Attorney Nick Alcock discusses what can lead to a probation violation
It is often the case that when someone is convicted of a crime, rather than sentence you to a jail sentence the judge will instead put you on probation, which is essentially the suspension of a jail sentence. If this is the case, consider yourself fortunate, because the good news for you is that as long as you abide by the terms of your court-ordered probation you will be allowed to resume your normal life as you know it. However, be aware that if you violate any of the terms of your probation you will be required to appear back in court and likely face additional legal consequences. This is where it can not only get tricky, it is something you definitely want to avoid at all costs. If you are charged with committing any act that violates the terms of your probation, you will absolutely want to contact an experienced probation violation attorney.
You can violate your probation in a number of ways that you might not have previously even thought about. Anything from simply failing to appear at a scheduled court date or checking in with your probation officer to spending time in areas and associating with other criminals specifically prohibited by the judge will constitute a violation. Such activities can easily land you back in jail, get your sentenced to larger fines, a stricter probation sentence, additional hours of community service and more. And once you have violated your probation, an arrest or bench warrant will be issued in your name and you will be required to appear back in court.
At the law offices of Alcock & Associates, one of our experienced probation violation attorneys can review your situation, prepare your case, and defend you before the judge. Please give us a call today to schedule a free consultation with a skilled, experienced, and dependable probation violations lawyer at (602) 989-5000.
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