March 7, 2015
Every year, thousands of individuals are placed on probation either after a jail sentence, or in lieu of going to jail. The terms and conditions of an individual’s probation will vary depending on the specifics of their case, but in any situation, it is important that the terms and conditions are not violated.
Violating the terms and conditions of your probation can result in serious consequences, so if you or your loved one is on probation, make sure you are aware of the specific terms and conditions.
The Basics of Probation
Although individuals on probation are often able to avoid incarceration, they do not maintain the same freedoms as individuals who are not on probation. While the terms and conditions vary on a case-by-case basis, most individuals on probation are required to follow a strict set of guidelines.
Those on probation are under the supervision of their appointed probation officer and are usually required to obtain and maintain a job and a residence. In addition, they are typically required to attend regular meetings with their probation officer. Many are also required to adhere to a curfew, complete random drug tests, and more. In some situations, an individual may have a more detailed and strict set of terms and conditions for their probation. In these cases, keeping track of all of the guidelines can be confusing, so it is especially important to fully understand them so a probation violation is avoided.
What are the Consequences of Violating Probation?
When it comes to the consequences of violating probation, judges tend to have relatively broad discretion when imposing sentences. In any case, if you have violated your probation, you will be arrested and will have a hearing in front of a judge to explain your case. If you are found guilty of probation violation, you may either have additional terms and conditions tacked onto your probation, or you could face imprisonment.
Hire an Experienced Attorney
Violating probation may yield serious consequences if you or your loved one is convicted. This is why it is important to hire a reputable attorney to help defend your rights. The legal team at the Khonsari Law Group can guide you through this trying time and can develop a strong defense for your specific case. To learn more about KLG Attorneys, click here, or schedule a free consultation today.