Probation Being Revoked?
Let an Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer Fight for You
For those who have had committed a serious violation of their probation or have committed multiple violations, they could face having their probation revoked. Probation is often offered as an alternative to a jail or prison sentence. However, if probation is revoked, the courts can order the individual to serve the jail or prison time that had originally been imposed. You could face very serious charges that you may need to deal with for the rest of your life, and so it is important to retain an attorney who understands all the laws and can help protect you.
If you are facing a possible probation revocation, call The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. now! We have over 55 years of proven experience.
Preparing You for the Road Ahead
When the violation is uncovered, the courts most likely will issue a hearing. This process is not as stringent nor are examinations as exhaustive as they are during the criminal court process. The evidence only needs to be convincing enough to show that a violation occurred; this means that there is enough room for error or inconsistencies. In such an instance, it can be very easy to issue the revocation based on slight circumstances alone.
Here are the most common reasons why probation gets revoked:
- Refusing to perform community service
- Avoiding scheduled court appearances
- Refusing to pay fines
- Violating restraining or protection orders
- Not meeting regularly with probation officer
- Violations of other laws
- Refusing to submit to drug testing or using drugs
During the initial sentencing, the courts will usually issue other penalties as part of the probation and will typically be related to your offense. As an example, court-ordered protection prohibits you from making contact with a certain person. If you are found associating with that person, the courts can contend that you were in violation of the protective order.
You can ask your Atlanta criminal defense attorney to negotiate a plea bargain to lessen the severity of your penalties, particularly if there are new charges made against you. Making this move can be advantageous to your case, and court systems tend to favor this route, primarily as it can reduce the need for litigation.
We have helped protect the reputations of many clients and we can offer that same level of service to you. Reach out to The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. to obtain our defense!