Probation Violations in Dallas

Allegations that you’ve violated the terms & conditions of your probation can lead to very serious consequences. Before the court is aware of an alleged violation, your probation officer first must notify the court. This is often referred to as “sending your file to the court.” If addressed early, sometimes a skilled Dallas probation violation lawyer can nip an alleged violation in the bud before it gets in front of the judge.

Once the file is sent to the court, it is reviewed by the probation officer(s) assigned to the court. If they deem the violation serious enough, they will draft a motion asking the court to revoke your probation. In deferred probation, this motion is called a motion to proceed with adjudication of guilt. The motion is called a motion to revoke straight probation.

Handling probation violation allegations involves multiple players: the supervising probation officer, the court probation officer(s), the prosecutor, and the judge. Dallas probation lawyer Mike Howard maintains good working relationships with all players in order to give you the best chance of avoiding a revocation hearing and staying on probation. Often these matters can be negotiated out so you avoid a hearing altogether. When a hearing is necessary, however, Dallas probation lawyer Mike Howard has the experience and courtroom skills to effectively fight for you.

See our page on probation violations for more information. If you are interested in modifying the terms of your existing probation, please visit our probation modification page.

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Whether your aim is to get back on probation or to get off with the lightest sentence possible, we can help. We will do everything possible to fight for you. Moreover, we will give you an honest assessment of your case and make sure that you understand the law and your legal options.

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“Mike and his team made me feel the most comfortable...

I called a few Attorneys and Mike and his team made me feel the most comfortable. This is my first time being in a situation like this but the professionalism and communication really put me at easy especially because I’m out of state I needed someone I could trust with my life. He broke down everything for me step by step and helped me through a situation that could’ve ruined my career. So I’d like to thank Mike again for getting my case rejected!!

Ashley Thompson

J.C. – Sexual Assault of a Child

Our client’s probation officer twice filed motions to revoke on him. Twice we convinced the judge to deny those motions. Our client was able to finish his probation and avoid a conviction instead of being revoked and branded as a convicted felon for life.

P.J. – Improper Relationship Between Educator & Student

Our client’s probation officer and treatment provider had not treated her fairly from the beginning. Before she came to me, they had already tried to get her probation revoked once and were restricting her so much she could hardly be a mother to her own children. We got her conditions relaxed and got the judge to allow her to change treatment providers to a provider of her own choosing.

N.R. – Possession of a Controlled Substance Intent to Deliver

Our client had a drug problem and relapsed. His probation officer tried to send him to prison, but instead we got him drug treatment so he could turn his life around.

R.L. – Three Drug Cases and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

This client’s addiction was also his biggest demon. We got his motion to revoke denied and got him drug treatment.

D.V. – Unlawful Restraint

Our client finished all his conditions early. His probation officer still refused to approve his request to get released from probation early. We convinced the judge to release him early.