The courts in Tarrant County, TX, can place a defendant under supervision in the following ways:
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The revocation of probation can be based on an allegation that the defendant committed a new felony or misdemeanor crime. Revocation proceedings can also involve violations of the special terms or conditions of probation or community supervision including:
If the court orders you to probation or community supervision, then you will remain under the jurisdiction of the court until the probation is terminated. If you fail to complete the conditions of supervision, then the violation of the special terms of your probation can result in the court issuing a warrant for your arrest.
The Texas Code of Criminal Procedures allows a defendant to request a revocation hearing within twenty (20) days filing after a motion to revoke supervision. In Texas, a defendant has a right to counsel at the probation revocation hearing, which is held before the judge.
The prosecutor must prove the allegations by a preponderance of evidence, instead of the higher standard of beyond a reasonable doubt used in a criminal jury trial. If the court finds at the hearing that the defendant violated the terms of community supervision, the judge may decide to:
Community Supervision and Corrections Departments in Tarrant County - The CSCDs supervise and assist offenders placed on supervision by District and County Courts at Law in Tarrant County, TX. By using the Texas Case Classification and Risk Assessment tool, CSCD officers determine the defendant's risk level and rank the defendant's level of risk of failure if placed on supervisions.