Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas

Q: Can a probation officer add probation violations after a summons even though I was in jail waiting to go to rehab?

I had a summons on February 3,2023 and went into custody that day and I spent 49 or close to 54 days in jail till I was transferred.

And I looked online the other day and now there are like 13 violations that isn’t true and forged my name on a court document as well as presented a false police report during the summons in February.

Also the alleged violations are not intentional violations merely technical violations due to being homeless and robbed of my truck.

Also I have evidence to prove these allegations are not true but yet how does she get away with this?

1 Lawyer Answer
John Cucci Jr.
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  • Houston, TX

A: Unfortunately, the PO and the DA are allowed to amend or add to the list of violations. They have to follow the rules and have to serve you again with the added charges as a matter of law.

If you have had some bad breaks, then you will need to tell the court about your situation and homelessness, etc.

Good Luck!

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