Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered a probation violation?
There are a number of things that could be considered a probation violation. Some examples include:
- Failing to report to your probation officer,
- Failing to complete court-ordered community service hours.
- Failing to pay fines or restitution.
- Testing positive for drugs or alcohol.
- Associating with known criminals or gang members.
- Committing another crime.
What is the penalty for a probation or parole violation?
If you are accused of violating the terms of your probation, you will be subject to a hearing in front of a judge. At this hearing, the prosecutor will have to prove that you violated the terms of your probation. If the judge finds that you did violate your probation, they could impose a number of different penalties. These could include:
- Extending the length of your probation.
- Adding additional conditions to your probation, such as drug treatment or community service.
- Incarceration – either in jail or prison.
It is important to note that if you are accused of violating your probation, you have the right to an attorney. You should exercise this right and contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you defend against the allegations and protect your rights.
How can a criminal defense attorney help me if I’ve been charged with a probation or parole violation?
When you are on probation or parole, the last thing you want is to get into trouble and have your freedom taken away. Unfortunately, many people find themselves in this situation. If you are accused of violating your probation or parole, it is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to defend these cases. Attorney Jay Fenton has years of experience defending people who are facing probation or parole violation charges. He knows what could cause your probation or parole to be revoked, and he will fight aggressively to protect your freedom. Contact the Fenton Law Office today for a free consultation about your case. We will review the facts of your situation and let you know what we can do to help.
What is the best time to hire a lawyer to defend me in a revocation case?
Facing a probation violation is a serious matter with potentially severe consequences. If you are accused of violating your probation, you need to take immediate action and contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Fenton Law Office, we understand what is at stake and we will fight for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with Attorney Jay Fenton. We will review your case and discuss your legal options. Call us now at 414- 271-1440 or fill out our online form to get started.