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Probation Violation Consequences in Ohio

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:

  • Failure to report to one's probation officer
  • Failing a UA (or Urine Analysis)
  • Failure to complete community service as mandated by the court
  • Failure to pay fines or restitution as mandated by the court
  • Commission of an additional crime

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:

  • Probation length is extended
  • Terms are added to your probation
  • Must spend a brief time in jail
  • Loss of probationary rights and sentenced to serve the rest of term in prison

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:

  • Attending classes or counseling
  • Paying fees or restitution
  • Community service
  • Submit to home observations by parole officer
  • Submit to unannounced drug or alcohol testing

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For over 15 years, The Meranda Law Firm LTD has represented countless individuals throughout Columbus and Newark in their criminal defense cases, from those that involve probation violations to those involving warrants and appeals. Our mission is to provide each client with personal, high quality legal service that maximizes their chances of a successful outcome to their case. We are available to assist you in your probation violation case, by defending you in court and possibly obtaining a resolution that is advantageous to you.

Contact our firm today to consult a Columbus attorney for your probation violation case during a free, confidential initial case evaluation!

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    No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
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