Probation can be granted by a judge in lieu of jail time. The terms of probation can vary and can include conditions such as community service, fines, loss of driving privileges, restitution, therapy, rehabilitation and drug testing. Violating probation is an offense that should be taken seriously, as it can lead to severe consequences, including incarceration. Consult with a Probation Violation lawyer at The Bellantoni Law Firm to learn how we can mitigate the allegations and defend you against a violation of probation.
Probation violations can be categorized as "technical" violations (such as failing to follow administrative requirements) or "substantive" violations (such as committing a new crime).
Situations that can lead to a violation of probation include:
Depending on the nature of your alleged violations, the probation officer may issue a warning or require that you attend a probation violation hearing. During the hearing, a judge will hear your case to determine whether a violation occurred. If the judge finds you guilty of probation violation, you may be ordered to serve time in jail, have your probation revoked or your original sentence reinstated.
We understand that sometimes a violation may have been out of your control or the result of a misunderstanding. You have a right to be represented by an attorney who can help you build a strong defense. Our attorneys can advocate for you and push for the best possible outcome. We have broad experience representing a wide range of probation violations and are able to provide counsel for probation hearings, negotiate with probation officers, and more.
If you are being accused of violating probation, schedule a case evaluation with an attorney at our firm. We can review your case and explain more about your options.
Contact us at (914) 367-0090 to get started.