Bail Bonds in Richmond Texas
Fort Bend County Probation
The majority of cases result in a negotiated plea and probated sentences.
The upside to this practice is first-time offenders are usually eligible for Deferred Adjudication or Motion to Adjudicate Guilt. Essentially the equivalent to pleading no contest in traffic court. The logic is once successfully completing probation you have the right to expunge the record, this means you avoid a conviction.
The conditions of probation can include fees, community service, drug/alcohol tests and mandatory counseling. A Probation Officer is assigned your case and supervises your progress. Failure to comply may result in a Motion to Revoke Probation (MRP) and an arrest warrant.
As discussed in bond conditions the Probation Department is also responsible for supervising certain bond conditions.