|Montgomery County Texas Probation Violation Attorney|
Going through a Motion to Revoke Probation or a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt is a very serious matter requiring a good Montgomery County Texas Probation Violation Attorney.
6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1. A Motion to Revoke Probation is what is filed when you are on straight or normal probation.
2. A Motion to Adjudicate Guilt is what is filed when you are on Deferred Adjudication.
3. These documents are prepared by the probation office and signed by the judge. These motions list the terms of your probation and the ways in which you violated them. Once authorized, a warrant issues for your arrest. You may or may not have a bond established at this time. You may have to first go thru the jail then appear in court to obtain a bond.
4. The purpose is for you to appear before the judge so that he or she can make a decision to either, keep you on probation, modify your probation, or revoke your probation. If revoked, you are subject to being jailed.
5. Hopefully, an agreement with the prosecutor, probation officer and or judge can be reached by which you stay on probation. Alternatively, the judge may make you an offer. If you conclude that you do not like that offer, you can have a hearing and present evidence, witnesses, and arguments to the judge. Remember, your hearing is before the identical judge that made you an offer you didn’t like. Because of that dynamic, you should get ready evidence and witnesses that have not already been presented to the judge in the attempt to change the judges opinion.
6. When your case began you had the right to a trial by jury and the evidence standard beyond a reasonable doubt. Now, your hearing is before the judge and the evidence standard is preponderance of evidence. Quite simply, its much easier to be revoked than it is to be found guilty at trial.
Montgomery County Texas Probation Violation Attorney Andy Nolen has practiced law in Montgomery County and elsewhere in Texas for 20 years. He has fought for over 3000 clients and had hundreds of cases dismissed. Andy Nolen handles Motions to Revoke Probation on a regular basis and has successfully kept many individuals from going to jail.
Negotiating with the court, preparing clients to testify in court, assembling evidence and fighting your case at a hearing are some of the methods Andy Nolen will use to help you. Montgomery County Texas Probation Violation Attorney Andy Nolen can access your case online and discuss your particular situation. Call now for a no cost consultation at 832-480-8951.