Defending Against Alleged Probation Violations
Nobody plans to violate their parole or probation. But life happens, and sometimes it’s exceedingly difficult to comply with the complicated rules and requirements for a probated sentence. Travis County in Texas is known for probating a lot of cases, misdemeanor and felony, and then making probationers do lots of costly and time-consuming counseling classes. The purpose of these classes and conditions is to help you stay out of trouble and ultimately be more successful in life after probation. But when you’re facing allegations of a probation violation, you can end up in a worse position than where you started.
In Central Texas, defense lawyer Russ Hunt, Jr., has a wealth of experience helping people who have been charged with violating their probation. Russ understands the importance of your rights and freedoms. He believes in honoring your trust. He will work hard on your case to achieve the best outcome for your situation.
How Probation Violations Happen
Many people who violate the term of their probation are unaware that they have broken the law. Some of the most common violation reasons include:
- Failing to report to the probation officer
- Failing an alcohol or drug test
- Being charged with a new crime
- Failing to pay court costs
- Associating with known felons
- Failing to complete community service
Being charged with violating your probation is not the same as being convicted or revoked. That means you still have an opportunity to fight for your freedom and challenge the allegations.
The Harsh Consequences Of A Probation Violation
Violating your probation can come with dire consequences, including heavy fines, the extension of your probation or even prison time. The seriousness of these repercussions requires a serious defense. You need to know that you can trust your attorney to protect you and your rights and fight tirelessly to secure your freedom.
Russ believes that a rigorous, intelligent criminal defense may be the key to securing your freedom. He will put in the effort it takes to prepare a strong case for you to keep your probation and parole.
Get Help From A Criminal Law Specialist
Russ is a certified specialist in criminal law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, something that most criminal lawyers don’t have. To work with him on your case, contact the Law Office of Russ Hunt, Jr., in Georgetown at 512-551-1047. You can also send him an email.