Defending Georgia Clients in Probation Violation Cases
Being arrested can be a terrible situation. Fortunately, some people are provided a way in which they can stay in their community under the supervision of a probation officer. If this is an option for you, it is important to follow the rules and directions of the officer. Failure to do so can subject you to a range of issues, including incarceration. There are many situations where a person can unknowingly find themselves violating probation. Sometimes, a probation violation can occur at the hands of another person. A probation violation is a serious offense that requires the attention of an experienced attorney. The Alfred Law Firm is an effective criminal defense law firm located in the Atlanta area. Our firm understands how significant this legal matter is and we will work zealously to protect your rights and fight for your future. For a consultation to discuss your legal matter and options, contact the Alfred Law Firm today.
What are the terms of probation?
Probation allows a person guilty of certain crimes to stay in the community to serve their time in a mitigated fashion. They are not in jail, giving them the opportunity to continue their life and rehabilitate. The conditions of probation vary. A person put on probation may have some or all of the following conditions to follow:
- Reporting to a probation officer for check-ins
- Restriction on drugs and alcohol
- Restrictions on weapons
- Travel restrictions
How does one violate probation?
Probation often comes with regulations and directions that must be followed. Typical ways you can violate probation include, failing to report to your probation officer, failing to pay your probation fees or fines, moving out of the county or state without authorization, and committing a new crime. Georgia categorizes violations as followed:
- Technical violation: You did not follow the conditions of probation
- Special condition violation: Violation of a basic rule that was tailored to one’s specific situation
- Misdemeanor violation: The subject of probation commits a misdemeanor
- Felony violation: The subject of probation violates terms by committing a felony
What happens if I violate probation?
Once any of these events occurs, the probation office will likely violate you and issue a warrant for your arrest. The judge will decide whether to sentence you to finish out the rest of your probation behind bars or to reinstate your probation. It is important to have an attorney that can negotiate with the court and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact our firm to discuss your case
If you or a loved one have a pending warrant for probation revocation or have been arrested for violating probation, our firm is ready to help. This legal matter is dire and deserves the attention of a serious and effective attorney. The Alfred Law Firm has years of experience guiding clients through these difficult times, always providing zealous representation and advocacy. Contact our firm to discuss your legal situation. Contact the Alfred Law Firm.