You have violated the terms of your probation and are now faced with a Probation Violation. What can happen?
Well, a lot!
First off you need to contact Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys to vigorously defend you as any violation can lead to your probation being revoked and you being sent to prison.
Plain and simple.
The judge in your case can also make the terms of your probation even more strict than they originally were.
Probation violations are broken terms of community supervision.
PROBATION IS A CRIMINAL SENTENCE
Instead of being sent to jail to serve out a sentence, defendants can be put on probation by the court.
Defendants must adhere to the terms of the probation and be supervised in the community under the watch of a probation officer.
While being able to out and about in the community a defendant is able to provide financial support for their family.
They can also avoid going to jail.
Being on probation, a defendant has to abide by the terms of the probation for their sentence. It does not mean the defendant can do whatever they want.
They may be outfitted with an ankle monitoring device that tracks their movements. Such as… if they have a job from 9 to 5 they will be tracked to make certain they are at work.
Breaking any of these terms, even a trivial violation, is a probation violation. This can lead to a Motion to Revoke your Probation.
Types of Probation Violations
- Leaving the county or state jurisdiction without permission from the defendant’s probation officer
- Committing another crime
- Failing to complete required programs such as substance abuse treatment
- Failing an alcohol test
- Failing a drug test
- Failing to complete community service hours
- Failing to keep a job and maintain employment
- Failing to meet with the defendant’s probation officer
Clients who have violated their misdemeanor or felony probation can be confident in the abilities of criminal law lawyers Jacob Blizzard, Sarah Durham, and Morgan Walker to vigorously defend them with personal attention.
Contact us today for a one-on-one consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys.