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Facing Probation Violation Charges?
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Austin Probation Violation Lawyers

Have you been working hard to meet your probation requirements only to find yourself back in trouble after one small misstep? Did you plead guilty to a crime you did not commit on the promise of probation, only to find yourself arrested again for violating probation? Don’t let all your time and effort go to waste. If you are being accused of violating probation, call Smith & Vinson Law Firm today.

Central Texas Probation Violation Defense Attorneys

The State of Texas aggressively prosecutes cases when there has been a violation of probation. This is why you need to mount an aggressive defense. The State of Texas is working against you. You need someone working for you. We will work for you. Smith & Vinson Law Firm represents client’s accused of probation violations in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Taylor, Hutto and all around the Central Texas area. Contact us now for a free consultation at (512) 359-3743.

Deferred Adjudication – Motion to Adjudicate

In Texas, there are two different types of probation: deferred adjudication and community supervision. Under deferred adjudication, you will usually plead either “guilty” or “no contest” and then the judge “defers” your finding of guilt until after the probation period. Since you have not been convicted, if you violate probation while on deferred adjudication, you may be given the full range of punishment for the original crime. The document that starts this process is called a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt.

Community Supervision – Motion to Revoke

Under community supervision (also called straight probation), you have either plead guilty or have been found guilty after a trial. Since there has already been a finding of guilt if you violate probation while on community supervision, you can only receive the punishment that was originally given to you. When this happens, a Motion to Revoke Probation will be filed.

In Texas, the prosecution has to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. However, for a probation violation, the prosecution must only prove it by a preponderance of the evidence. This is a lower burden for the government to meet. If you are facing a probation violation for a misdemeanor or felony charge, you need a criminal defense lawyer who will push back against the prosecutor’s evidence and work to get you the best result. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm we start working for you from the moment you come on board as a client.

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been arrested or charged with violating your probation in Austin, Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, or any of the surrounding areas in Texas contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we take your probation violation charge seriously and fight to protect your constitutional rights. Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson are aggressive trial lawyers that will fight for you from day one to get the best possible resolution for your case.

Contact our office today for a free initial consultation. We can be reached by
calling (512) 359-3743.

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  • Professional and effective attorney

    “Brad was extremely professional throughout the entire process. He was direct and prompt in responding to my inquiries and I felt at ease knowing he was taking care of my case. I will definitely use Brad and his firm in the future and highly recommend them if you need an excellent defense attorney! Thanks Brad!”

    Andi

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    “Jarrod is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is well versed in evidence and criminal law nuances, skills which allow him to level the playing field for his clients and make certain they get a fair chance at justice.”

    Matt

  • Fantastic Attorney = Fantastic Results

    “I hired Brad Vinson to handle a legal matter and I could not have made a better decision! Brad was attentive, listened to the facts of the case, and strategized a plan that would lead to the best result possible. Brad was communicative, available, and ultimately delivered on what he stated he would do. During this process, there were no unexpected hiccups because Brad understands the law, and understands how to defend his clients. There is no doubt that I would recommend Brad and the whole team at Smith & Vinson to represent any individual that needs legal representation. The whole team is fantastic, and delivers fantastic results.”

    Justin

  • Attention to Detail & Passion

    “Mr. Vinson is a passionate trial attorney who takes special care with each client. When you hire Brad Vinson you hire an attorney who will pay close attention to your case and work extremely hard for you.”

    Anna S.

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    “After a referral from another attorney, I'm glad that I choose Jarrod and Brad. They lead me to the process and answered all my questions that I had and navigating through the process. I knew after I first meant them in person I knew they we're going to fight and I got the result that I was happy with at the end. I would recommend if anything ever happens to anyone. Thank you guys for your work!”

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