Violating Probation Can Have Serious Legal Consequences

As someone on probation, you've taken one big step forward in moving past your brush with the criminal justice system. Don't risk taking two big steps backward.

That's exactly what you could be doing, however, if you've been accused of violating the terms of your probation. Now that jail or prison time is back on the table, you can't afford not to have an experienced, aggressive legal team on your side. In the Metroplex, turn to the Law Office of Thomas J. Lochry, P.C., to help yourself avoid the worst when it comes to probation violations in Texas.

The firm's attorneys have more than 80 years of distinguished experience handling complex criminal cases. They have seen how cases play out and know how to effectively negotiate with prosecutors — and how to take cases to trial to win.

Missed Meetings? Another Arrest? Don't Risk Going Back To Jail Or Prison.

Not all probation violations are created equal, but that doesn't mean that any violation can't have a serious impact on your immediate freedom.

Things like missed meetings with your probation officer, failure to attend required meetings (like BIPP, AA or NA), failure to complete community service or failure to pay fines or restitution are generally considered to be technical violations of probation. In these cases, it is often possible to get probation reinstated through careful negotiations with the probation office handling your case. The firm's attorneys can handle every aspect of these negotiations, but it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as you become aware your violation may be revoked.

If, on the other hand, you have been arrested on suspicion of a new crime, you need a legal team right away to begin building a strong defense. Getting charges dropped or at least reduced can mean the difference between getting to stay on probation on one hand, and having it revoked and going (back) to jail on the other. With decades of negotiation and trial experience, the firm's attorneys come ready to these cases ready to fight.

Hiring an experienced attorney early for a probation violation also increases the chances of getting a judge to set a bond so that you do not have to sit in jail while waiting for a hearing.

If you or a loved one is charged with violation of probation, contact the firm's Dallas offices now. Send an email or call 214-865-7523.