Probation Violation Attorney in Greenville, NC
Overview of Probation Violations
Probation is the conditional release of a defendant into society in lieu of part or all of his or her term of imprisonment. This occurs after a defendant has been convicted of a crime. Probation may or may not be granted depending on the circumstances of the case, the defendant's criminal history and more. While on probation, the defendant must abide by certain rules.
This may include regular reporting to a probation officer as well as the completion of community service, counseling or the payment of court-ordered fines. The defendant should also refrain from any additional criminal activity and may be prohibited from associating with known criminals. If accused of violating the terms of his or her probation, a defendant may be at risk of going to jail and should seek immediate legal assistance from a knowledgeable probation violation defense lawyer.
Have you been accused of violating your probation?
Have you been accused of a probation violation? One of the most important things you can do at this point is to discuss your legal options in challenging these allegations. A criminal defense attorney at Burch Law Office can talk to you about what we can do to help, representing your rights to the fullest extent of the law. Following are some potential examples of what may qualify as probation violations in Greenville:
- Being arrested for committing a new crime
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Failure to report to the probation officer
- Leaving the state or country without authorization
- Failure to perform community service
- Failure to attend counseling
- Failure to pay court-ordered fines
- Violation of a restraining order
If a defendant is found guilty of a violation of this kind, the court may impose an extended term of probation or may revoke probation and enforce the full term of imprisonment that could have been enforced for the original crime for which the defendant was convicted.
For the aggressive defense counsel you need if accused of or arrested for a violation of probation,
contact a Greenville probation violation defense lawyer
at our firm today.