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Probation violations can lead to time in jail or prison

| Jan 28, 2016 | Parole & Probation

In our previous blog post, we discussed parole plans. If you recall, those plans are used if you are being released from prison with the condition of parole. There are some criminal cases that are resolved with the person being put on probation instead of being sent to prison. The terms parole and probation aren’t interchangeable. They are two different programs, but they do have some similar elements.

We know that facing a criminal conviction might bring up certain questions. If you are being told that you will be sentenced to probation, you might wonder what that means. When you are placed on probation, you will have to report to a probation officer. That officer will go over some rules with you. In order to stay in compliance with the probation program, you have to follow those rules. If you don’t follow the rules, you will likely face a probation violation.

If you are facing a criminal charge for a probation violation, you need to understand your rights. Ultimately, you could be facing time in jail or prison if you are found guilty of violating probation. We know that the thought of having to be incarcerated might be more than you want to handle. We can help you to learn about what your options are for dealing with the probation violation.

One thing that is crucial when you are placed on probation is to make sure that you understand the terms of the program. It is up to you to ensure that you are fully in compliance. Ask question if you have them.