Houston Probation Violations
When you have been given probation as part of your sentence, you will have certain requirements that must be met. This could include paying fines in a timely manner, attending specific court-mandated classes, avoiding any other arrests and passing drug testing. When an individual fails in any of their probation requirements, the judge may consider this contempt; they often do not look kindly on those who fail to adhere to the terms of probation, and have the option of imposing the sentence that was avoided when probation was the sentence, or even increasing sentence with added time for the violation. Even failing to paying fines when on
Houston Probation Violation Lawyer
In some cases, it is merely an administrative error; it is possible DWI mandated classes were completed and a certificate was not received. In others, the individual has been unable to pay the fines and has passed the period of time in which they must be paid. Each case is unique and must be addressed quickly and carefully by a Houston criminal defense lawyer from Chernoff Law.
Our legal team has extensive experience in criminal court, on both sides of the aisle. It is best to contact our firm at once if you have violated probation and you know a warrant has been issued, prior to your arrest. If you have already been arrested, we can seek out the alternatives available to you and advocate on your behalf. You deserve a high quality attorney that will address your case with skill, and help you avoid the severe punishments you could face in a violation of probation.