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.