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Probation Violations

Probation Violations Attorney in San Antonio Safeguards Clients’ Freedom

Experienced Texas lawyer battles to help people avoid incarceration

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.

Firm aids people looking to remain in the community supervision program

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:

  • Missed appearances and appointments — Probation gives individuals the chance to stay at home, but it’s critical to remember that while on probation, your schedule remains regimented. Missing a court appearance, failing to show for an appointment with your probation officer or skipping a community service obligation could lead to serious consequences. Often, there are extenuating circumstances that justify the absence, and I make sure that your side is presented effectively.
  • Unpaid fines and restitution — Once a decision is handed down, it can be easy to overlook a fine that is assessed by the court or a payment that you were directed to make to the victim. If you’re probation is at risk of being revoked due to a monetary issue, I’ll work quickly to make proper arrangements.
  • Use of illegal substances — Depending on the nature of the original charge, a failed drug or alcohol test could subject someone on community supervision to serious sanctions. Whatever led to your probation, I am committed to finding the best possible solution for you, which could mean treatment as an alternative to incarceration.
  • Arrests on new charges — Even if your arrest is not supported by the evidence, a warrant might put you back behind bars. As an accomplished criminal defense attorney, I provide comprehensive support for the probation matter and the new charge.

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.

Contact a Texas lawyer to schedule a free consultation about a probation violation charge

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.

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of" - Nicoli

  • "I found Mr. Shaeffer to be very responsive, effective, and strategic. There was never any doubt in my mind that he had my best interest at the forefront of his efforts in handling my case." - Ron

  • "When you have been wrongfully accused of having an affair with a student, you must acquire legal counsel before you even speak to the police, even if you are the person who reports the rumors. Tylden Schaeffer advised me to not have a second interview with the police department and found time in his schedule to meet with me that day. After the meeting, I had a path to move forward on and that included a well written statement that Mr. Schaeffer crafted. After submitting this in lieu of a second interview with the police, there were no more problems with the school district or police department. Mr. Schaeffer did a superb job and had me resting more easily following our meetings. I would highly recommend Mr. Schaeffer to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney." - Anonymous

  • "Tylden has been nothing but excellent while representing me. He’s been very upfront, honest, and cooperative with not only myself, but with my family as well. I don’t just feel like a number, he treats you like if you’re his only client. I’d definitely recommend him to anybody I know if they are in need of legal help. 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend Tylden Shaeffer!" - Joel

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of what could potentially be the outcome of my case, and it was dim. However he asked me what i wanted and was creative enough to deliver at an extremely affordable price. He has the knowledge to defend you, and the experience to win. I’m very happy with how he handled my case. His office is also only blocks away from the court house and he is always prompt. I don’t usually write reviews, but Mr. Tylden Shaeffer deserves to be recognized." - Nicoli

  • "When I got charged with my DWI I already expected to go through a long, painful process from the beginning. But, Mr. Shaeffer and his staff made my whole experience quick and easy with their great communication and professionalism. He was always straight forward and I could tell he had my best interest in mind. He made sure I didn’t get charged with “extreme intoxication”, while also reducing my fines and the length of my probation. I highly recommend him to anyone!" - Alex

  • "Mr. Shaeffer is a great attorney , very professional, very nice and is willing to work with you and help u threw any situation u may have or need help with . I recommend Mr. Shaeffer to anyone who needs help with any kind of legal issues or problems. Anyone who has asked me about an attorney i most definitely tell them Mr. Shaeffer and give them his info. Thank you for all your help and everything u have done for me and my family. You are a awesome attorney! Highly Recommend" - Anonymous

  • "Tylden is a fantastic attorney. He thoroughly prepared for my case and did an amazing job of relating to the judge and jury. I highly recommend Tylden. Would recommend to anyone!" - Skyler

  • "Tylden got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. He saved my life. I didn’t have to pester him for information and updates about my case and his staff is well informed and helpful. He personally attended each and every one of my hearings and was just as concerned about restoring my reputation as I was. He recently got a motion for non-disclosure filed and approved by the judge so I will never have to admit this mistake ever happened. I would recommend Tylden to anyone! He is a highly intelligent and competent attorney. The Best!" - Anonymous

  • "I was represented by Mr. Shaeffer years ago (2004). He would travel from San Antonio all the way to Del Rio to represent me. My father and I were accused of wrong doing by federal agents and we had done nothing. We, my father and I were on trial simultaneously. We had hired an attorney and found out later he was friends with the prosecutor and wanted us to accept a plea bargain. “We did nothing wrong”, I cried to him. He insisted that we accept due to it being impossible to beat the Government. My father and I were close to giving up when we met Mr. Shaeffer. Mr. Shaeffer believed in us and fought for us. Because of him, I never saw prison walls nor was I ever away from my family. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, but thankfully we met a Godsend attorney and justice prevailed." - Anonymous

Case Results
Intoxication Manslaughter – Reduced Sentence

While client was already on probation for DWI when arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter. Client pleaded guilty to the jury and jury awarded probation where State sought prison term from the jury.

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