There is an inmate in the Navarro County Jail that had his probation revoked simply because he had not reported and had not paid any money! His probation officer claimed he also had failed U.A's however i was told that was untrue....that he simply did not show up for U.A's and the probation officer was seeing those as failed U.A's! Before being taken to jail for revoking probation he was looking at another charge from the previous year for burglary of a building, last year the case was dropped for lack of evidence when they decided to pick the case back up this year!! Other than that he has done nothing wrong yet is being sentenced to SAFP.....what can i do to change the judges mind??
DUI / DWI Attorney
Refusing to take a UA is the same as a failure. The court has to assume this since the probationer left them with no choice. Refusing to take UAs is a probation violation as is failing to make the required payments. Failing to report is the biggest probation violation there is. I cannot understand why you think this defendant did nothing wrong. It sounds to me like he did everything wrong.
You can hire another attorney to file a motion to amend the conditions of community supervision. He may or may not be successful, but he will be entitled to a hearing on his motion. That's your only option.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Ms. Jaggers' comments are correct. When I served in the DA's office some years ago, I spent some time prosecuting MTR's. One of the hot button issues for us was failure to report. And, in the many years since I left the office, things have not changed as far as that goes.
Without a complete review of the case, I would not want to guess about why the new charge was revived.
May I suggest that the defendant needs to consult a reputable criminal defense lawyer about the specifics of his case?
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