Probation Violation Attorney in El Paso
Probation and Deferred Adjudication
If you plead guilty, many times you will have the option of receiving probation in lieu of jail time. Even though you’ll be out of jail, probation requires that you follow a set of court ordered rules and regulations under the supervision of your probation officer. If you do not follow these court appointed rules you run the risk of violating probation and becoming incarcerated again. For example, if you leave the state, use drugs or are part of another crime while on probation, this may count as a violation. It all depends on your probation’s specific orders.
In some cases, offenders have the option of deferred adjudication. This option is often more positive than probation. Upon finishing your deferred adjudication term, you will not have a conviction on your record. Please call the Aranda Law Firm for further information on deferred adjudication.
How to Fight A Probation Violation
You have due process rights when you’ve been accused of a probation violation. This means a court cannot impose a penalty. Until a hearing takes place to prove that you did or did not violate the terms of your probation.
The burden of proof is lower in a probation violation hearing than in a criminal case. For this reason, you should prepare to make the strongest possible arguments.The Aranda Law Firm can provide you with legal advice on what options are available to you during a probation violation hearing. This way, you may avoid harsh new terms on your probation or even jail time.
If you’ve been accused of a violation, you need to get in touch with the Aranda Law Firm. The Aranda Law Firm has extensive experience helping clients who have been accused of violating probation or deferred adjudication. We will work hard for you, so contact us as soon as possible.