Yuma Probation Violations Attorney
Probation is a sentence that the court imposes in lieu of incarceration, but it is not exactly a get-out-of-jail-free card. Every probation sentence has terms that the offender must follow. Violation of those terms can result in a violation of probation charge and can lead to the court imposing the severe penalties that the sentence of probation avoided. Terms of the probation include things like staying out of trouble with the law, drug testing, community service, keeping appointments with the court, and showing up for required meetings with your probation officer. There is also supervised and unsupervised probation.
Intensive probation involves close supervision, surveillance, or home detention. Standard supervision occurs when the offender reports to an officer regularly. Unsupervised probation is when the probationer is required to complete the terms within a shorter period of time. Informal supervision can be required as part of a plea bargain when there has been no conviction. Sometimes it is very difficult to abide by the terms and rules of probation and one winds up in probation violation and has a whole new legal problem to deal with. When this happens you need an experienced Yuma criminal defense lawyer to keep the situation from becoming disastrous.
Yuma Probation Violations Lawyer
Dwane Cates Law Group, P.L.L.C. is experienced in handling probation violations in Yuma. Our firm can mount an aggressive defense as soon as we get the case to increase the chances of a better outcome. We may be able to negotiate with the court on your behalf to have the probation violation charge dismissed so that you get a second chance to fulfill the terms of your probation. If you do have to go to court, we may be able to prevail and keep you out of custody until your case can be heard.
The court takes a very dim view of probation violations. It is possible that the maximum sentence for the original crime will be imposed plus additional time and other penalties for the probation violation itself. Your freedom is at stake and you need the best representation available to help you preserve it.
Contact a Yuma Probation Violations Attorney for aggressive representation if you are facing any type of probation violation charge.