A Criminal Case is not complete until the defendant has appeared in court for all required court dates and when sentenced probation has been completed. Oftentimes, due to circumstances out of our control, probation can easily be violated causing the Defendant to appear in court and have the Criminal Judge decide on what further action will be taken.
An experienced Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney has helped thousands of clients receive a lower sentence including a favorable and minimal probation.sFurthermore, they have also helped thousands of clients make powerful arguments in front of the Judge to reinstate their probation when it has been violated.
Probation may be violated in several different ways and is often imposed from three to five years depending on the specific Criminal Charge. In some cases the Defendant is charged a fine or fee to pay restitution. If this payment is not made, or untimely, a probation violation will occur. The defendant may also be asked to complete certain rehabilitation programs, which, if not completed will result in a probation violation.
In certain instances specific rules may be imposed and if violated will lead to a probation violation charge, as will a failure to appear in court when asked to do so by a Judge. Another action that will be grounds for a probation violation is if a defendant fails to report to an officer, if it is part of their probation requirements.
Some violations will be of a more serious nature and will therefore lead to harsher consequences. If a defendant on probation is caught with an illegal substance, found committing another crime, or arrested, the result of such misguided actions will not be taken lightly by the Criminal Court.
Whether the probation violation is on the higher end of the spectrum or towards the lesser degree, it is smart to have a knowledgeable Los Angeles DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney on your side. A Lawyer, such as Ronald Hoffman, has been practicing Criminal and DUI Defense for over thirty years and has built a solid reputation with the Judges and Prosecutors throughout Southern California. He knows how to build a strong and strategic defense for your specific case and can get your probation reinstated without further consequences. Call our office for a no obligation consultation today!