Harris County Probation Violation Attorneys Andy Nolen and Associates
Dealing with a Motion to Revoke Probation or a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt is a very critical situation requiring a very good Harris County Probation Violation Attorney.
6 POINTS YOU WILL NEED TO BE AWARE OF:
1. A Motion to Revoke Probation is what is submitted when you are on straight or ordinary probation.
2. A Motion to Adjudicate Guilt is what is submitted when you are on Deferred Adjudication.
3. These papers are prepared by the probation division and authorized by the judge. These motions list the conditions of your probation and the ways in which you violated them. Once finalized, a warrant issues for your criminal arrest. You may or may not have a bond fixed at this time. You may have to initially go thru the jail then appear in the courtroom to ask for a bond.
4. The intention is for you to appear before the judge so that he or she can make a determination to either, keep you on probation, change your probation, or revoke your probation. If revoked, you are subject to being jailed.
5. Ideally, an arrangement with the prosecutor, probation officer and or judge can be reached wherein you stay on probation. On the other hand, the judge may make you an offer. If you make a decision that you do not like that offer, you can have a hearing and present evidence, witnesses, and reasons to the judge. Remember, your hearing is before the exact same judge that made you an offer you didn’t want. Because of that dynamic, you should put together evidence and witnesses that have not previously been introduced to the judge in the effort to alter the judges viewpoint.
6. When your case started out 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. To put it differently, its much less difficult to be revoked than it is to be determined guilty at trial.
Harris County Probation Violation Attorney Andy Nolen has practiced law in Harris County and elsewhere in Texas for 20 years. He has battled for over 3000 individuals and had 100s of cases dismissed. Andy Nolen deals with Motions to Revoke Probation on a frequent basis and has with success kept many men and women from going to jail.
Bargaining with the court, preparing people to testify in court, putting together evidence and arguing your court case at a hearing are a few of the techniques Andy Nolen will use to help you. Harris County Probation Violation Attorney Andy Nolen can see your case on the internet and go over your unique situation. Call now for a totally free consultation at 713-697-4373.