Revoked? Contact an Experienced Tarrant County Criminal Law Attorney Today.
Maybe you failed a drug test. Maybe you missed an appointment or two at the probation office. For whatever reason, a probation officer decided your probation should be revoked. A judge agreed and then issued a warrant for your arrest. Soon enough, you found yourself back inside a jail cell, waiting and wondering.
At this point, what happens next will depend on the type of probation you were on. If you were on straight probation for a charge that you either pled guilty to or were convicted of, the judge does not have to set a bond, and you might have to stay in jail until the court hearing. If you received a deferred adjudication in connection with a previous charge — meaning there was no finding of guilt — you can post a new bond and get out of jail while you wait to go to court.
In either case, do not underestimate the value and importance of having an experienced criminal defense lawyer working behind the scenes on your behalf.
At the law office of David E. Cook, in Bedford, Texas, we have been helping clients minimize the damage associated with arrests, convictions and probation revocations since 1995. Simply stated, Mr. Cook’s familiarity with local probation officers, prosecutors and judges — and the credibility he has established with many of these same people — will be an invaluable asset to have working for you in any future negotiations or court hearings.
What Happens if My Probation Is Revoked?
The answer to this question is fairly straightforward.
If you were on straight probation, meaning that you were given a sentence of however many months or years, but the judge ordered you to “serve” that time on probation instead of in jail, you can be sent back to jail to serve the remainder of that sentence.
If your probation was part of a deferred adjudication arrangement, you could theoretically be sentenced to the maximum jail term prescribed by the Texas Penal Code for the original offense.
As your attorney, however, David E. Cook may be able to secure alternative sentencing options in either situation. One example of this would be getting a judge to agree to simply extend the length of your original sentence (and probationary period) in lieu of sending you back to jail straight away.
Your Defense Starts Here
For 15 years, our founding attorney, David E. Cook, has been providing dependable and client-focused criminal defense representation to Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas, clients. Our firm also offers bonding for clients or bail amounts to clients we represent for as little as $250 and as much as $50,000 — the fee for which will be applied to any attorneys fees we charge for handling your case.
Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 817-545-3309 or contacting us online.