If You Are on Probation and Have Been Accused of Violating It, or You Have Received a “Surrender Notice,” Then You Need to Speak With a Probation Lawyer Today
A probation lawyer can help if there is an accusation of violating the terms of probation. If you or a loved one is facing probation violation charges, then you need to speak with a trained criminal defense lawyer who can discuss your options and provide you insight. The criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP are available for a free consultation. Schedule your free consultation online or call directly: (508) 570-3037.
How a Probation Lawyer Assists Clients
When a person is placed on probation, they are required to sign a probation contract. This contract contains the specific conditions of the probation. There are a variety of standard terms, and some probation contracts may also include special conditions. For instance, a standard term may include, “obey all local, state, and federal laws.” A special condition might be something like, “attend drug rehabilitation,” if the person on probation was placed there because of a drug offense.
There are two primary ways of violating probation contracts: technical violations, and new offenses.
A technical violation is when a stipulation of your initial probation contract was broken. Some possible examples of technical violations include:
- Not meeting with a probate officer, as specified
- Failing a drug test
- Failing to pay any form of restitution owed
- Engaging with people that the contract says should be avoided
A new offense involves getting arrested while already on probation, resulting in new charges for the new crime. A new offense will also lead to a probation violation hearing, resulting in possible consequences on top of your initial probation. The consequences for a probation violation may include:
- A warning
- Extension of the probation
- Some jail time, and then continuation of probation
- The revocation of probation, leading to jail time
Do you need legal counsel, because you have been accused of violating probation? Contact the criminal defense team at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP to speak with a probation lawyer today. Your initial consultation is free, so sign up online or call directly: (508) 570-3037.
Top Probation Lawyers Have a Strong Understanding of Probation Contracts, and Defense Strategies to Aid in Probation Violation Cases
A violation of probation can have severe consequences, if the accused in found in violation. The stakes for the accused are high with probation violation, and the probable cause needed for the violation is easier to prove than in many other crimes. However, discussing your case with an experienced probation lawyer provides you with the opportunity of having the violation dismissed.
You will not find better criminal defense counsel than the lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP. Do not place yourself in a position where you are handling your probation violation by yourself. Instead, hire a probation lawyer who has seen these types of cases, knows the strategies to utilize, and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. Contact the law offices of Murphy & Rudolf, LLP today for a free consultation to discuss your case. You can sign up for your free consultation online or call us directly at (508) 570-3037.