If you or a loved one is charged with motion to revoke probation in Houston, Harris County, or surrounding areas call Carl Haggard today at 832-328-0600 or use the short email form to get a Free Confidential Consultation about your case. Carl has over 3 decades of experience defending the people of Houston against probatation revocation and has a verifiable winning track record. When you call Carl he will provide expert legal experience assessing your situation and immediately go to work fighting for you.
Houston Probation Revocation Case Results
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION – Prostitution
Case No. 1964973 – Ranesha N.
DISMISSED July 2nd, 2018
Ranesha moved out of state suddenly without her P.O,’s permission due to urgent family issues. She had completed about 6 months of her 9 month probation and just stopped reporting and paying when she left Texas. Three years later she contacted us since she wanted to go to nursing school but could not with “fugitive and absconder” on her record. She was frightened but Mr. Haggard reassured her and walked her through all the procedures. He advised her of what she needed to do (and helped her get it done) and then argued the case in court to a Dismissal.
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION – Interfering with Duties of Public Servant
Case No. 16-CCR-184981 – Fort Bend Co.
DISMISSED March 27, 2018
Amanda was arrested on felony charges one day before her deferred adjudication probation was to end, which caused the State to file a Motion to revoke her. We fought this case on the legalities of the 1-day difference between 180 days and 6 mos. as there were discrepancies between the Judgment and what our client was verbally told at the hearing. Ultimately she was not revoked and did not have to do jail time – although (as often happens) we had to agree to an extension of her probation – in 6 months her Interfering case will be dismissed (assuming she completes all conditions.)
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION – FELONY DWI 3rd
Case No. 1519589 – SC.
DISMISSED Feb. 21, 2018
“You have a very good attorney – he has convinced me to give you a 2nd chance.” These were the words our client heard from the judge after Mr. Haggard persuasively and skillfully argued his MRP case.
And these were the DA’s famous last words (from an email to us) – “My offer is 4 yrs TDC b/c he’s drinking and doing meth and missing classes and UA’s and driving. I know my judge and he will not go less on this. He takes DWI MRP’s very seriously and if he told you, “plea or set for a hearing” he’s not keeping your client on probation. So the only option is TDC and he’s not getting the minimum from me when he violated right off the bat.”
SC failed 2 UA’s for alcohol right after getting out of Peden (a condition of probation) and had been admonished by the judge – “If this happens again me and you are going to have a problem.” Two months later he tested positive for meth after borrowing a friend’s meds when depressed and out of his bipolar medication. Then, he missed 2 substance abuse classes and 2 more UA’s due to transportation problems. Finally his PO – who seemed to really have it in for him – claims she saw him driving. (She managed to write up every violation as 2 such as 1. “Failed 2 UA’s for alcohol” 2. “Admitted to drinking”.)
We could not dispute the alcohol violations but did fight the UA for meth using false positive documentation from a government scientific website; another issue in the false positive was the method of analysis used by the probation dept. In the end, we got the MRP dismissed with a 3 month ISF program but no additional time added to his original term of probation, allowing Steven to keep his great job as an oil refinery inspector.
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION – DWI
Case No. 1876583 – Noel W.
DISMISSED Feb. 7
Noel was a busy firefighter working a 2nd job as a hospital tech. Despite this, he had accomplished most of his probationary requirements & was almost ready for successful termination when his punitive Probation Officer, an unhappy individual long on shame & short on encouragement, turned his file in to the judge. During his initial consultation with HLF Noel expressed his frustration with the system, pointing out that – if the goal is reform – he had not drunk since his arrest & wondering if they actually wanted him to fail? Yet the MRP allegations did include several late or missed blows on his in-home Smart Start, missed AA meetings & failure to complete outpatient treatment. He had been to court once already to have his conditions amended. He was very worried this time he would have to go to jail. We compiled documentation & arguments in refutation of the allegations, provided sufficient explanations for the late or missing blows & aggressively argued for a Dismissal. After several hours at it we won our Dismissal and Noel was free to finish his probation, keep his jobs, and go on with his life..
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION – DWI
Case No. 1797579 – Theresa W.
DISMISSED March 28
Theresa had 2 days left on her probation. She celebrated 2 days too soon with a few glasses of wine & her interlock reading registered .11 the following day. Her husband was retired with serious health problems and Theresa was the only one working – she desperately needed to stay out of jail. We pleaded the family circumstances to the judge as well as offering other mitigating evidence in her favor and were able to obtain outpatient treatment for Theresa and a Dismissal of the Motion to Revoke.
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION ON DWI
Case No. 1251360 – Vicente C.
Client did not complete his outpatient alcohol program, although his probation had already been extended once to allow him to do so. In his own famous last words: “Basically, I didn’t like the classes and was hoping it would go away!” We were able to save him, but we do not recommend this method of handling your probation!
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION ON DWI / DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED
Case No. 1538212 – Chris M.
Chris’ DWI attorney did not inform him about the how the DWI would affect his license and the resulting surcharges. As a result Chris was arrested for a DWLS while still on probation for his DWI. Chris’ grandfather, the pastor of a large, prominent Houston church, retained Mr. Haggard to straighten out the mess and try to prevent the State from revoking his grandson’s DWI probation. We obtained a quick Dismissal of the DWLS and worked with the probation office and courts to prevent the filing of a Motion to Revoke Probation – a rare occurrence in Harris County. [Normally, an arrest while on probation triggers the automatic filing of an MRP.]
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION ON DWI
Case No. 1638785 – Miguel G.
DISMISSED BY OUR FIRST COURT APPEARANCE
CLIENT ALSO CHARGED WITH FAM ASSAULT – ALSO DISMISSED
Miguel was a young, professional electrical engineer who got arrested for Family Assault while on DWI probation. This arrest caused the State to file a Motion to Revoke Probation on his DWI. After Miguel retained HLF, we went to work on the case and prepared our defenses which included ably demonstrating Miguel’s excellent record of compliance with all terms of his DWI probation to date. Mr. Haggard drew on his years of experience, superior argumentation skills and knowledge of the law to obtain a double Dismissal of both the Assault and the MRP on our first court appearance. Had we not gotten the MRP thrown out, Miguel would have been facing jail time which, indeed, he was fully expecting. See below.
I was all set to go to jail but Mr. Haggard’s aggressive defense got a Dismissal of both cases on the first court setting.
— Miguel G
My son was set to go to jail. Carl Haggard was able to get him released. His probation was not revoked. Now he will be able to get the help he needs and turn his life around. We will be eternally grateful.
— Miguel’s Father
MOTION TO REVOKE FELONY FAMILY ASSAULT PROBATION
Case No. 1161036 – Leonard L.
PROBATION REINSTATED – NOT REVOKED
NEW FELONY FAMILY ASSAULT CASE DISMISSED
Leonard was on felony probation for domestic violence when was charged with his third family violence case. This new charge triggered a Motion to Revoke his felony probation. If State Prosecutors had won, Leonard would have received a lengthy prison sentence. Leonard and his wife got into an argument during which he accidentally injured her. Leonard had struggled for years with substance abuse and it was his intoxication at the time of this incident which led to the latest confrontation. All concerned felt he needed treatment for his underlying addictions; his wife had military insurance that would cover outpatient treatment. We further enlisted the aid of Leonard’s pastor who agreed to serve as mentor during his outpatient program. Mr. Haggard was able to get the new charges dismissed and his felony probation reinstated with some amendments to his conditions.
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION ON DWI AND A NEW CHARGE OF DWLS
Case No. 1022156 – Michael A.
BOTH CASES DISMISSED BY MR. HAGGARD’S FIRST COURT APPEARANCE
Our client was charged with violating his DWI probation because of a false charge of driving with a suspended license.
Mr. Haggard promptly addressed [my case with] my Probation Officer, the District Attorney & the Judge upon entering the courtroom… The Court filed an MRP [for the DWI] on the morning of my court date. Without any notice of these charges, and as I was being taken into custody, Mr. Haggard got ALL CHARGES DISMISSED!
— Michael A.
MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION ON DWI
Case No. 1251360 – Jeremy K.
Our client did not complete his outpatient alcohol program, although his probation had already been extended once to allow him to do so. In his own famous last words: “Basically, I didn’t like the classes and was hoping it would go away!” Mr. Haggard was able to save him, but we still do not recommend this method of handling your probation!