When alleged to have violated the terms of your probation you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, as a probation violation could affect your criminal sentence.
If you contact Stone Law soon enough, we can work with your probation officer to try and minimize the consequences you will face because of a probation violation. Whether on state or federal probation, you may have the possibility to work out a potential misunderstanding directly with the probation department prior to an actual violation being charged against you in court. Located in Los Angeles, Stone Law defends people charged with state and federal probation violations.
People on probation face a variety of conditions to which they must adhere. The State must prove you violated the terms of your probation, by clear and convincing evidence – a lower standard than is required at trial, which is beyond a reasonable doubt. Sometimes the State will drop the probation violation charge after an attorney has spoken with them about your violation.
If the court finds you to be in violation of the terms of your probation, they can impose serious penalties on you. These penalties may include:
- Revocation of your probation
- The addition of a new probation condition
- Imposition of Sentence – if you had a suspended sentence.
With over 20 years of criminal law experience, Stone Law has the necessary experience to defend people charged with any sort of probation violation, including those related to:
- Failing a drug or alcohol test
- Failing to remain law-abiding
- Not keeping in contact with probation
- Failing to pay restitution, a fine, or court fee
- Not completing community service
- Picking up a new arrest
If you face a probation violation charge, contact Stone Law for a consultation regarding the potential defense to a violation of your probationary terms.