The Houston Criminal Attorneys for Probation Violation and Revocation at The Haggard Law Firm are among the best Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys with a proven track record of winning results for clients charged with Probation Violation and Revocation related charges. If you are charged with probation revocation in Houston Texas, Harris County, or surrouding areas do not hesitate to call (832) 328-0600 or email using the short form for a confidential consultation regarding your probation violation charges.
Probation Violation Recent Case Results
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ‐ Injury to Elderly
Cause No. 1487824 — Chris W.
DISMISSED July 19th 2017
Chris was on 5 years deferred when he picked up a new charge of Reckless Driving. The State filed to revoke him for the new charge as well as for failing to submit to a UA, failing to do 120 hours of community service as ordered and failure to submit to an education evaluation and complete his GED. Using our extensive experience with handling probation revocations we reviewed with Chris his reasons for failing to do these items and gathered documentation proving the State was in error – and advised him on what to do by our first court date. Then we argued the case in court and obtained a first setting Dismissal of the motion to adjudicate guilt, allowing Chris to remain on probation.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ‐ on Engaging In Organized Crime
Cause No. 1353552 — Tiffany J.
DISMISSED April 11th 2016
Tiffany was a single mom of a 2 and 3 yr old with no family in Texas when faced with getting revoked and doing time. She was charged with not completing her community service even with a 6 month extension after her 2nd child was born and she had no daycare. We argued her situation and that her P.O. was partly at fault for not assigning her to a facility despite repeated requests. We subpoenaed her PO to the Hearing and cross-examined her. Behind on fees – we proved she made the payments and the County failed to credit her account. Failed to take UA’s – we documented and argued she was not allowed to bring her small children and had no place to leave them in the required time frame. No proof of employment – we documented her work and school history and sufficiently explained any lapses in employment. We also subpoenaed her current boss to testify in her behalf and provided character references to get the Motion dismissed and allow her to complete her probation and stay with of her children.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ‐ Possession of Child Pornography
Cause No. 1162815 — Michael A.
DISMISSED June 10th 2016
Michael had successfully completed 9 years of a 10 year deferred adjudication. Previous probation issues included 2 failed polygraphs but Michael wasn’t filed on until he picked up a misdemeanor Racing on Highway case – in year #9. The Houston prosecutors wanted to give him time served and a conviction on his Racing case – which would definitely have revoked him and sent him to prison for 20 years. We knew how to argue the favorable factors in the underlying Child case, to downplay the new Racing case (which we subsequently also got dismissed) and advocated strongly to get his deferred reinstated.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON BURGLARY OF HABITATION
Case No. 1227221 – Devin G.
Devin had 1 ½ years to go on 5 years Deferred Adjudication for Burglary of Habitation when arrested for a new Theft case. He had turned his life around: He now had a family and a great job of several years with truly outstanding letters of recommendation from his supervisors. But for some reason unknown to himself he stole several electronics items. At the time he was arrested for this Theft case, he was also behind over 100 community service hours on his Burglary probation. And previous to the theft case, he had been called before the felony court judge about a drug problem and had been ordered to complete the SATF program. So when he hired us he was hoping for the best – but prepared for the worst. But after carefully preparing and presenting our case to the judge, including a showing of his remorse, admission of guilt, acceptance of responsibility, reform, outstanding work ethic and church-based accountability and involvement, … the best was what he got – a Dismissal of the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt – meaning his probation was not revoked for TDC or State Jail time – he was allowed to complete his deferred adjudication. We pleaded for some “jail therapy” only for the Theft case and obtained that as well, for which Devin was very grateful, all things considered.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON POM
Case No. 1710588 – Geremy B.
DISMISSED BY OUR FIRST COURT APPEARANCE
CLIENT ALSO CHARGED WITH POSSESSION PROHIBITED WEAPON– ALSO DISMISSED
After getting charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, the State filed a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt against Geremy in an attempt to revoke his marijuana probation. Geremy’s mother retained us early enough that we had sufficient time to prepare our defenses prior to our first court hearing. We were able to knock out the Weapon case by our first court hearing and leveraged that victory into a Dismissal of the State’s Motion which had been filed to revoke his POM probation. Had Geremy been revoked he would have been sent to jail; instead he will continue on with his probation, business as usual, to the end of the term.
I liked the way Mr. Haggard handled himself. AS SOON as he arrived he got straight to business and got things done. The officials in the room knew he was there without him saying anything.
~ Geremy B.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON SEXUAL ASSAULT DUE TO DWI WHILE ON PROBATION
Case No. 1164137 – Enrique G.
Enrique was on probation for Sexual Assault when charged with DWI. His judge had told him, “If I see you in my court for any law violations while on probation, you’re going up.” We aggressively exploited the several defenses available to us on the triggering cause for the MAG – the DWI – and obtained a Dismissal. But Enrique still faced prison time on the MAG as he had admitted drinking to the arresting officer, which was a violation of his probation. Despite the judge’s threat, Mr. Haggard won the Hearing on the Motion to Revoke and Enrique’s probation was reinstated.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON AGG ROBBERY DEADLY WEAPON
Case No. 1086452 – Michael D.
Michael tested positive for marijuana while on probation. Mr. Haggard met with Mike and his family and gathered evidence of Mike’s successes made to date in fulfilling his probation requirements as well as of the hard work he’d put in toward reaching his life goals – a career in the music writing and recording industry, all since his initial drug-related arrest for Aggravated Robbery. A hearing was held before Judge Barr and Mr. Haggard convincingly presented our witnesses and evidence and obtained a Dismissal of the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt, allowing Michael a second chance to finish out the term of his probation.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON FELONY BURGLARY
Case No. 1054724 – Christopher C.
NOT GUILTY TRIAL VERDICT – PROBATION REINSTATED
While on felony probation for Burglary, Chris was falsely accused of a Domestic Violence Assault although his girlfriend had actually assaulted him while she was high on marijuana and intoxicated. She managed to convince police otherwise, however, as she did have a small mark on her face. During the trial of his Assault case, we had several eyewitnesses on our side as well as a host of evidence incriminating Complainant’s character and testimony. This trial victory was hard-won as the State had a light burden of proof [they only needed to prove a preponderance of the evidence] in order for our client to be found guilty of the misdemeanor assault and have his felony probation revoked. Winning this Domestic Violence case paved the way to a second victory in which we got Chris reinstated on his felony probation and saved him from jail.
I was facing some serious prison time but Mr. Haggard saved me. He did a great job on cross-examination of the Complainant and bringing out all the good points from both the cops and my own testimony.
~ Christopher C.
As a former Law Enforcement Officer I hired Mr. haggard to represent my son on his Assault and Violation of Probation charges. Mr. Haggard is the best of the best. [Client’s father gave his cell number for anyone wishing to speak with him; call our office.]
~ Richard L. C.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPON
Case No. 1469861 – Joseph C.
Joseph caught two weapon cases within one month. He had just begun probation on the first Unlawful Carry case when he was arrested under suspicious circumstances on a second similar charge. Prosecutors wanted to revoke his probation and make him do significant time. We fought both cases aggressively and were able to obtain a Dismissal of the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt thus allowing Joseph to finish his probation.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON RESISTING ARREST/SEARCH
Case No. 1329884 – Ryan B.
If you’re on probation when you pick up a new charge, hiring an attorney with a proven track record of success becomes doubly important, as you will have not one but two cases: Ryan was on deferred adjudication probation for Resisting Arrest/Search when arrested for assaulting his girlfriend. In a typical scenario, the girlfriend was the aggressor and our client was warding off blows, yet he was the one charged with Assault. In a double victory, Mr. Haggard was able to get not only our client’s Assault case dismissed, but also the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt charge that was filed on him after he was arrested for Assault. Had Mr. Haggard not gotten the underlying Assault charge dismissed, which paved the way for the dismissal of the Motion to revoke our client’s probation, our client would have been facing jail time.
I was very anxious about hiring an attorney after having a bad experience in a previous case. During our interview with Mr. Haggard he used the phrase “God is Good,” and I smiled. I knew I had come to the right place. His personality and easy smile puts you at ease while handling your case with professionalism. At no time did he make us feel that he wasn’t committed to getting the best possible results.
~ Ryan’s Mother
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Case No. 1127124 – John T.
Another attorney told our client to accept the fact he would have to do county time. Our client fired his attorney and hired Mr. Haggard, who held a Court Trial and saved our client’s probation; he did not have to do any jail time.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION / DWI
Case Nos. 9811315 and 9904354 – James K.
DWI DISMISSED & DEFERRED ADJUDICATION EXTENDED
When it looked real bad for me, I found Mr. Haggard & he was the difference between my going to jail or getting to go on with my life. He investigated my case & got the documents & witness statement we needed. If he had not done the great job he did for me to convince the D.A. and the judge to not revoke my probation and to dismiss the DWI, I would be in jail and would have lost my business. I highly recommend Mr. Haggard.
~ James K.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON FELONY ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER
Case No. 973752 – Vicente C.
Our client had one year left to go on a Felony Probation for Assault on a Police Officer, when a Motion was filed to revoke it due to his arrest on a new DWI charge. Mr. Haggard was able to save our client’s probation, thereby allowing him to continue until the end and saving him from jail, by obtaining a Dismissal of the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON FELONY INSURANCE FRAUD
Case No. 958059 – John B.
At the time of his arrest on the above charge, our client was on probation for insurance fraud. When charged in the above case, the State moved to revoke his probation. Mr. Haggard was able to reinstate his insurance fraud probation as well as obtain a Dismissal of the new forgery case.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON FELONY BURGLARY OF HABITATION
Case No. 946545 – Jonathan S.
Our client was on 6 years felony deferred adjudication probation for a Burglary of Habitation charge. He had 4 years left to complete when he picked a misdemeanor Assault case which caused a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt to be filed on his felony probation. (If the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt is won by the State, the defendant is judged “Guilty” which has the effect of revoking his probation and sending him to jail.) Mr. Haggard worked with both courts and both judges – misdemeanor and felony – to resolve the misdemeanor case in such a way that client’s felony probation was not revoked by obtaining a Dismissal of the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON FELONY AGG ASSAULT DEADLY WEAPON
Case No. 9414437 – Joseph R.
The State filed a Motion to Adjudicate Guilt on our client’s felony probation for Aggravated Assault due to three new charges. After a contested hearing Mr. Haggard obtained a Dismissal of one of the charges and our client was able to remain on probation and return to his home state to finish it.
If it were not for Mr. Haggard, I would be in prison. He arranged it so I could leave Texas and not be in prison 10 years. I am convinced Mr.Haggard SAVED MY LIFE!
~ Joseph R.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON FELONY DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND A NEW CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Case No. 915188, 1219620 – William B.
BOTH CASES DISMISSED
Our client was charged with possession of pills while on felony deferred adjudication probation for a prior delivery case. Mr. Haggard was able to get the PCS case dismissed and then to have the Motion to Adjudicate Guilt dismissed thus saving his prior probation and preventing a new PCS charge from being on his record.
MOTION TO ADJUDICATE GUILT ON SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILD AND A NEW CHARGE OF ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIME
Case Nos. 474035 and 741346 – Kelvin M.
Potential verdict: Revoked probation with 5 to 99 years, stacked on top of 2 to 20 years in prison for the new charge.
DISMISSED ON DAY OF TRIAL
After almost completing his Deferred Adjudication, client was falsely accused of theft by his employer and with being a ringleader of an organized crime ring.
I was not engaging in criminal activity, plus I’ve been on probation for 10 years & was in jail for 30 days. I was looking to spend the rest of my life in prison. Mr. Haggard was the man. We won!
~ Kelvin M.