If you’ve been placed on probation after being convicted of a crime, it’s imperative that you do everything possible to not violate the terms of that probation. You can be facing big problems if you don’t do exactly as you have been ordered by the courts while you are out of jail.

You can violate your probation in many ways, ranging from not paying close attention to the terms set forth by the courts, to overtly refusing to comply with what has been set out for you. Violations can be simple, such as not meeting with your probation officer at your scheduled time and date, not paying fines as required, or more serious violations such as possessing or selling illegal drugs or committing crimes that will cause an immediate revocation of your probation.

If you find yourself facing a violation of probation charge, you need to mount a strong defense to try and dig yourself out of a potentially deep hole that you are in.

Work With an Experienced Probation Violation Attorney

The courts will frown on your probation violation, and while there are no guarantees as to the outcome after you have done so, working with a probation violation attorney gives you the best chance of attempting to maintain your freedom while negotiating a new set of terms of your probation.

Instead of landing back in jail, your attorney may be able to barter for doing hours of community service, restitution payments, paying added fines, more frequent progress reviews, and a promise to maintain legal and lawful conduct if you are allowed to remain free.

At your hearing, a judge will consider the severity of your violation, the reason for the violation, what your probation history has been and if there are any extenuating circumstances to consider.

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I had been arrested for driving while under suspension for DUI, which carries a mandatory minimum 30 days in jail. In spite of the objections from the prosecutor, Attorney Shalvoy was able to convince the Judge to waive the jail term and only imposed a fine.

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