Violating Probation in Georgia
If you have been convicted of a
misdemeanor or felony offense in Georgia, you may be sentenced to a period of probation during
which you will have to abide by certain rules and requirements. If you
violate any of the terms of your probation, a warrant may be issued for
your arrest and you may face penalties.
Arrested for violating probation?
Discuss your options with our
Atlanta probation lawyer.
Ways to Violate Probation
There are three ways to
violate probation in Georgia:
- Technical violations
- Special condition violations
- Substantive violations
A technical violation means that an individual has failed to meet a technical
condition of their probation, such as:
- Failing to pay fines or fees
- Failing to pay restitution
- Failing to report to their probation officer
- Leaving the jurisdiction
Special Condition Violation
A special condition violation occurs when an individual fails to fulfill
a special condition of their probation, such as maintaining suitable employment,
having no contact with the subject of a
restraining order, etc.
Finally, a substantive violation occurs when an individual is arrested
because they have committed another
criminal offense while on probation.
Penalty for Violating Probation
The following are possible penalties for violating probation:
- Revocation of probation
- Extension of probation
- Heavy fines
- Additional community service
- Additional special conditions
drug or psychological counseling
A person who violates their probation will be required to attend a court
hearing, where a judge will determine whether a violation occurred and
determine the appropriate punishment. In order to protect yourself, you
should be represented by an attorney who can refute the evidence brought
against you and negotiate on your behalf.
Accused of Violating Probation? Begin Building Your Defense
If you have been accused of violating your probation, get a
violation probation attorney to represent you and protect your best interests.
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. has more than 40 years of combined experience defending the rights of
the accused in Georgia since 1985. A former federal prosecutor, Attorney
Howard J. Weintraub has the experience and ability to handle even the
most challenging cases. You can feel confident in our ability to fight
for the best outcome possible in your case.
Speak with an Atlanta probation violation attorney about your probation matter today!