Violating your probation could earn you many potentially detrimental consequences that could have lasting negative effects on your life. Violating your probation can lead to many issues due to the strict conditions that go along with any violation, big or small. In some cases, the violator might be sentenced to serve out their original sentence. Unfortunately, violating probation is an easy thing to do, because the conditions of the probation are so strict and must be followed exactly.
The conditions of a probation will be based on what the Judge seems fit and what type of offense was committed, but the most common probation conditions are:
- Reporting to a probation officer on a regular basis
- A ban of drugs or alcohol, this is not with all cases
- Drug testing that is either done randomly or on a regular basis
- Unable to be in possession of any type of weapon
- Must cooperate with probation officer at all times
- Your probation officer is allowed to conduct searches of vehicle, person, or house at any time they please
- Unable to travel
- Unable to be in association with known gang members or felons
- Parolee MUST comply with all laws and be an upstanding citizen
- Employment or schooling must be kept at all times and approved by the probation officer
- Payment for supervision by parole officer is paid by parolee
If you are found to be in violation of your probation, you can be issued an arrest warrant without prior warning – meaning you could be taken into the custody of law enforcement officers at any time. If you are convicted of a probation violation, you can face substantial fines, possible jail time, having your probation revoked or extended, and losing your freedom. It’s not something you want to take lightly.
There are several possible ways to violate your probation, which you may or may not be aware of. You can be charged with violating your probation for:
- Failure to complete a court ordered class or program
- Failure to appear in court as scheduled
- Being arrested while on probation
- Committing another crime while on probation
- Failure to maintain employment
- Possession of firearm
- Refusing to partake in a drug test, or failing a drug test
- Failure to report to your probation officer
- Failure to follow curfew
- Leaving the jurisdiction
If you violate your probation in any way, it could greatly benefit you to hire The Defenders so that they can go before the judge to schedule a hearing where it will be determined if your probation was violated or not. If you continue to follow your probation terms, this will show the judge your willingness to comply and can help demonstrate your willingness to follow the strict probation terms.
Our goal is to help you get back into compliance with your probation orders, and to preserve your rights and freedoms. You don’t have to let a probation violation set you back, or leave you with lasting consequences that have a negative impact on your life. Call The Defenders today to discuss your probation and possible violations. We will inform you of your legal rights and all of the options available to you. We will work hard to give you the best defense possible to help you fight the charges against you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the first thing I should do if I violated my probation?
If you have violated your probation or think you may have violated your probation, it is essential you contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Even if it is your first time violating your probation, for a felony or misdemeanor charge, your probation officer will likely file a report that provokes the court to issue a warrant for your arrest. There may be a no bond for the warrant, meaning you should hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible so he can talk to the prosecutor and probation officer about the violation.
Las Vegas Probation Violation Criminal Defense Attorney – The Defenders
It is important you contact The Defenders immediately so we can start creating an aggressive defense for your case. The Defenders delivers an honest and straightforward response to your charges while providing you personable and communicative involvement throughout the duration of your case. We’re aggressive when we need to be, compassionate when it counts, and always dedicated to your success. That’s what makes us The Defenders, a proud branch of the Richard Harris Law Firm.
We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure you get the best judgment for your case. We are available day and night to start the process. Simply fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 702.333.3333.You don’t have to go through this alone, call us today!
The firm is led by attorney K. Ryan Helmick of The Defenders, who is experienced in dozens of criminal law matters. He and his team have helped thousands of people with their cases. It is his passion. Read more about Ryan here.