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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with Probation Violation

What is Probation Violation?

probation violationIf you have been convicted of a crime and are on probation, the last thing you want is to wind up back in court.  Unfortunately, probation violations are common and can arise from a variety of technical violations.  When sentenced, your probation will have a predetermined length and if, at any point during that probation, you are found to be in violation, you could face additional charges or an extension of your probation.  If you have been charged with probation violation, hire an attorney right away because probation court operates very differently from typical criminal court.

How Probation Court is Different From Criminal Court

Probation court is unique because you have already been convicted of a crime and you are not entitled to the same level of protections that a typical citizen would be given. In fact, in a criminal court the prosecutor would have to prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt but in probation court all that must be proved is a preponderance of evidence which is much easier to prove.  Probation violations can arise for a variety of seemingly “minor” things and before you know it, you are in court for probation violation.  While the reasons may seem minor, it is important to understand that, in the State of Arizona, probation violations are taken very seriously.  Often, a judge will simply sentence you for probation violation unless you present a very strong defense which the average person cannot do.

How Can Alcock Law Help You With Your Probation Violation

At Alcock Law, we have extensive experience handling probation violations and know how to best represent you to help you avoid things like additional jail time, fines or additional months on probation.  We know that there are many occasions where other causes may be behind the alleged probation violation you have been charged with.  For example, perhaps you experienced economic hardship, transportation issues, family problems, or the charges just may be the result of a miscommunication.  Allow us to strongly and accurately present the facts to the judge, giving you the best chance at being granted a second chance.  If your probation violation charge is the result of facing a new charge, Alcock Law can work to combine the cases which will help you avoid having new charges being run consecutively.  Don’t simply accept a probation violation charge without putting up a fight.  Contact us if you think you will be charged with or have already been charged with probation violation.  We will use our extensive experience in probation violation cases and knowledge of the court system to give you the best chance at a positive outcome.

 

 

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