Probation Violations in Akron
The Consequences of Probation Violations
If you have been charged with violating your probation, then there is the possibility that you will face serious punishment. Your probation status may be revoked, leading to time spent in jail or prison. An Akron criminal defense attorney can represent you in your probation violation case and present a defense to the court that could lead to your charges being reduced or dismissed entirely, allowing you to avoid facing further penalties.
A person who is on probation must quite literally be on their best behavior. Any illegal act, no matter how small, can possibly result in an immediate revocation of their probation. Some of the primary acts that lead to a revocation of a person's probation include:
- Failing to pay fines or restitution for your criminal offense as ordered by the court
- Failing to complete community service for your criminal offense as ordered by the court
- Failing to report to your probation officer when required
- Failing a Urinary Analysis test
- Committing a new crime
Legal Assistance for Your Probation Violation Charges in Summit County, Portage County, Stark County & Medina County
When a probation officer believes you have violated your probation, they will notify the court without delay, who may issue an immediate warrant for your arrest. You will then usually be held without bail until a judge is available to hear your case. At DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder, we understand how frightening and confusing a probation violation arrest can be. There is the possibility that you made a mistake or were not aware that you were violating your probation. Or it may be that you have done nothing wrong and that there was a misunderstanding between you and your probation officer, or an administrative error. Other cases can be more complex. Whatever the situation, our legal team is available to represent you in your case, and fight tirelessly for a resolution that is favorable to you.
Contact an Akron probation violation lawyer as soon as possible if you have been charged with violation of your probation, as you may be facing penalties such as jail or prison time.