Probation Violation Lawyer in Houston, Texas
Charged with violating the terms of your probation?
- Failing an alcohol or drug test
- Committing a new crime
- Leaving the jurisdiction without approval
- Violating a protection order
- Failing to pay fines or restitution
- Failing to attend or complete court-ordered classes
Many offenders convicted of a criminal offense will be responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of court-supervised probation. Probation places extensive limitations and restrictions on the lives of individuals. From mandatory drug and alcohol tests and compulsory check-ins with probation officers to explicit prohibitions that may reflect the charge for which one was originally convicted, the requirements imposed by probation can be numerous.
Although restrictive, probation is used by the courts as a strong indication of a convicted offender’s willingness and ability to rehabilitate or change their behavior. To incentivize such behavior modification, the government assigns serious penalties to probation violations.
Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Care About Your Case
Having worked with many clients who have been accused of various probation violations, our Houston defense lawyers know convictions can set you back and jeopardize much of what you have been working toward. By making use of the opportunity to present your side of the story, our firm can work to protect you from suffering additional penalties. The Law Offices of Billy Skinner draws from our deep understanding of the Texas criminal justice system, our lead attorney’s experience as a former prosecutor, and our passion as a Houston criminal defense law firm to help you avoid or minimize the consequences of probation violations. Should there be a reason behind your inability to comply with a condition of your probation or should the violation be minor or committed near the date your probation is set to expire, he can explore these factors in his efforts to construct a compelling defense.
As time is an important element, we urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case.