Probation Violations Lawyer
Accused of violating your probation? Call Us For Defense in Dahlonega & Cumming
When involved in a criminal case in Georgia, the court has the power to place an accused individual on probation instead of issuing jail or prison time. For this to happen, the court generally has to see that the defendant in question is not likely to be involved in criminal conduct in the future. The probation period will usually be less than the potential jail sentence would be. Unfortunately, the consequences for violating a probation order can end up being harsher than serving the original jail sentence. If you have been arrested or accused of being in violation of your probation order, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Georgia to help you avoid the potential consequences.
Contact me at Richman Law Firm by calling (678) 829-2826 and we can discuss your case.
Why You Need a Probation Violations Attorney in Cumming
There are some things that you get when working with my firm that you cannot find with any other criminal defense firm. The top 5 reasons to choose Richman Law Firm as your probation violation defense are:
- I am available to my clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- You will get one-on-one attention from me
- Your initial consultation with me is completely free
- I have handled thousands of cases, many involving probation violations
- I am a former prosecutor, so I have experience on that side of the courtroom
I see the utmost importance of treating my clients with respect and doing all that I can to help them in their time of need. When facing a probation violation offense, there are serious penalties on the line and I want to help you avoid all of them. Start now by scheduling your free case evaluation with me.
What is a probation violation?
All too often, those accused of violating their probation had no idea that they were doing so. It is common that people violate their probation on accident and end up facing serious consequences for an honest mistake. All of the following are considered probation violations in Georgia:
- Failure to report to a meeting with a probation officer
- Failure to appear at a court-ordered hearing
- Failure to pay restitution or fines
- Being arrested for a new offense
- Failure to meet a requirement in your order
There are other ways probation can be violated and it depends on the specific requirements in your order. If there is a special condition in your probation and you do not comply in any way, you may be looking at a probation violation offense.
What are the Penalties for a Probation Violation?
If you are found to be guilty of a probation violation, there are several different outcomes that may arise in your case. There are times when your probation officer may decide that a warning is sufficient for the violation. Other times, the consequences are more severe. The Judge can impose any of the following:
- Extended probation sentence
- Additional terms in your probation order
- Brief jail time
- Revoked probation and a remainder of your sentence served in prison
Probation violations are serious and you could end up serving signification jail time as a result. Team up with a qualified criminal defense attorney in Cumming & Dahlonega to make sure you have a strong defense. I am Attorney AJ Richman and I can help you defend against your alleged probation violation. I offer a free case evaluation where we can discuss your unique circumstances and the best path to take moving forward.
Call my firm today to set up your free consultation and we can get started!