Those who violate their probation terms are subject to a revocation of their probation and a return to jail or prison. If you have been charged with a probation violation, it is strongly recommended that you contact a Columbus probation violation attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can defend you in court with the intention of securing a result in which you avoid further incarceration.
There are a variety of actions that can lead to one being charged with violation of their probation, such as:
When a probation officer believes that someone has committed one of the above offenses, or a similar offense, their first action is to notify the court, which usually issues an immediate warrant for the defendant's arrest. The defendant can then be held until a sentencing judge is available to hear their case.
In many instances, a reasonable explanation exists for the circumstances that lead to the person being charged with violation of their probation, and an experienced attorney can present that explanation to the judge with the intention of obtaining a dismissal of the charges.
The penalties for violating probation might include any of the following:
Additionally, after you are initially arrested with charges of violating your probation, you may be denied the right to a bond. This means you will have to wait in jail until your hearing.
Probationary terms that might be added to your sentence include:
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