Revocation of Probation

Deferred Adjudication

Probation in Texas can be regular probation for deferred adjudication. Both kinds of probation can be assessed by Texas Courts for both felony and misdemeanor offenses.

A Deferred Adjudication is a probation that allows the court to defer finding a defendant guilty. If that person completes a specified probation period, the case is dismissed and does not result in a final conviction. Under certain circumstances a successful completion of a deferred adjudication probation allows the person to seal the record so that the existence of the probation is a non public record. This can be valuable for future employment or other opportunities. In regular probation the defendant receives a sentence of jail or prison time and that sentence is probated for a specific period. Regular probations cannot be erased from a record.


The law provides that a person can be released from probation in as little as one third of the probationary terms if the court believes it is in the best interest of justice.

Our office regularly represents clients and Motions for Early Discharge and probation and consults with new clients to give them the best opportunity to be successful in early discharges from probation.

When a Motion to Revoke Probation or Application to Deferred Adjudication is filed against a probationer, the person may be revoked and have the original sentence imposed based on a violation. In Misdemeanor cases and some Felony cases, the probationer can be released on bond pending a Motion to Revoke.

We regularly represent clients charged with violating their probation of Deferred Adjudication. We attempt to secure the most advantageous bond available and use our experience to analyze the violation and attempt to keep the client from being revoked. If the violation is serious we use our experience to use the positive accomplishments of the client to mitigate the punishment and negotiate with the court or prosecutor for the smallest possible sentence.

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