Probation should not be taken lightly. We do our best to convince judges to grant our juvenile clients probation. However, depending upon the unique circumstances, they will be subject to different probation requirements. If they fail to uphold even one of the conditions of their probation, they will be in violation. Travis County Juvenile Probation officers don’t take kindly to violations. Our juvenile lawyers will work quickly to ensure your child receives the best possible outcome from any probation violation.
Common Juvenile Probation Violations
As mentioned, Juvenile judges tailor the conditions of probation dependent upon the nature of the underlying offense. First, it is crucial your child thoroughly understands the terms of their probation to avoid violations.
Following a probation violation report, a Judge will first determine if the violation indeed occurred. In some cases, probation officers report violations that aren’t factual. If the violation reported is legitimate, the Judge will then determine if the violation was intentional or not.
Some common probation violations by juveniles include:
- not abiding by a curfew
- getting in additional trouble with the police or law while on probation
- not staying in school or skipping school
- failing to attend mandatory therapy evaluations or sessions
- using drugs or alcohol
Possible Travis County Juvenile Probation Violation Repercussions
Following a suspicion of a probation violation, their probation officer may file a motion with the juvenile court to modify the disposition granting probation or revoke their supervision altogether. Keep in mind, the consequences of a violation are circumstantial.
Depending upon the nature of the violation and the original offense, the State may impose the following consequences for your child:
- relocation to a group home or detention facility run by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department
- stricter conditions of probation
- an escalation to a higher supervision guideline level
- an extension of the probation
If the probation violation involves a subsequent criminal offense, your child will also face the consequences of the new charge in addition to the consequences of violation.
Seek Representation Immediately
If your child has violated the terms of their probation, retain counsel as soon as possible to minimize the consequences. The circumstances surrounding the violation are critical, and the repercussions are subjective. Our juvenile lawyers will negotiate the best possible outcome for probation violations to afford your child a prosperous future. Contact us for a free consultation, and we’ll begin strategizing options.
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