If you have been accused of a probation violation, your freedom is at stake. The Richmond criminal defense attorney at Del Rio Law, PLLC provides dedicated legal advocacy to protect the rights of the accused. Abraham Del Rio as a Top Lawyer by The Global Directory of Who’s Who for his exceptional representation of his clients. He understands the stress and anxiety that comes with facing accusations and wants to help you fight for your freedom.
A probationary period is a time during which an individual who has been convicted of a crime must regularly report to a designated officer to demonstrate that he or she is complying with any and all conditions ordered by the court. This period is either applied as an initial sentence or as an early release program for individuals serving out jail sentences.
Breaking the terms of your probation may result in an extension of your probationary period, additional terms, higher fines, and even possible jail time. Depending on the conditions of your probation, there are a number of actions that can be considered violations.
If your probation officer suspects a violation, he or she may either issue a warning or order you to appear in court. If you are required to attend a probation violation hearing, a judge will determine whether or not the violation occurred and the appropriate penalties. As with any criminal proceeding, you have the right to an attorney who can represent you and present evidence and witnesses for your defense.