Richmond Probation Violation Lawyer

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Probation is usually given in lieu of jail or prison time, allowing a defendant convicted of a crime to have his or her freedom while still being under the supervision of the court. Sometimes, however, probation will follow a short jail sentence. Usually there is a suspended sentence and as long as the "probationer" abides by the rules of their probation, they remain free until their probation period ends. The length of time on probation is up to the courts.

Probationers report to their probation officers who supervise the defendants to make sure that they are in compliance with requirements. A violation of probation is serious. Any sentence that was suspended could be reinstated which could mean considerable jail time. This is why, if you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you need to speak with a Richmond criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Examples of Probation Violations

Some common violations of probation include:

  • Getting arrested again
  • Committing any new crime
  • Using illegal drugs
  • Failing to meet with a probation officer
  • Failure to appear in court
  • Leaving the state without permission

Staying out of trouble is always a prerequisite of probation. Probation officers will routinely give urine screens to test for illegal drugs in your system. If the probationer is found to be using drugs, a violation is almost certain. Learn more in the Code of Virginia § 19.2-306.

Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyers with Over 60 Years' Experience

If charged with violation of probation, you should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. An experienced Richmond criminal attorney can work to convince a judge that this was an isolated incident, provide information as to your usual compliance, and ideally keep you out of jail.

Begin with a free consultation with a member of our team: Call Carlson & Collier today!

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