Probation violations can happen to anyone. If you accidentally missed a
court date or didn’t check in with your probation officer, the consequences
can be serious in the state of Texas. Probation is an alternative form
of punishment given out in lieu of jail time, but if you violate your
probation you end up back in trouble.
What Qualifies As A Violation?
Probation is an agreement between you and the county, and you must agree
to do things or not do things (like withhold from illegal behavior) in
order to not go to jail. Most often, these activities result in a probation
Committing an illegal crime
Getting arrested for an unrelated crime
Missing a scheduled court date
Not reporting to your probation officer
Not paying fines
Travelling out of state
Selling or using illegal drugs
What Happens After A Violation?
If your probation officer decides, you may be required to go to a probation
violation hearing in court, which could end up in a penalty like going
to jail. During the hearing you’ll plead your case to the judge
while the probation officer presents their side of the evidence. After
that you’ll be sentenced.
What Are The Consequences?
Usually the consequences for violating probation depend on the original
crime committed. In addition, the court will consider whether you have
any previous violations and any other circumstances surrounding the case.
Typically, a probation violation can end up in longer probation, fines,
or jail time. In severe cases, your probation can be revoked and you can go to
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