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Probation violations require careful defense strategy planning

| Jun 1, 2018 | Parole & Probation

One of the possible outcomes of a criminal case is that you will be placed on probation. This means that you might avoid time in prison, but you will still have your liberties severely restricted during the terms of the probation. While it might seem like this is a much easier sentence than incarceration, some probationers find that it is difficult to comply with the terms.

If you don’t abide by all the terms your probation officer outlines, you can face a violation. This means that you could face time in jail because of the issue. It is imperative that you build a good relationship with your probation officer so that he or she is more likely to thoughtfully advise you and help you through the program.

Of course, there are times when a probation officer is going to nitpick a probationer. If you find yourself facing a violation, you need to prepare for the hearing that is going to come. You do have the right to a trial for a probation violation charge; however, it is heard during a bench trial in front of a judge. This means that you need to adjust your defense to meet the requirements of the judge.

We know that many people who violate probation terms didn’t purposefully do so. We can help you to prepare for your time before the judge. Once we know the circumstances surrounding the alleged violation, we can outline your options and help you put your defense in motion. Don’t waste time getting this going. We need time to work through the matters at hand.