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Probation is a court-ordered supervision by a probation officer of the terms and conditions of your probation. Usually you’re required to report to your probation officer. It can be a weekly basis or it can be a monthly basis. There usually are urine analysis’ taken for drug and alcohol use. You have to do community service. You’ll pay fines, court costs, and supervisory fees, and of course, stay out of trouble. Any violations of your terms and conditions of your probation can cause your probation to be revoked, a warrant issued for your arrest, and potentially you could wind up in jail or prison.

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Talk. If you are being questioned by any law enforcement or any kind of governmental agency, do not volunteer information because eventually you will say something that can be used against you.

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Theft is a crime of moral turpitude, a very serious offense. It basically can prohibit you from getting decent paying jobs, renting apartments, getting loans, or even opening a bank account.

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The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is the severity of the criminal offense. Misdemeanors start at the lowest level, such as class C misdemeanor, which would be a traffic ticket or a minor possession of alcohol, an offense which is punishable by fine only. Then you have class B and A misdemeanors, in which the penalty is jail time in the county jail and fines. Felony charges are more serious. In a felony conviction, you can potentially be sent to the Texas Department of Corrections prison. There are multiple grades of felonies. The lowest is state jail felony with a maximum of 2 years in the state jail. There is a third-degree felony, which carries a sentence of 2 to 10 years in the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC) prison and a second-degree felony, which can be 2 to 10 in prison. A first-degree felony can entail a sentence of 5 to 99 years to life. In addition, you have a capital felony or capital offense, which carries a life sentence or the death penalty.

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What usually happens is the probation officer will send a report to the district attorney’s office. The district attorney or county attorney will prepare a motion to adjudicate or a motion to revoke probation that is submitted to the judge. The judge will sign an arrest warrant for your arrest, and depending on the situation, you may have a bond set or you may not have a bond set. Eventually you will be arrested and taken to jail. It is a very good idea that if you have an inkling your probation’s going to be revoked, you should contact an attorney. The attorney can begin to make arrangements to have you possibly bond out of jail. It is important to have legal representation as soon as possible in the event of your probation being revoked.

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