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Even a single, minor probation violation could put you back behind bars and threaten your ability to live as you wish. Whether you’ve been assigned to community supervision based on a deferred adjudication decision or as part of a criminal sentence, the result of your hearing could change your life. My firm, Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. in San Antonio, assists individuals who have been cited for probation violations, I will make sure that the court and your probation officer have all of the necessary information about the alleged infraction and your efforts to comply with the terms of your order.
Within the Texas criminal justice system, probation is referred to as “community supervision.” It can be imposed as part of a deferred adjudication. This means that instead of going on trial for the offense they are accused of, a defendant is given community supervision terms and must report to a probation officer. Should an alleged violation occur during this period, a hearing is held to determine if the probation should be revoked and the individual should be prosecuted for the original crime. In these situations and matters where probation is part of the punishment for previous misconduct, my South Texas firm advocates for clients in cases where they’re accused of:
Fighting a motion to revoke probation can seem like an uphill battle. You don’t have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and might not even be offered bail if you’ve been re-arrested. Regardless of the initial allegations against you or the event that triggered the alleged violation, I have the skill and experience to press for a result that preserves your freedom.
Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. represents Texans in probation violation hearings and other criminal defense matters. To schedule a free initial consultation about your case, please call (210) 227-1500 or contact me online. My office is located in San Antonio.