Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C.Violation of Probation Defense Attorneys
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At Portner & Shure, P.A., our knowledgeable Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. criminal defense attorneys will work diligently on your behalf to either reduce the penalties or win your probation violation case. Our top-rated attorneys have been providing fierce legal guidance for more than 25 years and have secured countless successful results.
Common types of PRobation Violations
Typically, a probation violation case occurs when one refuses, ignores, avoids, or does not comply with the terms of probation at any time during his or her probation period.
There are several ways in which one can violate probation, including:
- Failing to appear at a court-scheduled appointment
- Using, possessing, or selling illegal drugs
- Failing to pay certain required fines ordered by the court
- Committing another criminal offense
- Failing to report to the designated probation officer
- Visiting a particular person or place without the probation officer’s permission
- Getting arrested, even if it is not a criminal offense
What Happens After a Probation Violation?
If you violated the terms of your probation, your probation officer might issue a warning or require you to appear in court for a violation hearing. Your probation officer will consider the severity of your violation, past warnings or violations, and any other pertinent details before issuing a warning or requesting a hearing. If your probation officer asks you to appear in court, he or she will request some type of penalty for your violation.
If you are found guilty during your hearing, you will attend sentencing shortly after. The judge will consider several factors before sentencing, including repeat offenses and the nature of the offense.
What are the PEnalties for Violating Your Probation?
Depending on the specific details of your circumstances, a probation violation might pack some rather stiff penalties, including jail time, steep fines, or an extended probation period. It is crucial to seek skilled legal guidance at this time to fight back against the charges.
Know Your Rights
Of you are charged with a probation violation, you should understand your rights to avoid or reduce the potential penalties.
You have the right to:
- Receive a written notice of charges raised against you regarding your probation violation
- Be heard in court by a neutral judge
- Retain legal representation
- Present witnesses or evidence to refute the claims against you
Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney
If you were charged with violating the terms of your probation, you need an experienced, fierce legal advocate on your side to fight on your behalf. At Portner & Shure, P.A. in Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C., our top-rated criminal defense attorneys are committed to providing aggressive representation and a vigorous defense that can make a difference in your life. You can rest assured that, when you choose to work with us, your case will be in capable hands.
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