Probation Violations Lawyer
Being on probation means that you’ve been convicted of a criminal offense and now must comply with specific guidelines. Failure to comply with the guidelines allows the State to arrest you with violation of your probation. The most common probation violations are failing drug or alcohol tests, failure to pay fines or restitution and failure to maintain employment.
Probation violation cases are far easier for the State to prove compared to the original criminal case. In a standard criminal case, the State must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that you committed a crime. In probation violation cases, the standard is simply a “preponderance of the evidence”.
After being arrested on a warrant for probation violation, it is extremely rare to be granted bond. In most cases, you must sit in jail until your case can be tried which can take up to 30 days. If possible, we will attempt to negotiate with the State to allow you to get out of jail earlier.