Defending Your Rights
Have you been accused of violating your parole? Actions that may result in probation revocation include:
- Missing a payment
- Missing a required meeting
- Getting charged with another crime
If you are facing probation revocation, it is important to consult with a defense attorney who is experienced in this unique area of criminal law. With 35 years of experience, attorney Carl Henry Franklin is prepared to defend your rights.
Do you need to talk to an experienced Shreveport or Marshall probation revocation lawyer? Contact our law offices today online or by telephone at 318-284-8499 to speak with an experienced Texas and Louisiana criminal defense lawyer.
Probation Revocation Hearings
Your rights in a probation revocation hearing are different from those in a criminal trial. You have no right to a jury trial. The burden of proof is lower. The prosecution only needs to prove you violated your probation by a “preponderance of the evidence” as opposed to “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In other words, they only need to prove the evidence is 51% in favor of you being guilty. An experienced probation revocation defense lawyer understands how this difference affects defense strategy, and how to challenge the prosecution’s evidence.
If the judge determines that you did violate your probation, he or she could decide to sentence you for the crime you were serving probation for. In some cases, the judge may agree to reinstate your probation if you pay your fines and fees and show you are willing to adhere to the terms of your probation. Having handled numerous probation revocation hearings, we know how to effectively represent our clients in these cases, and can advise you on successful defense strategies and likely outcomes.
Contact Us · Bossier City Probation Violation Lawyer
Have you been arrested for drunk driving, a drug crime, probation violation or other criminal charge? Contact our law offices today online or by telephone at 318-284-8499 to speak with an experienced Texas and Louisiana criminal defense lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and accept all major credit cards.