Probation Violations

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What happens if you violate probation:

Breaking any of the rules or conditions set in a probation order at any time during the probation period is considered a violation. If a probation officer learns that a person has violated their parole, they can issue a probation violation warning or require attendance to a probation violation hearing.

If a judge rules that the terms of probation have been violated, a person can face additional terms to their probation, expensive fines, a revoked probation, jail time, or more. If you think you have violated your probation, you should immediately consult with an attorney.

Rights you have at a probation revocation hearing:

At a revocation hearing, the prosecuting attorney has to prove that the person accused of violating their parole, more likely than not, violated a term or condition contained in the probation order. A defendant has the right to be informed about any new charges against them and can present evidence before a neutral judge that might support their defense case or discredit the evidence brought against them.

A probation hearing doesn’t guarantee jail time:

Having your probation revoked does not mean you will automatically be sent to jail. A judge has a few alternative options they can use during sentencing. A judge can add more time to the probation order, impose additional fines, or require counseling or other treatment programs. A judge can also order a brief jail sentence or require the entire original sentence to be served. Bail hearings can be requested for probation violations as well.

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