East Texas Probation Violation Attorneys
A common misconception is that if you are accused of a probation violation, there is nothing you can do. That is not the case. You have the right to defend yourself against the threat of probation revocation. The lawyers of Bain, Files, Jarrett & Harrison can help. We will inform you of your options and we will work hard to protect your probation status.
At the law firm of Bain, Files, Jarrett & Harrison, we are available to represent people accused of misdemeanor or felony probation violations in Tyler and throughout East Texas, including Longview, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Marshall, Texarkana, Plano, and Beaumont.
Since 1976, our state criminal defense and federal criminal defense attorneys have stood up for the rights of people accused of violating their probation. These matters are significantly different than other criminal proceedings. We understand the differences and know how to efficiently and effectively navigate through the process.
When threatened with probation revocation, you are entitled to a hearing that will determine the outcome. These hearings do not involve juries. Instead, a judge makes the final decision. The state has to show their case, but the level of proof is not required to be as high as in criminal trials. You have the right to an attorney who can present evidence on your behalf. You have the right to confront witnesses testifying against you and present testimony from witnesses in your defense. We will work to see that your rights are observed.
Whether you have been accused of a technical probation violation, such as failing to report to your probation officer or not doing your assigned public service, or you have been accused of a more serious probation violation, such as committing another crime or using drugs, we are here to help.