the Punishment for Violating the Conditions of my Community Supervision?
The consequences associated with a probation violation usually depend on a number of factors including prior convictions and the number and types of violations. Consequences may include, but are not limited to:
The amount of jail time you are facing depends on whether you are on regular probation or deferred adjudication. If you are on regular probation, the maximum term of confinement will be equal to the amount of time you were placed on probation. For example, if you were placed on regular probation for 5 years for a third-degree felony where the punishment range is from 2 – 10 years in prison; if you violate the terms of your probation, than the maximum term of your jail sentence will be five years. However, if you are placed on deferred adjudication for 5 years for a third-degree felony, punishable by 2 – 10 years in prison, than you can receive a maximum jail sentence of 10 years.
If you have been charged with violating the conditions of your probation or deferred adjudication contact Brittany Carroll Lacayo at 713-504-0506 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
The information contained on this site is for general informational purposes only. The information you obtain at this website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult a Houston criminal defense attorney for advice regarding your own individual situation. We invite you to contact Brittany Carroll Lacayo at 713-504-0506 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Use of this website or submission of an online form, does not create an attorney-client relationship.