Are you facing a probation violation?
Probation is often levied as an addition to a prison sentence for serious crimes, and, in some cases, is levied in lieu of a jail sentence.
Generally, there are restrictions, conditions, and requirements that are included as part of the probationary period.
What keeps the restrictions, conditions and requirements effective and productive is the threat of imprisonment should these be violated in any way.
Some of the probation violations that can occur are:
- Failure to keep appointments with your probation officer or maintain contact
- Possession of a firearm
- Associating with a known criminal
- Failing to notify probation of a change of address or employment
- Violating a protective order
- Failing to report for a drug or alcohol test or failing the test
- Failing to maintain requirements of a substance abuse program, or other type of mandated program
- Being arrested on a new charge
Your Probation Officer is the individual that has the discretion of filing a complaint with the court that could result in an arrest, and a revocation of your probation. If you are facing a probation violation, take effective action by having the situation reviewed by a Dayton criminal defense lawyer, who may be able to assist in avoiding imprisonment for the violation.
Probation Violation Defense
The threat of returning to prison, or having your suspended sentence revoked for a previous conviction, can be frightening. The most effective action one can take in this type of situation is to get legal help as soon as possible.
With the help of the best criminal lawyer in Dayton, you could avoid serious penalties.
A probation violation defense lawyer from Gounaris Abboud, LPA can assess the situation and help you determine your next actions.
If the violation revolved around a new arrest, you could face imprisonment for the new charges as well as the original sentence.
As our legal team includes former magistrates, acting judges and prosecutors we understand the law and its application to probation violations. For this reason, it is vital that we get involved at the onset. We may be able to help you avoid prison and retain your status with probation. Our goal is protecting your rights and helping you achieve the best result possible for your circumstances.