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Defending the Texas Motion to Revoke Probation (Look Closely at the Capias)

If you're defending a Texas motion to revoke probation (MTR), don't forget to look at Article 42.12, Sec. 21(e) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Before the court has jurisdiction to hear the MTR, let alone revoke probation, the prosecutor must file the motion to revoke AND issue a capias for the arrest of [...]

By | May 23rd, 2014|Probation Issues|Comments Off on Defending the Texas Motion to Revoke Probation (Look Closely at the Capias)

Brazos County Needs a “Veterans Court”

"Veterans courts" have developed across Texas in response to the special needs of soldiers who run afoul of law enforcement because of substance abuse or mental illness. Many returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, suffer from combat related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  PTSD is an anxiety disorder developed after a person is [...]

By | February 12th, 2014|Probation Issues|Comments Off on Brazos County Needs a “Veterans Court”

Brazos County Probation Department Policies

The director of the Brazos County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Probation) [Brazos County Probation Officers] was kind enough to give local Bryan|College Station criminal defense lawyers some insight into the workings of the department last month. There were three main areas of interest to potential criminal defense clients. First, the director explained department policies [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|Probation Issues|Comments Off on Brazos County Probation Department Policies

The Motion to Revoke Probation

Probation can be a welcomed second chance for good folks running afoul of the law in Brazos County. A person on probation (or deferred adjudication) in Bryan-College Station can expect to attend monthly meetings with an adult supervision probation officer (APO), attend education classes for offenses involving drugs and alcohol, perform community service, and pay [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|Probation Issues|Comments Off on The Motion to Revoke Probation

Texas Probation Travel Issues Resolved

In April 2008, persons on probation in Texas had their out-of-state travel plans placed on hold when an assistant Texas attorney general met with the Texas Judicial Advisory Council (JAC) and told the judges they lacked the authority under the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision rules to allow anyone on probation in Texas to [...]

By | January 7th, 2013|Probation Issues|Comments Off on Texas Probation Travel Issues Resolved
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