You’ve been accused of violating your probation.
One of our experienced criminal defense attorneys will conduct a probation violation hearing where they will argue that you did not violate probation and/or that you deserve leniency in your case.
If you’ve been charged with a probation violation, you have the right to an evidentiary hearing on the matter. The prosecution has the burden of bringing forth witnesses that can prove by a preponderance of the evidence that you violated the terms of your probation.
You or your attorney has a right to:
- Cross examine witnesses testifying against you;
- Force your witnesses to come to court;
- Have an attorney at every stage of the process.
Probation is an agreement between you and the court whereby the court suspends your jail or prison sentence in exchange for you meeting certain conditions for a period of time. Typical probation conditions might include: violate no laws, allow yourself to be searched by law enforcement personnel without probable cause, fines and fees to the court or victim(s), stay away order, required counseling/treatment program, and public work service or community service. Once you’re placed on probation, if you do not comply with the agreement, the court will hold a probation violation hearing to determine the resolution. We successfully represent our clients in probation revocation hearings and have commonly achieved great results at this stage of a case.