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Probation Violations Lawyer in San Fernando Valley

What are the Consequences of Violating Your Probation?

When you are released from jail after serving your sentence, or been given probation – you are usually still on a probationary period. You can also be given probation as a sentence in a minor crime, or for a first offense. Rather than sentencing you to jail, a judge may have given you probation as your sentence. For any of these circumstances, this still involves a period of time during which you are still on probation. There are certain terms you must follow during this probationary period, with any violations possibly leading to you going to jail. Some of the common probation violations that occur in California include:

  • Failure to report to your probation officer
  • Failure to appear for a scheduled court hearing
  • Failure to attend court-ordered drug or alcohol abuse counseling
  • Being arrested for a new offense
  • Associating with known criminals or organizations
  • Failure to complete assigned community service

If you have violated your probation, you likely are at risk of incarceration. Consulting with a criminal defense attorney in the San Fernando Valley and Van Nuys areas can provide you with the legal advice you will need to determine what your best course of action is. Call us today to find out how we can help you.

Don’t Let a Probation Violation Send You Back to Jail

If your probation officer is aware that you have violated your probation, they will pursue your arrest and bring you before the court for a determination on sentencing. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens can help you with contesting the violation. Our dedicated legal team has helped many clients fight their probation violations and can do the same for you. We are committed to working hard on your behalf when you need help the most. Don’t let a minor violation or misunderstanding land you in state prison.

If you are on informal probation and do not have a probation officer, you can still be found in violation of probation for failing to obey all laws or rules and orders of the court. Such a violation, even for a misdemeanor case, can subject you to significant jail time as well as other punishment. We may be able to help avoid jail time for a potential violation of probation.

Find out what can be done if you have been accused of violating your probation. Call a San Fernando criminal defense lawyer from our firm for a free initial consultation.