Probation Violation Attorney

The Law Office of Christopher W. Simpkins is a dedicated criminal defense and appellate law firm with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to help individuals who are facing allegations of violating the conditions of their community supervision or deferred adjudication probation.

Christopher W. Simpkins will take the time to get to know the facts and circumstances of your personal situation.

Probation revocation hearings are not like regular court proceedings and have two major differences.

  • A lower burden of proof – Violations must only be proven by a preponderance of evidence, not beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • No jury trial – Hearings are held before a judge.

Dedication to Each Matter

As your lawyer, Simpkins will take the time to get to know the facts and circumstances of your personal situation, explain the proceedings, and thoroughly advise you of the necessary measures to present a compelling and effective defense to your allegations.

Know the Science

A minor violation may only get a warning if it is a first time offense, but a hearing may be required for serious or repeat violations.

  • Getting Arrested – Not only is this a probation violation, it opens a new criminal case against you that is separate from the probation violation charge.
  • Failing a Random Drug Test – False positive results can occur. If you suspect that is the case, call us at (210) 273-4874.

  • Not Reporting – You must always report to your probation officer. If that becomes an impossibility, make every effort to contact your probation officer as soon as possible. Illness is not an excuse.

Personalized Service

Simpkins will take proactive measures on your behalf, such as assisting you with turning yourself in so you don’t have to be arrested and sit in jail awaiting your probation revocation hearing, and approaching the judge to speak about having a bond set for a reasonable amount.

We Can Help

If you or someone close to you is facing allegations relating to violating a term or condition of probation, call the Law Office of Christopher W. Simpkins at (210) 273-4874. We can help you navigate through this difficult time and aggressively defend you against these allegations to keep you on probation and out of jail or prison.

If you think you may have violated a term or condition of your probation, call probation violation defense lawyer Christopher W. Simpkins for a free consultation.