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Tim Powers Criminal Law

Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound and Corinth DWI and Criminal Attorney

A Probation Officer, through the District Attorney's office, can file a Motion to Revoke Probation or Motion to Adjudicate Guilt if the Probation Officer believes that the Defendant has violated a term and condition of probation. These alleged violations can be sometimes very minor (failure to pay courts costs timely) to serious violations -- the Defendant is arrested for a crime while on probation. Whether or not a defendant actually committed the original offense is irrelevant. The issue in a probation violation is strictly whether or not a defendant violated a term and condition of his or her probation.

Why You Need an Attorney

Initially, the filing of a Motion to Revoke Probation usually triggers a warrant for your arrest. There are a number of issues which must be addressed to determine whether or not you would be entitled to a bond or whether you would have to sit in jail until the case is disposed. You need an attorney to represent you in this matter because you could be facing extensive jail time if your probation is revoked.

In all counties in North Texas, the Courts take the initial grant of probation seriously. However, the State still must prove that the terms of probation were violated. Just because a probation officer has made an allegation against you, that doesn't necessarily mean it is true. Records can be incorrect. Out of county transferred-probations have problems unique to themselves.

Whether you select us to represent you or some other law firm, make sure you have an attorney represent you.

Punishment Maximums set by the Legislature

(if the State has enough evidence to prove an allegation true) the maximum punishment is as follows:

Our Qualifications and Training

We have been involved in hundreds of probation violation cases in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant and Collin Counties over the past several years. Our attorneys are among only a handful of defense attorneys that have attended the same training that the Prosecutors and Law Enforcement attend. We remain current on the law and do everything possible to get you the best disposition of your case, whether it be a reinstatement or extension of probation, withdrawal of the motion, the least amount of jail time possible.

The above information is not intended to disseminate legal advice or include all situations or facts specific to your case. Certain factors (including, but not limited to aggravating circumstances or prior criminal record used for enhancement) may alter the punishment range for the crime for which the defendant is actually charged. For further information which applies your facts to the law contact our office for a FREE CONSULTATION at 940.483.8000 or metro 972.724.4820.

Criminal defense attorney Tim Powers graduated cum laude from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. He is a former Assistant District Attorney and Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor, Powers was voted 1997 Denton County Prosecutor of the Year.

Tim has experience in over 5,000 DWI, drug, assault/family violence, divorce and family law cases in North Texas. He recently served as a Municipal Court Judge in Denton County. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Denton County Bar Association.

Tim Powers is an experienced legal analyst and commentator for various media outlets including the Associated Press and has been seen in national mediums including: USA Today, Newsday, ABC News Online,, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Denton Record-Chronicle, among others.

He frequently appears on FOX 4 News, NBC 5, CBS 11, and WB33. Tim has extensive radio experience. He is a regular guest on shows across the nation including America @ Night, The Jeff Katz Show, The Popoff Report, The Flipside and many more. Locally, he serves as an analyst for WBAP, KRLD, the Texas State Network, KLIF, News Talk 990, KLLI's The Russ Martin Show and the Marty Griffin Show.

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