Criminal Defense Attorney Handling Probation Violations
There are various ways in which you can violate your probation. Often, if you have had no prior arrests or convictions and are convicted of a crime, you may receive probation rather than jail time because of being a first time offender, or committing only a minor crime. Regardless of why you were able to receive probation, it is still given with strict guidelines that you must follow or you run the risk of completing your sentence in jail. Probation has a term, just as any sentence would, which could last from several months to years depending on the severity of the crime. Anyone violating their probation can end up in jail with no notice, especially if a bench warrant was issued.
Some common reasons for probation violations are:
- Failing to appear for a court appearance
- Unpaid fines assigned by the court
- Not reporting to your probation officer
- Not completing your community service
- Not completing a rehabilitation program
- Not following the guidelines of probation
- Being arrested
- Committing another crime
- Possession of drugs
- Possession of a weapon
If you find that you have violated your probation and wish to avoid arrest, or have already been arrested following a violation, contact a criminal defense attorney from Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC to help you through your legal circumstance. You may have valid reasons for having violated your probation and our office will work hard to present a defense on your behalf.
Defense For Probation Violations
Violating your probation is not a light matter, it can quickly end you up in jail facing additional fines and penalties. These matters can usually be quickly sorted out with the help of a strong defense who knows the criminal justice system. For a dedicated and hard working Mississippi criminal defense lawyer, contact Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law, PLLC, serving South Mississippi and the Gulf Coast.