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Probation in South Jersey
Have you been charged with violating your probation?
A Violation Of Probation (VOP) charge is very serious and needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible by the best possible attorney. Once someone is released from prison, they are monitored to ensure that they are no longer engaging in unlawful activities. The period one is under probation varies in length, while the rules governing it are strictly enforced.
The person in charge of monitoring your probation is your probation officer. If you are believed to be in VOP, they are usually the one who will charge you with such. Common violations include failing to meet with your probation officer at an appointed time, not paying fines that are related to your probation, or committing another crime.
Probation violation is serious business and that’s why if you are accused of VOP it is important to contact our probation violation attorneys, as we are experienced in defending those who have been accused of this crime. Many individuals convicted of crimes are sentenced to probation instead of going to jail. While an accusation of a probation violation may result in revocation of your probation and even more time behind bars, a probation violation does not automatically lead to a jail or prison sentence.
Examples of possible probation violations include:
- Not reporting for a scheduled visit to your probation officer;
- Not attending court ordered treatment;
- Failing a drug test;
- Failing to pay a fine or restitution
- An arrest for another criminal charge.
With an aggressive probation violation lawyer working to build a solid defense, your chances of receiving a positive outcome are greatly increased. You are entitled to legal representation from a probation violation attorney during your probation violation hearing. Since your probation hearing will be before a judge, not a jury, the judge will decide whether to reinstate your probation, modify your probation, or revoke your probation.
If your probation is revoked, the judge has the right to impose the maximum penalty for the criminal charges for which you were placed on probation.
Because you are facing more severe penalties, it is crucial to have a highly skilled South Jersey probation violation lawyer from Kearney, Burns & Martone on your side to protect your rights during your probation violation hearing. Contact us online or call 856-547-7733.