Oakland County Probation Violation Attorney
Accused of violating your probation?
Probation is often given in lieu of jail time. An individual who has served only part of a sentence may be let out early and put on probation. Similarly, those who have been convicted of a crime but not made to serve jail time will be put on probation instead.
Probation is a possibility for those who have committed felonies and misdemeanors. Those who have committed a crime that is considered of a higher order such as capital crimes are not eligible for probation.
While on probation, the person is under certain regulations prescribed by the court. This includes the following:
- Not possessing any firearms
- Refraining from drugs and alcohol
- Maintaining or Obtaining a job
- Obeying a curfew
- Following the orders of your probation officer
- Arrested for a new criminal charge
If you forget to check in with your probation officer or report for community service, you may be charged with violation of probation. To find out how you can avoid a jail sentence, speak with an Oakland County criminal defense lawyer during a free consultation immediately.
Probation Violation Penalties in Michigan
Any violation of your probation could potentially land you in jail. An attorney can advise you of your rights and may be able to provide proper evidence to the court that shows the circumstances were beyond your control.
Attorney Daniel D. Hajji can build a strong defense for clients who have violated probation and greatly improve your chances of remaining on probation.
If you are being charged with a violation of probation and now face jail time, the last thing you should do is fail to appear at your hearing. If you fail to show up, the court will generate a bench warrant with your name on it and you will only have further contempt issues to deal with. Speak with a criminal defense attorney, Daniel D. Hajji, and get your probation situation back on track before it is too late.