This probation was supposed to be your second chance – your opportunity to show the judge and a probation officer that you could stay out of trouble and didn’t deserve to go to jail. But then a mistake happened. Maybe you missed an appointment with your probation officer or had one slip-up, and now you are looking at time behind bars.
You don’t have to spend years in prison because of one mistake. At the Geoffrey Puryear Law Firm, we fight aggressively to protect our clients from jail time. Judge Puryear will work with courts, prosecutors, and probation officers in the Lubbock area and has the experience to effectively communicate your case.
WHAT ARE PROBATION VIOLATIONS?
Texas has serious consequences for probation violations. When a judge determines that someone has violated their probation, that person may be forced to serve the maximum sentence for the original crime.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A VIOLATION OF PROBATION HEARING?
Before a hearing, an incident will take place that your probation officer determines violates the conditions of your probation.
If it is believed that you have violated your probation, one or more of the following may happen:
- You could receive a warning.
- You could have a warrant for your arrest.
- You could be given additional probation conditions.
- Your probation could be revoked and you could face years in prison
At the hearing, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can tell your side of the story and defend you against whatever violations you are being accused of. By law, you cannot have a jury at this hearing. Proving that a violation took place is not difficult, as the prosecution only has to show the judge that it is more likely that the violation took place than not. This also means that it is extremely important to get legal help as soon as possible.
WHY CHOOSE THE GEOFFREY PURYEAR LAW FIRM?
Simple. Experience. Geoffrey Puryear has handled hundreds of probation violation cases throughout his career, as a prosecutor, a defense attorney and as a district judge. As a former district judge, he was routinely asked to rule on probation violations and knows how the process works. The Government will have an experienced trial lawyer handling the case against you. Shouldn’t you have an experienced courtroom attorney that has learned the tricks? Contact us today.
915 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
- (803) 230-6600