Violation of Probation
WHAT HAPPENS IF I VIOLATE MY PROBATION?
If you violated the terms of your probation, the following consequences may result:
- Extended probationary period
- Amended probation terms
- Probation revoked and original sentence reinstated
- Possible prison or jail time
- Probation reinstated with different terms
- Physical Labor (work alternative)
- Community service
- Treatment program
- No option for later expungement of record
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF CHARGED WITH VIOLATING MY PROBATION?
An effective probation violation attorney may dramatically influence the judge's decision at a probation proceeding, possibly resulting in reduced prison time, and, in some cases, avoiding a jail sentence altogether. When facing probation violation charges, it is critical to speak with a criminal defense attorney experienced in such matters. I have years of experience and a track record to prove it. I will review the details of your probation violation and look for charge reductions and options for alternative sentencing.
There is usually a compelling reason for why a person has failed to comply with probation. The Law Office Of Peter A Duarte can defend you at probation violation hearings by employing a strategy explaining and corroborating the reason for your probation noncompliance and also challenging evidence against you.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAROLE AND PROBATION?
Probation follows a county jail sentence. A person serving a state prison sentence would be paroled after their sentence is completed. Probation may also be granted when the defendant’s sentence does not include jail time.
Contact us online or call (707) 541-7100 if you face probation or parole violation hearings.