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WHAT IS A PROBATION VIOLATION?

A probation violation occurs if you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions of your probation.

This could include:

  • Violating the laws of any state or country besides minor traffic infractions
  • Failing to make required payments
  • Leaving the state
  • Missing a urine analysis test
  • Missing an appointment with your probation officer
  • Not completing community service hours on time
  • Skipping a counseling session or class
  • Violating a protective order
  • Using recreational marijuana
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WHAT HAPPENS IF PROBATION IS VIOLATED?

If you violate the terms of your probation, the Probation Department can:

  • Issue a summons for you to return to court
  • Issue an arrest warrant for you

The prosecutor can then file a motion to revoke probation (MRP). A hearing is then held before a judge to determine if you did in fact violate the terms and conditions of your parole. The prosecutor presents evidence and the accused has the opportunity to present their own evidence. The violation must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence, meaning, “more likely than not.” If the violation alleged is a new law violation, the violation must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. It is then up to the judge to determine what the appropriate sentence for the violation of probation is.

Peter B
Burnham Law is who you want on your side for legal representation. They are sharp, strategic and efficient. In my case, opposing counsel was clearly intimidated and I was extremely pleased with the process.

OUTCOME OF PROBATION VIOLATION HEARING

If the court determines you did not violate your probation, you are free to go and will continue to comply with your probation as previously ordered. A finding that you did not violate probation does not end the probation. It continues until the originally scheduled completion date.

If the court finds you did violate probation the possible outcomes are:

  • Probation is revoked and you then must serve a sentence in jail or prison
  • Probation is revoked and reinstated/regranted with or without sanctions
  • Probation is extended and/or additional terms and conditions are added

Communication with your probation officer is key. Keeping them completely up to date with everything you do, even with mistakes you make, establishes trust and provides them with the opportunity to be lenient.

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Criminal Defense
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WHY YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR PROBATION VIOLATIONS

If you have violated your probation or have been accused of a probation violation, it is important to retain an experienced criminal law attorney to represent you at your revocation of probation hearing. A skilled attorney can mitigate the consequences of the alleged violation.

Your attorney can schedule the revocation hearing date in the future, allowing you the opportunity to become compliant before the hearing so that the DA drops the alleged violations. Your attorney can also negotiate with the DA so that you can avoid a hearing and reach an agreed-upon outcome for the violation. If you do go to a hearing, your attorney can present evidence that may result in a finding that you didn’t violate probation.

The attorneys at Burnham Law are experienced in handling probation violation cases and are ready to help you with your case. Contact us today to the help you need by calling 303-990-5308.

Gary
Criminal Defense
Relentless and devoted! A true expert in problem solving! A battle won through hard work and dedication with an innovative way of seeing the judicial system from every possible angle. Her expertise and impressive history in this field have given the advantage needed for success and brought a level of confidence unsurpassed. I love this firm!
Daquiri
Everyone has been friendly , kind , helpful and empathetic... I would highly recommend Burnham Law.
Peter B
Burnham Law is who you want on your side for legal representation. They are sharp, strategic and efficient. In my case, opposing counsel was clearly intimidated and I was extremely pleased with the process.
Dana S
Criminal Defense
Awesome, performance and results! Great communication top-notch performance. Very pleased with the results of her efforts. It's rare these days to actually feel befriended and in moments like these. Thank you... I truly appreciate your help
Gary
Criminal Defense
Relentless and devoted! A true expert in problem solving! A battle won through hard work and dedication with an innovative way of seeing the judicial system from every possible angle. Her expertise and impressive history in this field have given the advantage needed for success and brought a level of confidence unsurpassed. I love this firm!

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