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Archives for: August, 2019

Aug 30

How are Texas Probation and Parole Different?

Parole | Probation Violations

The Texas criminal justice system is complex, and it’s easy to mix up terms, or accidentally use them interchangeably. In particular, the legal terms “probation” and “parole” are often used incorrectly. While they have some similarities, they are not the same process.

Let’s take a look at the circumstances of probation and parole, and key differences between these two processes. We’ll also cover the consequences of a parole or probation violation, and what you can do to fight back.

Texas Probation Basics

Probation is court-ordered supervision that allows a defendant to remain in the community rather than serving his or her sentence in jail or prison.

A judge will give a probationer specific terms to follow for a designated period [...]

Jan 17

Penalties You Face for Violating Your Probation in Tarrant County

Probation Violations

Although there is much debate surrounding current probationary conditions and whether they are individualized enough to be effective for those re-entering the community, one thing is certain – every convicted felon in the Tarrant County Community Supervision program who violates their terms of probation becomes subject to additional penalties.

The “terms” of probation are basically the rules that you agree to live by in order to stay on probation. They include requirements like committing no other criminal offenses, abstaining from illegal use of controlled substances, paying your assessed fees, court costs, and restitution, and neither owning nor possessing firearms.

In this post we’re going to take a look at some of the penalties you may face if you are caught [...]

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