The continuing threat of prison provides a powerful incentive for people on probation not only to remain law abiding but also to comply with the conditions and requirements of their probationary sentence. In the event of a violation of any term of probation, the probation officer has the discretion to file a complaint with the court. The judge then decides whether to revoke the grant of probation and reinstate a suspended jail or prison term.
If you are facing the possibility of revocation on the basis of a violation of any condition of your probation or for having been arrested on new charges, contact an experienced defense lawyer at Michael K. Allen & Associates. Our experience with the resolution of probation violations can help you avoid the prospect of incarceration in situations such as the following:
- Failure to maintain contact with your probation officer
- Violation of such requirements as completing alcohol or drug dependency treatment, anger management counseling, parenting classes, or remedial driving courses
- Failing an alcohol or drug test
- Failing to show up for an alcohol or drug test
- Associating with known criminals
- Violating the terms of a domestic violence protective order
- Failing to register as a sex offender
- Failing to report a change of address or employment status
- Conviction for a new offense
If you have been arrested for new criminal charges, the situation is even more serious. Not only can probation on the original sentence be revoked, but any sentence on conviction of the new offense might be added to run after completion of the original sentence.
As former prosecutors, we understand how to work with probation officers to resolve problems, ideally before they even get into court for a revocation hearing. Contact us today to learn how one of our experienced Cincinnati, OH criminal defense attorneys can help you.