If you’ve been placed on probation, and are alleged to have violated your probation, a prosecutor may have filed a motion to revoke your probation. If you’re on deferred adjudication probation, the motion filed to allege a probation violation is referred to as a motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt. In either instance, a probation violation warrant has likely been issued for your arrest, and you are at risk of
being taken into custody at your home, place of business, school, or during a routine traffic stop.
In Dallas County, if a felony probation violation warrant has been issued, you are subject to a no bond warrant. As the name suggests, if you are arrested on a no bond warrant, you cannot bond out of jail, but must wait in jail until your court date. Fortunately, if you retain a Dallas criminal defense attorney, it’s possible that he or she can request that a bond be set by the judge. If a bond is set, an attorney bail bondsman may then be able to post a lawyer bail bond on your behalf, at which time you can be released from jail. On Dallas County misdemeanor probation violation warrants, the standard bond amount is $500 (though, in some cases, it can be higher). Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony probation violation, it’s critical that you take action immediately. Once a bond is set, a Dallas criminal defense attorney can assist you with a walk through, which will cause the warrant to be set aside without your having to go into custody. Don’t wait until you’re arrested! Help is available.