A Probation Violation Could Land You In Jail
Probation always seems like a great idea if the other option is going to jail. But, what many people do not consider is that probation can be a challenge to stay in compliance with. Further, failing to comply with the terms of your probation is in itself another crime.
If you are facing charges of having violated your probation, you need to take those allegations seriously. Depending on what happens in your hearing, you can be taken directly from the court to jail. It is imperative that you have an experienced attorney there to help protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
Understanding The Consequences Of A Probation Violation
The consequences of a violation often depend on the circumstances and the nature of the alleged violation. While the court may not take failing to show up for a court hearing or not reporting to your probation officer as seriously as drunk driving or possessing drugs, any violation is serious.
If you are found to have violated your probation, your probation period could be extended or even revoked, and it is possible that you might be required to serve your original jail sentence for the original charge. This is why it’s important to seek the right representation to protect your interests and freedom.
Work With Attorneys Who Have A Proven Track Record
We have experience helping clients avoid additional penalties for alleged violations of probation. If you have been charged with a probation violation in the Clearwater, Florida, area, contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Donnelly by phone or email below.