Probation Violations should be taken very seriously by Defendants. Do not hesitate to contact a good Criminal Defense Attorney if the State of Texas has filed a motion to revoke or a motion to adjudicate your probation.
If a person is on Deferred Adjudication probation, they are open to the full range of punishment and are risking a final conviction. If a person is on "straight " or "regular" probation, the judge is limited to the sentence originally imposed at the time the person was placed on probation.
A person on probation can be doing everything right and working very hard on probation but just simply miss a few meetings, classes, payments, etc., and all of that hard work can be thrown out the window.
At a Probation Revocation or Motion to Adjudicate hearing a Judge can:
1) Continue a person's probation
2) Modify a person's probation
3) Revoke a person's probation
Clayton Smith has handled hundreds of Probation Violation hearings as a prosecutor and defense attorney.
Contact Clayton Smith as soon as possible if you or a loved one is in jail, or has a warrant for a Probation Violation. Time is very important, Judges and court coordinators want to proceed with Probation Violation cases very quickly. The sooner you contact Clayton Smith, the sooner we can work on a defense. Clayton Smith knows how to present a very effective defense to all scenarios.