In Texas, there are serious consequences for a probation violation. If you face accusations that you violated the terms of your probation, you want a probation violation attorney who can help you take swift and assertive action, doing everything possible to keep you out of jail.
Our office can provide you with a Dallas probation violation lawyer to protect your rights and keep you from being mistreated by the system. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can start defending you.
What Can the Right Defense Do for Your Dallas Probation Violation Case?
With 30 years of criminal law experience in Texas, attorney Randall B. Isenberg has built a strong working relationship with colleagues from all areas of the criminal justice system. This gives him a unique perspective from which to start building your defense.
What can we do to help you avoid a probation violation conviction? A lawyer from our Dallas office may take some or all of the following actions, depending on the specifics of your case.
- Investigate the alleged violation: We can talk to you and potential witnesses, and we can collect documentary evidence to show you did not violate probation.
- Examine the prosecution’s evidence: Our team can look over what information the prosecution is basing its accusations on. This way, if their evidence has a weakness or was obtained illegally, we can use that against them.
- Attend meetings: If possible, we can sit down with the judge and the prosecution and come to a satisfactory agreement without having to put you through the trouble and trauma of a hearing or a trial.
- Defend you in court: We are passionate courtroom advocates. We can figure out how to present your case in a way that the jury may find persuasive.
In these cases, we believe it is important to be proactive. We can help arrange court-ordered services and commitments, get restitution payments back on track, and make up for any missed obligations. We understand how to intervene effectively on both technical violations and on behalf of clients who have been arrested on new charges.
To get started, everyone is welcome to call us at any time for a free consultation.
What Happens if Someone Violates Their Probation in Dallas?
If the court suspects an individual of violating their probation, they may be brought before a judge to defend themselves against the charge, according to TX Code of Criminal Procedure Article 51.13 § 13. If found guilty, you may be compelled to serve your sentence behind bars instead of in the community. Going to jail means you:
- Will be unable to go to work and may lose your job: This means missing out on income that you depend on to support your family and pay court fees.
- Will be separated from loved ones: Serving probation means you can live at home throughout your sentence. Meanwhile, jails are designed to keep people away from their families, friends, and support systems.
- May experience mental health problems: The isolation and unpleasantness of life behind bars can have serious, long-term consequences for your health.
Our Firm Offers Legal Support and Guidance
At Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we know how scary it can be to have to face the prospect of a jail sentence. Our team strives to ease our clients’ burdens as much as possible by:
- Answering all questions: Our clients are always free to contact us if they have questions. We will spend as much time with you as necessary to address your concerns.
- Offering advice as requested: It can be hard to figure out how to handle a probation violation case, but we are here to help you sort through the options.
- Bringing a professional perspective: An accusation can make you feel angry, defensive, or hurt. Our team will view your case with an objective eye so that you understand what is happening and can react appropriately.
- Keeping you updated: You do not have to worry about whether important things are happening without your knowledge. We always keep clients in the loop.
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What Is Probation?
Per Dallas County, probation is a way for people convicted of a crime to serve out their sentence without having to go to jail. In Texas, it is also called community supervision. Probation may involve:
- Paying restitution to the victims of a criminal action
- Paying court fees to reimburse the legal system for the cost of prosecuting you
- Performing acts that benefit the community, such as cleaning public spaces or collecting charitable donations
- Checking in regularly with a probation officer to ensure you are following the rules
- Attending court-ordered classes relevant to the criminal action, such as driver safety classes in DWI cases
The original conviction remains on the books when the person is on probation, but the sentence is suspended. In other words, as long as you successfully complete probation, you can usually avoid serving time. Other than following the terms of your probation, your life can pretty much go on as before.
If something happens that your probation officer thinks is a probation violation, you could get arrested and taken to court. While you are there, you must answer to a judge about the allegations. It can be humiliating to get arrested at work or where your friends or family can witness the event.
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We Handle Many Types of Dallas Probation Cases
Probation may be available to those convicted of relatively minor crimes. In the past, Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg has handled probation violation cases in relation to:
- Driving with a suspended license
- Making terror threats
- Tampering with government records or documents
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Theft, robbery, and burglary
- Fraudulent use or possession of an ID
Violations of community supervision or probation can take many forms, including:
- Missing a meeting with your probation officer
- Falling behind on fee or restitution payments
- Failing to appear for court-ordered classes or duties
We understand what courts, prosecutors, and probation officers need to see and hear from our clients in order to protect the state’s interests. Equally important, we know how to effectively communicate that information. We can show that you are getting the support, treatment, and counseling necessary to keep you on the right track.
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Testimonials from Our Clients
Reading what our clients say about the services they received from our law office is a great way to evaluate and choose between law firms. Here are a few examples of the testimonials from our clients:
- 2021 – After getting deferred probation after my DWI, I’m more than happy to leave a positive review for the law offices of Randall Isenberg. Brittany and Randy really took care of me and gave me a second chance. ~ Melissa
- 2020 – I was in jail for 6 months and I was facing 20 years in prison on three felony charges. I had lost hope and faced years in prison. However, Mr. Isenberg and his team got two of my charges dismissed and on the 3rd one I was placed on probation on deferred probation. I am so thankful for Mr. Isenberg and his team. If anyone is facing years in prison, look no further and call the Law Office of Randall Isenberg, the best of best! You will not regret it. I am a free man. Thanks to this awesome law firm. ~ Victor
- 2021 – Thanks Randall for getting my charges reduced. I went from facing decades in prison to probation. I can’t tell you how much that means to me, my wife, and kids. My world was destroyed, and the experience has humbled me to be the best driver I can possibly be. I’ll be happy to refer your law firm to anyone wanting an outstanding attorney. ~ Erick
You can read many more glowing reviews on our website.
Quick Action Can Make All the Difference in a Dallas Probation Violation Case
If a judge decides that you violated any of your probation’s terms, you could get hauled straight to jail from the courtroom. The consequences of a probation violation can be immediate and harsh.
The minute something happens that you think might get you into trouble with your probation, you should pick up the phone and call our office. In these situations, it is better to be proactive than to cross your fingers and hope that nothing bad happens.
The judge and prosecutor will likely be more cooperative and less likely to “throw the book at you” if you deal with the situation right away. Often, a probation violation is a simple mistake or misunderstanding about what you are supposed to do to stay in compliance with the probation terms.
We Can Build Your Dallas Probation Violation Defense
If you stand accused of violating your probation, the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg wants to help. A probation violation lawyer from our firm will evaluate your case, determine what can be done about it, and take action to protect your rights. Contact us today to get started with a free case review. We proudly serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area.