Michigan Probation Violation Attorney
In order to successfully complete probation, there are specific conditions and restrictions that you or your loved one must follow. If you or your loved one find that one or more of these conditions or restriction have been violated, your probation officer may report these violations to the Court. A probation violation may lead to very serious consequences, including revoking your probation, jail time, steep fines, community service, and placement in a rehabilitation facility. These penalties can devastate one’s life at a time when they are in the process of working to better their life.
Probation is granted by a judge in a criminal case and is a sentence that allows an offender to reside in their community under the supervision of a probation officer, rather than being incarcerated. This decision is made on the basis of a study of the offender’s background and the likelihood of success.
The attorneys at Goldman & Associates know how serious a probation violation charge is and understand that there are always two sides to every story. And although the prosecutor and probation officer will likely only focus on the bad side, we will ensure that the Court hears your side. We will work diligently to make certain that the Court has all of the information, including all of the progress that you have made or any extenuating circumstances that may exist. If you or a loved one is facing a probation violation, contact one of the experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive attorneys at Goldman & Associates today. We will assist you in traversing the violation process and fight to retain your liberty.
Michigan Probation Violation Law Facts
Probation usually carries with it certain terms that must be fulfilled. Usually this requires individuals who are on probation to check in with their probation officer at specified times, notify them of any change in address or living situation, and sometimes, to submit to random drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, most probation sentences will carry with them the expectation that the individual refrain from criminal activity. This means that if an individual on probation commits a crime, they are guilty not only of that crime, but of the additional crime of violating the terms of their probation. Probation violations of any type are serious, and can sometimes lead to a revocation of probationary privileges and jail time.