Serving Probation in Williamson County, Texas
This is the first post in a series regarding facts of which Williamson County, Texas residents should be aware of when it comes to probation. These issues relate to what one should know when deciding whether to accept probation as well as considerations for a resident facing revocation. If you are facing criminal charges, or the possibility of having your supervision revoked, it is crucial that you contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.
We will be addressing several issues over our coming posts. Topics we will look at include:
- The need for one to be honest with themselves before accepting probation
- What one can expect when serving probation
- How to proceed when facing a revocation proceeding
These are important topics to address for several reasons. First, it is common for Texas defendants to accept a plea agreement, which places them on probation, without fully knowing or considering the ramifications. These people often find themselves unable to meet the requirements. Violating the terms of one’s supervision can result in prison time as well as new criminal charges. Second, there are many defendants who, when they violate their probation, make the mistake of thinking the Judge will likely give them an additional chance. While the Court will entertain arguments for such an opportunity, it is important to understand that Courts are not lenient with defendants who do not make the most of their initial opportunity. Retaining Counsel, who can assist throughout both processes may make the difference between incarceration and freedom.
Our Georgetown lawyers assist Texas residents facing issues with probation. If you have been charged with a crime, and are considering a plea agreement, then we will explore whether you should defend against the charges instead. It may be that your case involves search and seizure issues or that you can defend the case at trial. Should an agreement be necessary then we will fight to gain you the best possible terms and will ensure that you understand what you are getting yourself into. If you are facing a revocation hearing then we will make the strongest case possible, and gather all available evidence, in support of reinstatement. We understand that probation has a serious impact on one’s life and such is why we take probation cases seriously.
Our Georgetown attorneys also service the surrounding communities of Austin, Bartlett, Cedar Park, Florence, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Taylor, Thrall, and Weir.