Texarkana Probation Violations Attorney
Probation Violation Consequences in Arkansas and Texas
After you violate your probation or your probation officer believes you have done so, he or she will consider the nature of the violation (or alleged violation) and your prior behavior. Your probation officer may require you to appear in court, which will likely mean he or she is requesting that the court penalize you in some way. Then, you will participate in a hearing much like a criminal trial, where a judge will review evidence, hear arguments and defenses, etc. During this hearing, you have a chance to make your case heard and attempt to convince the judge to impose minimal or no additional penalties.
Whether you do so intentionally or not, you may commit a probation violation if you:
- Fail to appear in court as scheduled;
- Fail to report to your probation officer at the agreed upon time and location;
- Fail to pay fines related to your criminal conviction;
- Fail to pay restitution to any victims of your actions, as required by the court;
- Violate the terms of your probation by travelling outside agreed upon geographical boundaries or making personal contact with persons to whom you are forbidden from speaking;
- Use, possess, sell, or are otherwise involved in using illegal drugs;
- Commit another criminal offense; or
- Are arrested for suspected criminal activity, even if the arrest is unrelated to the crime for which you are on probation in the first place.
In a way, probation is a test-run. Any slip-ups during your probation period could result in a swift return to jail or prison. In the event of a violation, the court may also decide to lengthen your probation and impose additional or stricter limitations. The penalties for violating probation are not the same in every case; the consequences depend on the nature of the violation in question, whether the violation involved the commission of another crime, and whether you have previously violated your probation.
Call us today at (903) 226-8335 to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help.
Jason Horton Law provides experienced and compassionate criminal defense services. Attorney Jason Horton understands the ins and outs of the criminal justice system in Texas and Arkansas, so he is well equipped to help you achieve a positive result in your case. For nearly 20 years, Jason has been helping clients in Texas and Arkansas navigate the aftermath of probation violations and make the most of their situation—and we can do the same for you. He can thoroughly review your situation, figure out your legal options, and help you get the most favorable outcome.
You have a right to be represented by a Texarkana probation violation attorney at your hearing. Call (903) 226-8335 now for a free consultation with Jason Horton Law.
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