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Probation isn’t an easy way to resolve criminal charges

| Jan 4, 2018 | Parole & Probation

There are many different outcomes possible when you are facing criminal charges. One of the most obvious ones is that you will be found guilty and be sent to prison. There are alternatives to this that might end up being the outcome of your case if you are convicted.

Being placed on probation is one of the possible outcomes that might end up taking the place of a prison sentence in cases that are resolved through plea bargains or trials. If you are facing this possibility, you must know that you aren’t going to have an easy time while you are serving your sentence.

Many people falsely believe that probation is easy because you get to remain at home and live in the community. While this is likely a preferable option compared to living in prison, it doesn’t come without some very strict rules that you must follow.

We know that you probably have some questions about the probation program now. If you think that you might be sentenced to probation for your case, take the time to learn about what this means now. We can help you find out the basics so that you can determine if you will be able to comply with them.

You should know that messing up while you are on probation means that you will likely face a probation violation. This is another criminal court proceeding in which you will answer to the judge for your slip up. Unfortunately, this could mean that you land in prison or jail, so take the proceeding seriously. We can help you answer this charge if you do face it.