Revocation of Probation
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
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
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
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