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Facing Probation Violation 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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    “I would love to add my thanks and heart felt appreciation for the help that your law firm provided me. Before I met you guys my situation looked very bleak and quite honestly your dedication to my case really carried over this past year and the reward was not only one felony dismissal but two. Thank you from the Ramirez family, I will always be great full and you guys have earned a spot in my family. For anyone reading, this firm is second to NONE, they know what there talking about and do exactly what they promise to do. Very professional, on time and and educate you along the whole process. I had alot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America. God bless you both and God bless your firm”

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    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”


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