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Is a warrant automatically issued when a claimant states a "no contact order" has been violated?

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I have a condition of probation which contains a "no contact order", not a protective order. If this person calls the police and states I contacted them or showed up at there home, what happens? I have contacted the police and given them my information. I have also advised them that I have a witness that will attest I was nowhere near this person.

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The probation officer decides whether to ask the prosecutor's office to file a MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION. If they agree to do so, a motion is filed and a judge hears the case and decides BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE whether you violated the terms of your probation order. If the probation officer doesn't believe the person and doesn't believe you violated the probation order's no contact provision they probably will not do anything to you.

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Do they let you know if you have a warrant? Or do they just wait until your appointment to surprise you and arrest you?


Contact Stuart Baggish. Attu in Austin. Also teaches law at UT. Brilliant


I don't know Texas law. Generally, however, violations of probation will not automatically result in a warrant, unless the violation is very serious. In the situation you describe, I would imagine a notice to you to appear would issue; usually no negative consequences flow until you are convicted of the violation following a hearing.

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