Probation Violations Attorney in Sacramento, CA
If you were previously convicted of a crime in the state of California, you may have had a probation imposed as part of your sentencing.
If you violate the terms of your probation at any time during your probation, you may face serious penalties including, being sent to a county jail or prison for the maximum time your original case specified.
The most common consequences of a probation violation include but are not limited to:
- Physical labor
- Community service
- Revocation of the probation
- Time in county jail or state prison
- Rehabilitation program
- Probation extension
If you’ve violated your probation, you still have rights under law. You have the right to:
- Obtain a written notice of what violation you are being accused of
- The reasons why you are being accused of a probation violation
- Know what all of the evidence being compiled against you is
- A hearing in a court of law
- An attorney
Although you potentially face the same sentence as you did when you were convicted of the underlying crime, you are not tried in front of a jury during a probation violation hearing. Instead, the judge is the trier of fact.
You may assume that you have no defense when you’re accused of violating your probation, however, the opposite is true.
There are many defense strategies that can be pursued when a person is being accused of a probation violation. It takes a truly experienced and skilled lawyer to identify which strategies should be pursued in your particular case to give you the best chance of prevailing in court.
Call Jennifer Mouzis today to set up an appointment for a consultation regarding your case. She is available to speak with you regarding the circumstances surrounding your probation violation and will counsel you on how best to pursue having the charges against you dismissed or reduced.