Probation Violation Representation
Probation is often a part of a sentence from a criminal conviction. It is typically used when the Judge imposes a jail term sentence, but suspends a part of the sentence and places a person on probation. This allows the person to live as a free member of the community provided he follows the rules of probation. If any of these rules are broken during the probationary period, a probation violation occurs, which could result in a revocation of ones probation and imposing all the jail time a judge has previously suspended.
Probation can be violated in a number of ways. The most common types of probation violations include the following:
- Failure to report to a probation officer as required
- Failure to comply with orders for community service or to complete programs
- Failure to pay fines or restitution
- Failure to comply with the rules with ones probation imposed by the court
- Being arrested for a new criminal charge while on probation
- Committing crimes while on probation
- Possession of illegal substances while on probation, i.e. drugs or weapons
Typically as soon as a probation violation occurs, an arrest warrant will be issued. When you are arrested, you may be able to pay a bond for your release until your hearing date, or you may be held without bond until the date of your hearing.
As an experienced former prosecutor and Ohio criminal defense attorney, Gregory B. Mathews will always investigate and examine all aspects of your probation in order to dismiss, reduce the charges, or explore alternative sentencing options.
If you have violated the terms of your probation, please contact our office for a Free Consultation.