When an individual is charged with a crime and arrested, they may be put on probation. This allows the individual to return to and stay in their community under the supervision of a probation officer. When given this opportunity, they are required to follow the rules and specified directions of the officer looking over them. In the event that an individual fails to follow these rules, they may be subject to a range of consequences. This may include possible incarceration. There are some cases in which an individual is not even aware that they are violating their probation. A probation violation is a very serious offense in the state of Georgia. An experienced attorney can help an individual understand the terms of their probation and handle any possible violations.
Terms of Probation
Probation allows an individual to serve their time for the crime they committed in their community outside of jail. This gives them the chance to continue their life and have the opportunity to rehabilitate. The conditions of a person’s probation can change depending on the situation. Some conditions an individual may be required to follow while on probation can include but is not limited to:
- Reporting to a probation officer for check-ins
- Restriction on drugs and alcohol
- Restrictions on weapons
- Travel restrictions
When an individual is put on probation, this comes with certain stipulations and requirements to be followed. Failure to abide by terms of probation are considered violations. This may include failing to report to a probation officer, not paying probation fines, moving out of the country or state without permission to do so, or committing another crime. In the state of Georgia, violations are categorized. These categories include:
- Technical violation: The individual did not follow the conditions of their probation
- Special condition violation: A violation of a basic rule that was tailored to a specific situation
- Misdemeanor violation: The individual commits a misdemeanor
- Felony violation: The individual violates the terms of their probation by committing a felony
In the event that an individual violates the terms of their probation, a warrant may be issued for their arrest. A judge will then decide whether or not the individual may be sentenced to finish the rest of their probation in jail or have their probation reinstated.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know is facing probation and needs the assistance of experienced legal counsel, contact The Alfred Law Firm, LLC. today.
Alfred Law Firm, LLC is proud to serve clients in Georgia when they face legal matters related to family law and criminal defense. When legal issues arise, it is important to have the guidance of an experienced attorney that can help you obtain a favorable outcome. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.