If you are subject to a probation revocation hearing for any reason, obtain legal assistance as soon as possible. Probation revocation hearings are not subject to the “beyond a reasonable doubt” burden of proof and the prosecution only has to prove that you most likely committed the offense that you are accused of. When probation is given in lieu of a jail sentence, the judge is free to impose rules and conditions that may include not drinking alcohol for a set period of time and not spending time with certain individuals. If you break the rules and conditions of your probation, you can be sent to jail in the same manner as would be the case if you broke the law. Also, if your probation is revoked, you may or may not be entitled to a bond.
No matter how you have revoked your probation, our law firm can help you. We will examine your situation and make a recommendation as to the best course of action. If you are found to have violated your probation, a judge can order jail time, impose a fine, require that you attend additional counseling or extend the length of your probation.
If you have been accused of violating your probation, please contact our office for a consultation.