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While it may not seem like a serious crime, a probation violation can carry major consequences. No matter what kind of criminal charges you are facing, it is crucial that you have legal representation. At Darwish Law, we are dedicated to protecting our clients from unfair charges and accusations. When you work with us, our goal is to minimize or eliminate your charges.
Probation is typically defined as a punishment for committing a crime. By accepting probation, you can minimize jail time or avoid it all together. For this reason, probation restrictions are aggressively enforced.
Some of the most common probation rules include:
- Drug tests
- Counseling sessions
- Probation officer meetings
- Geographic restrictions, which may include a monitor device
- Community service
- Gun restrictions
Have I violated my probation?
In some cases, you may not realize that you have violated a rule of your probation. Whether you commit a new crime or violate one of the restrictions, it is crucial that you seek counsel as soon as possible. A person can be charged with a probation violation if they skip a meeting, fail a drug test, meet with known criminals or former gang members, or attempt to purchase a gun.
In many cases, you will receive a warning for your first violation. If you repeatedly violate your probation restrictions, you may be required to appear in court for a hearing. You could face even more severe penalties for committing a crime or violations while on probation. Individuals on probation are often prosecuted much more aggressively than those who have no previous record. This makes it even more crucial for you to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
Make sure you get the representation that you deserve! Contact Darwish Law today to schedule a free initial consultation.