Will I Be Arrested If I Violate The Terms Of My Probation?
The answer is that it depends, and not necessarily. Depending on the severity of the violation, your probation officer may not even notify the judge of your violation and it might not result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. If your PO does decide to notify the court regarding the violation of your probation’s terms and conditions, the judge still has discretion and may decide not to issue a warrant but instead to issue a summons for you to appear in court, or if the judge does decide to issue a warrant, an attorney representing you may be able to talk to the judge and the DA and talk the judge into cancelling the warrant and issuing a summons instead. If the judge will not issue a summons, it may still be possible to get the judge to grant you a bond and allow you to do a walkthrough, therefore resolving the warrant without actually having to go to jail. There can be many possible options at the judge’s disposal for resolving the alleged violations of your probation and you should consult with an attorney about your specific situation to try and help obtain the best outcome that a judge will allow. One thing that I have found in my experience, however, is that it is much easier to keep someone out of jail on probation violation warrants than it is to get them out, so if you expect that there will be a warrant, be proactive and contact an attorney immediately. One other thing to be aware of is that in Travis County, all planned arrests at the probation department occur on Wednesdays and are executed by the SWAT team, so if your PO reschedules your probation meeting to Wednesday it is time to contact an attorney.
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