Probation Violation Facing Criminal Charges? Protect Your Freedom Before Time Runs Out

San Antonio Probation Violation Lawyers

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in Texas

Have you found yourself in trouble again with the court due to one small slip of your probation terms? Perhaps you pled guilty to a crime you never committed after being promised probation but now are arrested again for a violation of that probation. Or perhaps circumstances arose that you could not foresee that led to a violation you never intended. Whatever the case may be, our San Antonio criminal defense lawyers can help. We suggest you call Smith & Vinson Law Firm as soon as possible to get legal assistance that can make a difference in your situation.

Contact us now for a free consultation at (210) 960-9557.

Deferred Adjudication – Motion to Adjudicate

In Texas, there are two different types of probation including:

  • Deferred adjudication
  • Community supervision

Cases of deferred adjudication generally involve pleading guilty or no contest, which leads to the judge deferring the finding of guilt until probation has been served. In these cases, you have not been convicted. However, if you do violate any of the probation terms during this period, you may find yourself being given the full scope of whatever penalties are attributable to the original offense. The adjudication process begins with a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt.

Community Supervision – Motion to Revoke

Community supervision takes place after you have either pled guilty to the offense or your case has resulted in a guilty verdict after trial. Because a finding of guilt has already been established with a sentencing, this type of probation violation will result only in the punishment originally handed down by the court after the trial. The punishment phase in these cases begins with a Motion to Revoke Probation.

At the trial for your offense, it is necessary for the prosecution to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. For a probation violation, a less strict standard applies. The prosecution must only show a preponderance of evidence, which is easier. Therefore, it is critical that you retain the services of a skilled San Antonio probation violation defense attorney at Smith & Vinson Law Firm. You will need a strong, fully prepared lawyer to oppose the prosecutor’s evidence. Our legal team is dedicated to seeking the best possible results based on hard work and effective preparation. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we begin working for you the instant you become our client.

Contact our office today for a free initial consultation with one of our trial lawyers. We can be reached by calling (210) 960-9557.

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  • Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action.
    - Michael
  • Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs by providing me with the most support
    - Andrew
  • They handled my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process.
    - Elmer Marqueiz
  • Very professional, on time and educates you along the whole process. I had a lot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America.
    - Manuel R.

    A Proven Track Record

    Check Out Our Recent Case Results
    • Charges Dismissed Sexual Assault

      Our client met a woman on a dating app who claimed that she was sexually assaulted. We assisted our client in interviewing with the police. He was facing up to 20 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration. After Smith and Vinson's thorough review of the case and careful negotiations, the case against him was dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.

    • Dismissed Possession of Controlled Substance

      Our client picked up a prostitute and was later pulled over for failing to signal. The police let the woman go, but found cocaine in the car on the passenger side and charged our client with possession of a controlled substance.

    • Charges Dismissed Sexual Assault Investigation

      Our client was a Texas State student who had a bright career ahead of him. He was accused of sexual assault by a classmate and an overzealous law enforcement officer proceeded to arrest him without a thorough investigation. Our team was able to fight for our client by putting together a defense that showed that the actions between the two were consensual and that his accuser had ulterior motives. The District Attorney's Office agreed and dismissed the case.

    • No Charges Filed Sexual Assault Investigation

      Our client was a UT student who was accused of sexual assault. He came to our firm extremely scared about his future both with the university and within the criminal justice system. With our firm's help, he was able to show that his accuser was not credible. Smith and Vinson put together a defense that law enforcement recognized as credible evidence of his innocence and not to file charges which changed the course of our client's life.

    • Dismissed Assault with a Deadly Weapon

      Our client, a retired Marine, was out with some friends one night when he got into a fight at a gas station. He allegedly pulled out a knife and left the scene. Moments later, law enforcement pulled him over. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and two counts of felony Terroristic Threat.

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