Probation Revocation

Probation is a punishment which may be imposed by a court instead of jail time. Someone “on probation” has either plead guilty to or been found guilty of a crime. After their plea or trial, the judge either sentenced them, but suspended the execution of their sentence (SES), or suspended the imposition of their sentence (SIS). A person violates probation when he or she doesn’t comply with the conditions of his or her probation.
At the probation violation hearing, the judge can consider the probation officer’s report and other information. The penalties for a violation depend on the severity of nature of the violation as well as the severity of charge that they were placed on probation for. There is a chance that a judge will give someone another chance and the first violation will not affect the remaining probation time. Other times, judges will revoke probation and impose the maximum sentence of the underlying crime, which could include jail or prison time. Because judges have great discretion in deciding the sentence for a violation, it is important you choose an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney to help you with your case.
It is important to address revocation matters quickly. Contact our criminal defense attorneys today for a free consultation.