Santa Ana Probation Violation Attorney
Are you accused of violating your probation?
Probation occurs when the court allows a person to return to their daily lifestyle under certain restrictions, in lieu of a jail or prison sentence. If the terms of an offender's probation are violated, they could be looking at harsh consequences. Even if it was a relatively small infraction, the individual could still be sent back to jail or prison to serve the remainder of their original sentence and may also face fines, additional community service, or other punishment.
If you are have not complied with one or more points of your probation agreement, you are violating that agreement and could have the full sentence you avoided through probation imposed upon you, with added time added for the violation of probation. You cannot afford to wait when it comes to speaking with a qualified Santa Ana criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible in order to avoid additional penalties.
There are different types of probation in Santa Ana. Formal probation requires that you meet with a probation officer at designated times and dates. Informal probation requires that you complete certain terms, and you will not usually meet with a probation officer. Depending on the type of probation and the type of infraction, you will see differing penalties for a violation. Other requirements for most probations include staying within a certain radius of a fixed location, obtaining and maintaining employment, and avoiding any further criminal charges. Failure to follow through with these terms could result in charges of probation violation.
In many cases, you may be able to avoid charges being filed in the first place by retaining an attorney and working with your probation officer to obtain leniency. Oftentimes, probation violations occur due to circumstances outside of your control or because of an honest mistake. Perhaps you missed your check-in appointment due to traffic, or you accidentally travelled farther that you were allowed to. At Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law, we have worked with people who have probation issues for over 30 years and we have the experience and legal know-how that you need in order to maximize your chances of a positive outcome for your defense. Our founding attorney, Thomas Tears, has helped countless people resolve their probation issues in all types of agreements. No matter what the crime was for which you were placed on probation, our firm can help.
Santa Ana Criminal Lawyer Providing Defense for Probation Violations
The legal team at our firm believes that every person with a legal issue deserves personal attention and focused care and legal attention to their defense. Every situation is different and there is no cookie-cutter method to handling a probation violation case or any criminal defense situation. That is why our lead attorney will personally handle your case himself. You will deal with Mr. Tears directly, not a junior partner or other associate. We are dedicated to providing you with the experienced and personalized representation that your case deserves.
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