Probation Violation Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a probation violation we recommend you hire an experienced attorney who specialize in keeping their clients out of jail and protecting your rights.
What is probation?
Probation is a sentence that allows you to reside in your community under supervision of a probation officer. This decision is issued after careful study of the offender’s background behavior, and potential for success.
What happens if you violate your probation?
You will be required to appear before the court for a “probation violation” hearing.
What are your rights at a probation violation hearing?
You have the right to provide evidence that you have been compliant with your probation terms. You also have the right to be represented by an attorney.
Why should you have an attorney present for a probation violation hearing?
At a probation violation hearing the burden of proof is a “preponderance of evidence” standard, where the prosecutor must show that it is more likely than not that the probationer violated the terms of his or her probation. This is different from criminal trials as there is no jury present and there only needs to be reason to believe you violated probation and does not need to prove that you did beyond reasonable doubt.
If a person is convicted of a probation violation, the court may revoke, impose incarcerations or impose probation with additional conditions. It is important to have an experienced attorney defending your rights.
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