If you were given probation due to a crime you committed, you likely have a set of rules to follow, including abstaining from drugs and alcohol, paying fines, and regularly meeting with a probation officer. These rules are enforced strictly and taken quite seriously, as probation exists as an alternative to jail time. However, if you violated these laws, you will be facing several consequences. These penalties will likely depend on the severity of your initial crime, your violation, and your overall criminal history.
The consequences of violating probation include but are not limited to:
- Community service
- Rehabilitation, if violation included drugs or alcohol
- Jail time
- Increased probationary period
- Revocation of probation
- New charges
- Probation violation hearing
- Other various consequences
New offense violations are considered minor, and simply warrant a warning. However, if you commit a technical violation such as failing a drug test or skipping a meeting with your probation officer, you will face steep penalizations. These consequences can be difficult to overcome and may feel incredibly discouraging. This is why we at At Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A are here to help you survive this tough time with the legal counsel you deserve.
Contact Our West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers
At Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A., we understand accidents happen. Some probation violations aren’t deliberate and are actually difficult to avoid. These severe consequences can be difficult to take, especially since a new criminal case is opened against you as a result of violating probation. This is why you need the legal support and advocacy of West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers who are determined to fight for you and your rights. We have the experience and tenacity to handle your case, despite how complicated it may seem.
To reach our firm, contact us today by calling 561.721.0552.