When charged with a probation violation, the first thing you need to do is contact a lawyer. Probation Violations are handled in a completely different way than most cases, thus, are usually better developed before being filed, and can carry harsher penalties. When you know you are under investigation, you need the assistance of a highly qualified lawyer to protect you. The attorneys at The Williams Firm can help.
Probation Violation Hold Lower “Burden of Proof”
Probation violations can be difficult to defend due to the low burden of proof. This is primarily due to the rules of evidence that typically prohibit certain types of admissible proof being allowable in the prosecution of the defendant. This is exactly why you must act quickly, and hire a trained criminal defense attorney.
Some defenses for probation violations include:
- Failure to pay
- Failure to report
- Failure to submit documents in a timely manner
- School and/or related violations of probation
- The defendant could also provide a “false positive” on a court mandated drug test
What Happens After You’re Arrested
When you are arrested for a probation violation, you will be kept in custody until your preliminary hearing, which must occur within a certain amount of days, depending on your county. This will be your lawyer’s first chance to advocate for you in court: make sure you do not say anything incriminating without your lawyer present.
If you are facing charges for probation violation, you need an experienced lawyer who understands how to defend against a motion to revoke probation. Luckily, the Williams has over 25 years of experience. We understand how overwhelming facing a revocation of probation charge can be, and pride ourselves on ensuring our clients understand what is happening at every step. We’re dedicated to protecting your rights and giving you the vigorous defense that you deserve. If you are facing federal charges, call us today to get the help you need.