If you have a warrant issued for violating the terms of your Probation or have been arrested due to the issuance of an Motion to Revoke Probation (MTR), or you believe that your probation officer is going to accuse you of violating a term or condition of your probation, it’s vital that you act immediately to protect your rights against potentially severe consequences.

Probation Violation Attorney

The Law Office of Christopher W. Simpkins is a dedicated criminal defense and appellate law firm with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to help individuals who are facing allegations of violating the conditions of their community supervision or deferred adjudication probation.

Unlike regular court proceedings, probation revocation hearings have…

  • A lower burden of proof – violations must only be proven by a preponderance of evidence, not beyond a reasonable doubt
  • No jury trial – hearings are held before a judge


As your lawyer, Christopher Simpkins will take the time to get to know the facts and circumstances of your personal situation, explain the proceedings, and thoroughly advise you as to as to the necessary measures to present a compelling and effective defense to the allegations.

The 3 Most Common Probation Violations

A minor violation may only get a warning if it is a first time offense, but a hearing may be required for serious or repeat violations, such as…

  • Getting Arrested – Not only is this a probation violation, it opens a new criminal case against you, separate from the violation charge. 
  • Failing a Random Drug Test – False positive results can occur. If you suspect that is the case, call us at (210) 273-4874
  • Not Reporting – You MUST always report to your probation officer as directed. If that becomes an impossibility, make every effort to contact your probation officer. Illness is not an excuse.
  • The Best Course of Action

    At the Law Offices of Christopher W. Simpkins, we will take proactive measures on your behalf, such as…

    • approaching the judge to speak about having a bond set for a reasonable amount
    • assisting you with posting bond and turning yourself in (Satellite Bond) so you don’t have to be arrested, or if you have already been arrested can post a bond so you do not sit in jail awaiting your probation revocation hearing.

    If you or someone close to you is facing allegations relating to violating a term or condition of probation, call the Law Office of Christopher W. Simpkins at (210) 273-4874. We can help you navigate through this difficult time and aggressively defend you against these allegations to keep you on probation and out of jail or prison.