Attorney for Probation Violations in Austin
Probation violations are critical matters that can have devastating consequences. Violating any term or condition of probation in Travis county can result in the State filing a Motion to Revoke (MTR) probation. A simple violation can quickly turn into an active warrant. Take no chance. If you have an MTR concern act now. Learn more.
- What happens if I violate my probation in Austin? An MTR is filed after a probation violation. The MTR filing results in the issuance of an arrest warrant. Probation officers in Travis county often do not notify people about active warrants. This creates the dangerous situation of being arrested without warning. Learn more.
- What happens if probation gets revoked in Austin? In Texas, probation revocation can result in incarceration or an extended period of probation. Drug and alcohol violations often result in court-ordered monitoring devices and intensive treatment programs.
- What are probation violations in Austin? The most common probation violations relate to drugs and alcohol. Failing a drug test while on probation or blowing into an alcohol monitoring device with alcohol in your system are most common.
Motion to revoke probation in Austin
Probation revocation hearings take place before a judge, not a jury. The judge has total discretion over punishment in an MTR hearing. Individuals on deferred adjudication probation face a final conviction and the maximum punishment by law. Learn more.
- What happens at an MTR hearing in Austin?At an MTR hearing, the judge reviews the alleged violation(s). The Travis County District Attorney’s office presents evidence in support of the violation(s). The defendant is required to enter a plea of ‘true’ or ‘not true’ to the allegation(s). The judge then revokes and punishes the defendant, or denies the revocation and continues the probation.
How long does a probation violation warrant take?
If an MTR has been filed, a warrant can be issued at any time, without notice. The speed with which it is issued is totally dependent on the probation officer, court clerks, and the judge.
- Can you bond out on a probation violation in Austin?Yes, as long as a judge sets a bond. Once an MTR is filed, a judge has the discretion to set a bond or remand without bond (RWOB). If you have an MTR warrant in Austin, it may be possible to avoid arrest, and save money that would otherwise go towards a bail bond.
- How much time do you get for probation violation in Texas? It is possible to receive the maximum period of incarceration under the law for a single probation violation.
Probation violation Austin
Probation violations are dangerous in Texas because even the smallest mistake can result in arrest, revocation, and a final conviction. Whether the violation is serious, or not-so-serious, it’s critical to handle every violation (or potential violation) carefully in order to avoid harsh consequences and get the best result.
- What happens if I get a new charge on probation?Getting arrested while on probation is a probation violation. Any probation violation can serve as the basis for an MTR. Before the MTR hearing, a warrant for arrest will be issued.
- What if you fail a drug test on probation in Austin?Failing a drug test on probation will result in an MTR, and an arrest warrant. The Travis County probation department often considers a diluted drug test a fail for reporting purposes. Learn more.
- How do you not go to jail for a probation violation?The best way to avoid harsh consequences, avoid jail, and get back on track is to hire a lawyer for probation violations. It’s critical to assert all rights and defenses possible. MTR’s move quickly. If you are facing revocation, time is of the essence. Start now.
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DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED .15
Driving facts involved failing to maintain a single lane and speeding. Client refused breath test and forced law enforcement to obtain search warrant for blood. Blood test result was not used after challenge from Defense, and State waived and abandoned charge.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Client was a college student, worried about the collateral consequences of an alcohol offense. After negotiation and review of the traffic stop, the case was dismissed. Client received no criminal conviction. The charge was later expunged and deleted from client’s record.
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Client was involved in minor accident. Client was at fault in accident. A young executive, client was concerned that a criminal conviction for DWI would result in termination. After review of the traffic stop, it was clear the officer lacked probable cause for arrest. State eventually dismissed DWI charge. Client received no criminal conviction.
Client, a military veteran, was facing up to one year in jail. State could not prove intoxication by alcohol, and was prepared to proceed on loss of use by marijuana. After challenging the State to prove that marijuana was ingested at or near time of driving, and that marijuana impaired client’s driving, the State dismissed the case on the day of trial.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Driving facts involved a false claim by police that taillight was out. After challenging the reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop, the State was forced to dismiss the case when video did not match police report. Client has since expunged arrest, and has no criminal record.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Client is a public school teacher and faced immediate termination upon conviction. The facts of the case were bad. State was unwilling to budge in negotiation, and matter was set for trial – the last shot at avoiding a conviction and preserving client’s livelihood. State was forced to dismiss on day of trial. Client has no criminal record, and has since expunged the DWI arrest.
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