"Kevin, I knew from the day we met that I had made the right choice. I will definitely recommend you to everyone I can...I cannot begin to express my deepest gratitude."
J. Solis- September, 2012
"Mr. Stouwie, I want you to know that my loved ones and I are very satisfied with your services. In my opinion, everything you did was perfect. You went above and beyond in your efforts to gain my freedom. I thank you for never giving up on me."
G. Flores - August, 2012
"Thank you so very much for winning my freedom back...My whole family says thank you as well...We made it!"
T. Morris - August, 2012
"Thank you for your hard work. I'm very grateful for having my son back."
M. Nguyen - June, 2012
"I'm stuck on WOW!!! During our interview, we discussed not expecting a miracle this go around. Repeat offender, two 18 year sentences, running cc, and you made my first parole! I'll be serving right at two years on this. UNBELIEVEABLE!...I'm just so grateful to you and your office for helping me gain my freedom...Nothing I can write on this paper could begin to express my gratitude."
Catherine B. - April, 2012
"I was granted the FI-2 and of course I am overjoyed and I want to thank you for all your assistance...I will recommend your services to others who may need trusted assistance in their (parole) review process."
T. Chau - March, 2012
"Thank you for all your help! May your family be blessed and you law office prosper and succeed. My freedom is precious and I shall not take it for granted."
B. Henderson - November 2011
Attorney Kevin Stouwie chooses to focus his law practice on representing Texas prison inmates seeking early release through parole because he believes people can learn from past mistakes and society as a whole benefits when former inmates receive opportunities to build new lives.
Law Office of Kevin Stouwie
3238 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78213-2811
Being poorly informed about the conditions and limitations of your probation can have serious consequences, including lengthy incarcerations. If you are unsure of your obligations during community supervision or if you have a loved on who is struggling to understand how to cope with probation in Texas, contact a competent criminal defense attorney. If your loved one has had his or her probation revoked, our team at the Law Office of Kevin Stouwie can provide the assistance needed to make parole at the earliest possible date. Call us today at 855-727-6533 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations to probationers and their families.
While preferable to incarceration, a sentence of probation is far from "getting off easy". The conditions attached to community supervision can have a huge impact on your life. Moreover, the consequences of a probation violation can be very serious. Our team at the Law Office of Kevin Stouwie helps many incarcerated clients who started out on probation but failed to complete the term of probation. If you are in violation of your probation or you feel that you will soon be revoked for some reason, it is important to take the steps needed to make sure the situation does not become even worse. We can help put you in touch with experienced and respected Texas criminal defense lawyers when a probation violation does occur.
When a probation officer, police officer, or other interested party has cause to believe a probationer has violated the terms of his or her community supervision, a judge may issue an arrest warrant. For minor infractions, the probationer may be able to turn him- or herself in. For more serious infractions, however, police execute the warrant and present the probationer to the judge who issued it within 48 hours of the arrest. Afterward, the probationer may remain in confinement for as long as 20 days before the judge who originally imposed community supervision is available to hold a hearing on the violation. In that hearing, the judge can decide if there is enough evidence that the violation occurred and, if so, what consequences would be appropriate. While an accused violator is entitled to legal counsel, he or she is not entitled to have a jury hear the case.
The consequences for a probation violation depend not only on the nature of the violation but upon the severity of the underlying offense: