Accused Of Violating The Terms Of Your Probation?
Your criminal case went to trial, and you were ultimately convicted. As part of your punishment, the court sentenced you to probation. If you think this means you got off easy, think again. Violating any of the conditions of your probation can result in significant penalties.
Typical Probation Requirements
Every probation case is unique. Generally speaking, a few common probation requirements may include:
- Maintaining regular contact with your probation officer
- Completing community service
- Completing any court-ordered programs
- Paying fines
- Attending court hearings
- Remaining in a certain geographical location
- Staying away from certain places or people
- Not using firearms, drugs or alcohol
The terms of your probation may be different than someone else’s even if the offense was the same. The court will set the conditions it feels are necessary in your case.
Penalties For Probation Violation
If you stand accused of violating the terms of your probation, a judge will get to decide your fate. Potential penalties for probation violation include:
- Jail time
- Longer probation
- Adjustment of probation terms
Before deciding which penalty or penalties to impose, the court will first need to review the details of the alleged violation in order to determine if an infraction actually occurred. If the court feels that the issue at hand can be let go, the terms of your probation will stand as they are.
Defenses For Probation Violations
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers can be at your side during your probation violation hearings and present your case to the court. A few possible defenses our law firm may use for probation violations include arguing that:
- You have made strong efforts to follow the terms of your probation
- This is your first violation
- You did not intend to violate the conditions of your probation
- There is insufficient evidence of a probation violation
Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can review the details of your case and assist you in choosing the best legal strategy for your situation.
Seek Assistance As Soon As Possible
Waldron & Fann, Attorneys at Law, understands what is on the line in probation violation cases. The sooner you seek legal assistance when charged with a probation violation, the better. Contact our law firm in Murfreesboro either by email or at 800-215-1081 to learn how we can assist you.