Former Virginia Magistrate Fighting For You After Probate Violation Charges
If you have been accused of a probation violation, your freedom is at stake. I am an experienced defense attorney in the Richmond, Virginia, area, representing people accused of probation violations.
I am Abraham Del Rio III, listed as a Top Lawyer by The Global Directory of Who’s Who. I am committed to providing exceptional representation for my clients. I understand the stress and anxiety that come with facing accusations and want to help you fight for your freedom.
What Is A Probation Violation?
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 they are 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, a number of actions can be considered violations.
Common examples of probation violations include the following:
- Failure to report to a probation officer
- Failure to appear in court for a scheduled hearing
- Failure to pay court-ordered fines
- Possession or sale of drugs
- Travel outside of designated limits or boundaries
- Committing of or arrest for another crime or offense
What Comes Next?
If your probation officer suspects a violation, they 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.
At Del Rio Law, PLLC, you will discover that I am ready to provide you with a personalized defense strategy. My purpose is to help you protect your freedom and avoid harsher sentencing. To discuss your options during a free phone consultation, contact the firm by email or by phone at 804-352-0227 today.