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Charles Magill

Fresno Defense Attorneys | Fresno Criminal Defense | Central Valley Criminal Defense Law Firm

Probation Violation

Fresno Probation Violations

Persons who are on probation are expected to strictly comply with the terms of their probation. Failure to do so may result in penalties, including incarceration. A Fresno criminal defense attorney may be able to help you avoid having your probation revoked.

Probation can be part of a sentence after a person is convicted of a crime. A judge may decide to allow probation in lieu of jail time. Probation allows a defendant to continue some semblance of a normal life, albeit with some supervision and monitoring. For instance, the person may be able to go to work, go to college, live at home with his family and lead an otherwise normal life. However, he may also be required to comply with certain requirements to maintain his probation. For instance, a court may mandate that he appear before the court regularly, or undergo mandatory drug testing.

Basically, probation requires a person to be on his very best behavior. Even the slightest error or misjudgment could mean a revocation of probation, and result in incarceration.

Your probation may be in violation of probation under any of the following circumstances:

  • If you fail to report to a probation officer
  • If you fail to appear in court as scheduled
  • If you fail to pay a fine as scheduled
  • If you fail to comply with a court order to undergo a rehabilitation program
  • If you fail to perform community service
  • If you do not comply with other terms of your probation, such as keeping away from certain locations or individuals
  • If you are found in contact with criminals
  • If you are found in possession of firearms or weapons
  • If you are found in possession of illegal drugs
  • If you have committed crimes
  • If you have been arrested

If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, contact an experienced Fresno criminal defense attorney to avoid having your probation revoked.