Williamson County Veteran’s Court
The Williamson County Veteran’s Court is a rehabilitative post-adjudication program for alleged veteran offenders who are accused or convicted of misdemeanor and felony offenses. The court accepts all military branches-including reserves, National Guard, and Active Duty Military service members who are charged with a crime in Williamson County.
Those who wish to participate will be screened and must meet eligibility criteria. Each applicant is required to address their chemical dependency and/or mental health issues, resolve their legal obligations and obtain/maintain employment or schooling.
Texas Veteran’s Court Attorney
If you have been arrested in Williamson County or any surrounding area, an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney can help determine whether you qualify for the Veteran’s Court. Attorneys Michael Price and James Twine at Price & Twine, PLLC are skilled defense lawyers that can help you obtain a favorable outcome for your case.
Price & Twine, PLLC represents clients throughout Williamson County as well as such areas of Bell County as Belton, Harker Heights, Killeen, and Temple. Call (512) 354-1880 to schedule a free legal consultation.
- Qualified Offenders for the Williamson County Veteran’s Court
- Process of Admission for the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court (WCVTC)
- Additional Resources
Alleged offenders need to satisfy the following criteria in order to qualify for Williamson County Veteran’s Court:
- Needs to be at least 18 years of age.
- Has received an honorable or general under honorable conditions discharge. Other discharge conditions are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Has received a mental health diagnosis that has materially affected the criminal conduct for which they are being charged OR considering the circumstances of their conduct, personal and social background, and criminal history the WCVTC is likely to achieve the objective of ensuring the public safety through rehabilitation of the veteran.
It is important to note that admission to the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court (WCVTC) is not automatic. Although not required, the court advises each applicant to obtain the legal assistance of a skilled attorney for preparing their application.
Once the application is completed, a copy of the applicant’s DD214 or Orders, and a Release of Information will be submitted to the Program Case Manager and forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review. Eligibility is based on criminal history and current charges.
The Program Case Manager will meet with the applicant to review the requirements for the court. The manager or treatment provider will also schedule substance abuse and/or mental health assessment evaluations.
Applicants who have completed their assessment evaluations will have an individualized treatment care plan developed by the Program Case Manager or treatment provider. If the applicant meets the court criteria, they will be accepted into the WCVTC.
Williamson County: Veteran’s Court – Access the official website for Williamson County, TX to view information regarding the Veteran’s Court. You can view details about its purpose, requirements for eligibility, and peer mentor program.
Texas Penal Code – Access the official website for the Texas Penal Code to view information regarding a wide variety of offenses. You can see penalties for each crime and other important details.
Georgetown Veteran’s Court Lawyer | Williamson County, TX
If you are a veteran interested in participating in the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court (WCVTC), contact Price & Twine, PLLC. Attorneys Michael Price and James Twine have years of experience practicing criminal defense and can walk you through the process.
Call (512) 354-1880 today to schedule your first consultation which is free of charge. Price & Twine, PLLC represents individuals throughout Texas including Temple, Taylor, Round Rock, Leander, Killeen, and many other surrounding areas of Williamson County and Bell County.