Probation and Parole Revocation in TexasProbation and parole are similar, yet also quite different. Probation involves an individual who has pleaded guilty and been placed on a form of State supervision, rather than being punished by a prison sentence. Parole, on the other hand, involves an individual who has actually gone to prison and been released early.
Both forms of supervision typically require a number of terms and conditions in which the probationer or parolee must comply. If the State alleges that a term and condition of probation or parole has been violated, the individual will often times be arrested and a probation or parole revocation hearing will be scheduled. The hearing is before a judge, in the case of probation or hearing officer, in the case of parole.
Unlike parole revocations, parole hearings afford already incarcerated individuals an opportunity to be released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice [TDCJ] or prison at an early date. Parole hearings involve a completely different set of issues and require the development of a close working relationship with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in an effort to discharge the individual early from TDCJ confinement. As the link above right would indicate, we also handle these kind of cases.
In addition to an active trial schedule involving criminal defense work, I also have a considerable amount of successful experience handling both probation and parole revocation matters, as well as parole hearings in an effort to gain the early release of our clients from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.