Probation Violations

A probation sentence is generally a substitute for jail time and much harsher consequences. If the person violates the terms of probation, there are additional sentencing guidelines, including jail time, fines, community service or treatment.

If you are facing a probation violation sentence, it is imperative to have a skilled criminal defense attorney represent you and to fight the charges and protect against additional sentencing.  Probation violations can encompass a wide variety of crimes including: failure to appear in court on a scheduled appearance date, failure to report to a probation/parole officer, failure to pay court-ordered fines or restitution, associating with certain prohibited people who have been outlined in probation terms and conditions, leaving the state without proper notification or permission, drug crimes, and additional arrests or charges for other crimes.