Accused Of Violating The Terms Of Your Probation?
Probation can be an alternative to spending time in jail, away from work, your family and your friends. Probation can also be added to the end of a jail or prison sentence as a period of supervised release following incarceration. But, do not confuse probation with freedom. It is not the same thing. There are often many restrictions that come with a probation term.
Failing to follow the conditions of your probation can land you right back in court, at a probation revocation hearing, facing criminal charges related to the alleged probation violation.
Never go to court alone. Put a probation revocation defense attorney on your side. If you have been accused of a probation violation, contact Davis Defense today for a free consultation. You can reach our defense lawyer by phone at (952) 994-1568 or online.
What Happens If You Violate The Terms Of Your Probation?
Whether you have received an official notice of probation violation, an order to appear in court or you just know that you have violated the terms of your probation, you should contact a lawyer. Common violations of probation include:
- Being arrested for and charged with another crime
- Failing to submit to chemical testing, such as screening for drug or alcohol use
- Failing a chemical test
- Failing to appear for scheduled court appearances
- Skipping a meeting with your probation officer
This is not a complete list. The conditions of probation are specific to the individual and the charges you face.
The state must prove by clear and convincing evidence that you did in fact violate your probation. This is a criminal proceeding. You have the right to a probation violation lawyer and we strongly recommend that you exercise that right.
The defense strategy you use at a revocation hearing can mean the difference between a slap on the wrist or heading straight to jail to complete any remaining time on your sentence behind bars. The best strategy in a probation hearing may be negotiation prior to the hearing. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you determine what steps to take to protect your freedom if you have been accused of a probation violation.
A Free Legal Consult Is Just A Phone Call Away
At Davis Defense, we handle probation cases throughout the metro and across Minnesota. With offices in Bloomington, our criminal defense law firm offers a free consultation and is built on 25 years of Minnesota criminal defense experience. We have a solid reputation for success in the courtroom and work hard for each and every one of our clients.