Community supervision, also known as probation, is a double-edged punishment. You can sometimes avoid jail or prison by being placed on probation; however, if you violate one of the many terms and conditions of community supervision, the prosecution can ask the Court to send you to jail or prison as a result. A probation violation does not have to be a new criminal offense in order for you to do time; it can be a “technical” violation of any requirement of your community supervision order.
Although you may have plead to the criminal offense when you were placed on probation originally, you still have substantial rights in a revocation of community supervision. Probation revocations are serious threats to your liberty. If you received “deferred adjudication” community supervision, at a revocation hearing you will be exposed to the full range of punishment available for the original criminal offense. In a “straight” community supervision arrangement, the court may confine you to jail or prison for the sentence that was assessed during the original plea.
Due to the many circumstances and mitigating factors involved with a probation revocation, you stand to benefit from the assistance of an aggressive, experienced trial attorney. Please call us so we can help.