Legal Question in Criminal Law in Texas

if my wife got a violation of probation can they give her more jail time than what she had left on probation

Asked on 10/04/13, 2:24 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Cynthia Henley Cynthia Henley, Lawyer

Yes. They can give her up to the full sentence that was available on the case in the beginning. (For example, a misdemeanor assault carries up to 1 year in jail. Even if she is on probation for 1.75 years before she violates, she can be given up to 1 year in jail up revocation.)

One does not get "street time credit" while on probation.

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Answered on 10/04/13, 2:48 pm

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