When you commit a crime, you may be given probation in lieu of jail time. Probation length typically varies from one to three years. When you break the terms of your probation, you are in violation. This can lead to severe consequences.
In general, probation may be violated by doing any of the following:
- Refusing to appear in court
- Not reporting to your probation officer
- Not paying fines
- Traveling out of state without permission
- Using drugs
- Committing other crimes
Punishment for Violating Probation
A probation violation can carry dire consequences. The judge can continue the probation term with or without modifications, such as adding conditions or extending the term, or revoke probation and send the person to jail or prison.
Judges have the ability to impose whatever punishment they deem appropriate, up to the maximum limits of the state. Punishment may include:
- Community service
- Large fines
- Jail time
It is possible that the probation could be revoked, meaning that you'll have to spend your original sentence in prison.
Avoid Fines & Jail Time with Help from
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Breaking the terms of your probation is never a good idea. You are essentially committing another crime without fulfilling the terms of your previous crime. This can lead to severe penalties such as fines and jail time.
The Law Office of Jonathan Gonzales can help you avoid these consequences. We have handled thousands of cases and helped numerous clients get their cases dismissed. With an undefeated jury trial record for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for different types of criminal cases, we are more than qualified to advise you of the legal rights available to you. Our Sacramento probation violation lawyers use an aggressive approach to help you get the results you desire. Even if we have to go to trial, we will be by your side to help you get the results you deserve.
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