Fort Worth Probation Lawyer

Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

I can not say enough about how grateful I am that Dustin Trammel was my attorney! Having no experience with court proceedings, Dustin explained everything and stayed in touch with me the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Very highly recommend!!

Brenna Mills

Are you currently in need of a Fort Worth probation lawyer because you are facing a probation revocation or adjudication in Tarrant County, Texas? Did probation discuss having to go to drug rehab facility such as SAFPF?

We offer experienced defense lawyers and former Tarrant County prosecutors who can help formulate a  strategy in tackling your probation issue (i.e. Has the State filed a Motion to Adjudicate or a Motion to Revoke your probation?). All of our criminal defense attorneys are former Tarrant County prosecutors with vast experience handling probation cases.

Partner Colin McLaughlin is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has experience working for the Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in Texas. Fort Worth probation lawyers Bryan Hoeller (Super Lawyer), Lindsay Truly (Rising Star), and Dustin Trammel (Rising Star) have all been recognized by Thomas Reuters as Super Lawyers.

We have offices in Fort Worth and Colleyville, Texas.  We represent clients on all types of state probation cases, including probation for drug possession charges, DWI, marijuana charges, sex crimes, crimes against children, theft, fraud, white collar crimes, gun and weapons charges, assault, murder, and violent crimes.




Our firm has extensive trial experience in criminal defense.  Our criminal defense lawyers in Fort Worth and Colleyville have tried over 200 combined criminal jury trials, including jury trials for DWI, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Sexual Assault, Drug Possession, Gun and Weapons Charges, Burglary of a Habitation, and Capital Murder. In addition, we have reviewed and successfully negotiated thousands of criminal charges and probation violations.


As former prosecutors in Tarrant, Dallas, and Harris County, our criminal defense lawyers know how the State of Texas will attempt to prosecute you on your criminal charges.  This knowledge will allow our firm to build a strong defense in fighting your state or federal criminal charges. All of our criminal lawyers are former Tarrant County prosecutors. We also have former prosecutors who were assigned to specialized units, including DWI prosecution and crimes against children.


Our Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers know the inside and out of each and every aspect of a police investigation and State prosecution, including criminal laws, proper police procedures, DNA and blood forensic evidence, and knowing exactly how the State plans to introduce evidence into trial. Partner Colin McLaughlin is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and also formerly clerked at the Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest criminal court.criminal defense lawyer


In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.




If you are facing a probation revocation or probation adjudication in Tarrant County, Texas then you need a criminal defense attorney who has the knowledge, the dedication, and the experience to get you the best possible outcome (i.e. dismiss the motion to revoke; get a minimal sentence).  All of our criminal lawyers at Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC are former prosecutors in Tarrant County, Texas.  Our criminal lawyers have tried over 200 combined jury trials and have extensive experience getting great results helping clients facing probation revocations.


Facing a probation revocation or adjudication can be a frightening prospect because of the prospect of facing jail or prison time and having a final conviction on your record, but it’s important to know that you have options. Just because the Court has filed a Motion to Adjudicate or Revoke based on a probation violation doesn’t mean that your case will get revoked.  Here are some of the ways you can stay on probation:

1. Agree to an intermediate sanction, such as a small amount of jail time or additional community service hours, in lieu of a probation revocation,
2. Agree to a drug or alcohol program like IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), ISF (Intermediate Sanction Facility), IDT (In-Custody Drug Treatment), or SAFPF (Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility) to address a positive drug test(s) or a new drug-related offense.
3. Agree to an extension of probation to give you time to complete all of the programs as required.
4. Present evidence or information to the prosecutor or Court properly explaining the reason for the violation and the Court agreeing to dismiss the Motion to Revoke or Adjudicate.

Call today if you need to talk to an experienced criminal lawyer to help with your probation revocation or probation violation at 817-334-7900


Felony Offenses we assist with probation revocations:

  • Drug Possession Charges (i.e. Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Etc.)
  • Drug Delivery Charges (i.e. Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Etc.)
  • Felony DWI & Intoxication Related Charges (i.e. DWI with Child Passenger, Intoxication Assault, Intoxication Manslaughter)
  • Theft Charges
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary of a Building
  • Burglary of a Habitation
  • Gun & Weapons Charges (i.e. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm)
  • Robbery and Aggravated Robbery
  • Sex Crimes and Sexual Assault
  • White Collar Crimes (i.e. Fraud, Money Laundering)

Misdemeanor offenses we assist with probation revocations:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • DWI-Misdemeanor Repetition (2nd)
  • DWI with BAC > 0.15
  • Drug Possession & Controlled Substance Offenses
  • Possession of Marijuana Arrests
  • All Theft Offenses
  • Assault Bodily Injury
  • ABI – Family Member & Family Violence Offenses
  • Violation of a Protective Order
  • Gun & Weapons charges (UCW)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Evading Arrest
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Deadly Conduct

Connect with a Fort Worth Probation Lawyer

If you’ve found yourself facing a probation revocation, don’t panic and remember you are still on probation, so don’t stop reporting or feel your situation is hopeless.

We know this is a tough situation to be in, but you still have options. The best way to make sure that those options are in your favor is by hiring a Fort Worth probation lawyer. Your lawyer will advocate for your rights and help you navigate the process and help get the best possible outcome.

Our firm at Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC provides highly reviewed quality legal services to clients throughout Tarrant County.

It’s important to remember that every case is different, and even if you feel completely hopeless about yours, there are ways to protect yourself from harsh consequences and maybe even have some of these charges reduced, dismissed, or dropped.

If you need a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer on your side during this difficult time, please contact Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC by calling 817-334-7900 or by filling out the following online contact form.

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