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Collin County Probation Violation Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been accused in Collin County of violating the conditions of your probation, it can be a frightening and stressful time as you face the prospect of losing your freedom and being sentenced to prison. You may believe that you may have committed an honest error in violating the conditions of your probation, or you may know that you did not commit the violation or violations you have been accused of. If you are facing the potential revocation of your probation for violating the conditions of your probation, you need a dedicated, knowledgeable probation violation attorney who will fight to protect your rights during the revocation hearing process and will fight to preserve your freedom.

There may be many reasons why the state is trying to revoke your probation. It all depends on the conditions of your probation, and you may have special conditions attached to your probation that are unique to you. For example, you may have been arrested for committing a new criminal offense. Or the court clerk’s office may have determined that you have failed to pay outstanding fines or court costs. Or your probation officer may have determined that you have failed a drug test. No matter the reason, there are always avenues to challenge a claim that you have violated the conditions of your probation, such as by contesting the evidence that you committed a new criminal offense, by showing that you are unable to pay your fines and costs, or by challenging the reliability or results of your drug test.

If you are facing the potential revocation of your probation, contact the Collin County probation violation attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas today to schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options and to learn more about how our firm can provide you with the resources you need to defend yourself at your revocation hearing and preserve your freedom.

Do I Need a Probation Violation Lawyer?

If you have been notified that the state is moving to revoke your probation, you will likely need the assistance of a probation violation attorney. Unlike a typical criminal trial where the state must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, in a probation violation hearing the state has a much lower burden of proof and is merely required to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that you violated the conditions of your probation. Having a knowledgeable probation violation attorney at your side may be critical to finding holes in the state’s case sufficient to prevent the state from proving a violation of the conditions of your probation by a preponderance of the evidence.

In many cases, evidence surrounding your violation may be physical or even scientific in nature, such as if you are accused of violating the conditions of your probation by committing a new offense or by testing positive for drugs in a drug screen. An experienced probation violation attorney can collect and review the evidence in your case and, where possible, check the sufficiency or reliability of the evidence linking you to a new crime or the use of drugs.

A probation violation can vigorously argue on your behalf at the probation hearing to avoid a revocation of your probation. If the state meets its burden to prove that you violated the conditions of your probation, where possible a probation violation attorney can continue to argue on your behalf to receive a lesser sentence or punishment, possibly even a continuation of your probation with new special conditions to address your violation.

Why Choose Rosenthal & Wadas to Handle My Case?

When you are facing the revocation of your probation in Collin County, you have many criminal defense law firms to choose from. You know that you need a criminal defense firm that will give you the best chance at preserving your freedom. You need a firm that will provide you and your case the attention they deserve.

Rosenthal & Wadas has earned the reputation for success that you are looking for in a criminal defense firm. As the largest criminal defense firm in Collin County, we can provide our clients with the advantage of having multiple attorneys collaborating on their cases to develop the best possible strategy for your revocation hearing. Our attorneys understand the complexities of the criminal justice system. We believe in employing a team approach to your case to gather every piece of evidence in your case and to uncover every flaw in the state’s case, all to avoid revocation of your probation and preserve your freedom.

In addition to being the largest criminal defense firm in Collin County, Rosenthal & Wadasis also the only firm in the county that has two Criminal Law Board Certified Partners. Board certification in the Texas legal community means that an attorney has substantial experience in their particular field of law and has been tested and has demonstrated their special competence in that area of law. Board certification is a unique achievement that is bestowed on only one percent of lawyers in Texas.

If you are facing the revocation of your probation, don’t wait another day to retain the help of dedicated, experienced criminal defense attorneys who will work tirelessly to preserve your freedom. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to speak with one of our Collin County probation violation attorneys.

Types of Cases We Handle

There are many reasons why you are facing a potential revocation of your probation. The probation violation attorneys of Rosenthal & Wadas have helped clients across Collin County fight revocation of their probations. We can assist you if you are facing revocation of your probation for violations such as:

  • Committing a new criminal offense
  • Failing a drug test
  • Failing to pay fines or court costs
  • Failing to report to your probation officer
  • Changing your residence or employment without informing your probation officer
  • Failing to attend required drug and alcohol treatment classes
  • Failing to complete community service

No matter the reasons why you are facing revocation of your probation, contact the probation violation attorneys of Rosenthal & Wadas to speak with an experienced lawyer about your legal rights and options.

Frequently Asked Questions about Probation

If a motion to revoke your probation is filed, the trial judge will issue a warrant for your arrest. It is always preferred that you turn yourself in to the authorities once you have been notified of a motion to revoke your probation.
If you are on probation for a misdemeanor offense, you are entitled to have bond set. If you previously committed a felony offense, you are only entitled to bond if you are on deferred adjudication.
Yes, you are entitled to a hearing before the revocation of your probation where you can force the state to prove your violation of the conditions of your probation.
At a probation hearing, the state has the burden to prove that you violated the conditions of your probation. Unlike a criminal trial, the state’s burden is not beyond a reasonable doubt. Instead, the state merely needs to prove your violation by a preponderance of the evidence, a much lower standard that is sometimes referred to as showing that it is “more likely than not” that you committed the violation.
No, there is no jury trial for a probation revocation hearing. Instead, a trial judge will decide whether the state has proven that you have violated your probation.
If you are on probation under a plea bargain, your plea agreement will set forth the potential range of sentences you could receive after the revocation of your probation. If you are on probation under deferred adjudication, the possible penalties you could face depend on your original offense for which you received deferred adjudication, since you will now be adjudicated guilty on that offense.

Our Collin County Criminal Defense Attorneys Stand Ready to Fight for You

If you or a loved one have been accused of violating the conditions of your probation in Collin County, you need to act quickly to protect your rights and put yourself in the best position to maintain your freedom. Having an experienced probation violation lawyer on your side might be your best chance of obtaining a favorable outcome at a probation revocation hearing.

Contact the Collin County probation violation attorneys of Rosenthal & Wadas today to schedule a free consultation with our legal team to learn more about your rights and options when facing a probation revocation hearing and about how our attorneys can fight to protect your rights. Contact us online, or by calling (972) 369-0577.