If you have been charged with a violation of probation, be it based on a parole violation or a new law offense, you’re facing a case unlike what you have seen in the past.
You’re no longer entitled to bond and you’re no longer entitled to a jury. Violations of probations are cases that move much more rapidly through the criminal justice system based largely in part because of the things you are no longer entitled to. Additionally, violations of probation are not judged on an innocence or guilt beyond a reasonable doubt standard. They are judged on a more likely than not standard meaning is it more likely that you did what they are accusing you of, or less likely.
Violation of probation charges can transpire from a number of reasons including:
- A failed drug test
- Failure to report to your probation officer
- Failing to inform your probation officer of a recent move
- Missing a mandatory counseling session
Because you have already been convicted of a crime, you are afforded less protection from the courts so it is extremely important to have legal representation from the very first moments of being charged. You have TOO MUCH AT STAKE not to protect your legal rights.