If I’m on deferred adjudication felony probation but got a DUI this weekend, should I tell my probation officer?

I am 7 months from getting off. I haven’t gotten in any trouble besides this weekend; a DUI in a different county. My probation officer and I are on really good standing. Should I tell her right away about my situation or could I prolong the case until I’m off probation? What should I be expecting?

Asked on August 25, 2014 under Criminal Law, Texas


Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

A condition of your probation may include reporting violations of the law.  A failure to report may certainly result in a probation violation all its own. You may wish to have the conditions of your probation reviewed by  a lawyer. 

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