Warrants & Probation Violations
Probation is a promise to live according to a set of terms and conditions, as an alternative to confinement, for non violent crimes, for a specific period of time. Breaking any condition of a probation or legal laws may be considered a violation.
Judges under the right circumstances and right defense can choose to give second chances, and keep the original terms intact. Skilled attorneys are experienced in criminal probation law and will argue against revocation or a modification.
Do I Have A Warrant? Free Warrant Search
If unsure, the best way to find out is through an – Online Warrant Search:
- government websites of cities, states or federal have the most up to date information regarding outstanding warrants
Statute of limitations probation violation
Statues of limitations ensure that convictions are based on evidence that has not deteriorated over time. Depending on the crime, after a specific number of years, if the statute of limitations has expired, a person may be able charged. However, in probation violations, there it is not an issues of statute but whether the violation occurred while the accused was on probation.
Probation Violation Consequences
Parties guilty can be punished to the maximum sentence of the original case.
Other consequences of a probation violation include and depend on the seriousness and nature of the violation
- extension of the length of your probation
- ineligibility for expungement of the offense
- additional fines
- jail time
Parole versus Probation
What is the difference between Probation and Parole? Probation and parole are both alternatives to incarceration.
There are rules and guidelines in both situations that parties are supervised parities are expected to follow.
Outstanding Arrest Warrants?
Warrants and violations of probation (VOP) are serious matters that could easily result in jail time without effective legal representation at the time of arrest or hearing. We recommend securing competent counsel as early as possible to ensure you are protected.
At the Law Offices of Debra S. White, we will contact law enforcement, the court, and/or the prosecuting agency to assess your situation. We will advise you of your options and can take care of the matter prior to you getting picked up or appearing in court for your hearing. With advance preparation we can minimize the potential negative consequences and also prepare for any bail, motions, and special needs.
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