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In Texas, an individual may be subject to a Motion to Revoke Probation (MTR) if they are accused of violating the terms of their probation or deferred disposition.
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How do Motions To Revoke Probation (MTR) Work?
When an individual has been convicted of a crime and is serving probation instead of a jail sentence, they must abide by the terms and conditions set forth by the court. The probation officer in charge of the case will monitor the individual on probation to ensure that the requirements are met.
1. Probation Officer Finds a Violation and Reports it to the Court.
If the probation officer makes a determination that one or more terms of the probation have been violated, then the probation officer will likely file a petition for violation of probation with the court.
There are several possible reasons why an individual may be subject to a Motion to Revoke Probation (MTR).
- Missed an appointment with the probation officer.
- Committed a new offense.
- Failed to complete community service hours.
- Failed a drug or alcohol test.
- Failed to wear a leg monitor as ordered by the court.
- Failed the test on the breathalizer.
- Missed a payment for your fines or restitution.
- Left the city or county without permission from your probation officer.
2. Court Reviews the Report and Signs Warrant.
Once this violation of probation report has been reviewed by the district attorney’s office, an MTR is prepared and subsequently signed by the judge. Once a Motion to Revoke Probation has been signed by the judge, an arrest warrant is activated for that individual.
3. Individual is Arrested and Given a Court Date for Revocation Hearing.
The individual is then arrested (or they may turn themselves in) and given a revocation hearing court date where the prosecutor will present the allegations supporting the MTR. In most cases, our criminal defense attorneys are able to get a bond set with the court so the accused does not have to wait in jail until the revocation hearing.
Our MTR defense attorneys at Joyner + Joyner – Texas Law Firm will represent you at your revocation hearing and advocate to avoid a termination of the probation.
If you or someone you know are facing a Motion to Revoke Probation hearing, contact an experienced MTR defense lawyer today.
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