Can My Probation Be Revoked?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

An Atlanta probation revocation proceeding can be stressful. An officer may seek a revocation of a person's probation for two general types of violations: the first is technical probation violations, and the second are new offense violations. Technical violations are things like failing to report, an arrearage of fines, not doing community service, or dirty drug screens. New offense violations are when you pick up new charges, even traffic charges. One of the main requirements is that you not commit any criminal offenses.

Your officer can seek to revoke some or all of your probation. If it is a probation violation for a new offense, the remainder of the balance may be revoked. If it is a technical violation, there is a maximum for how much time can be revoked. One of the worst aspects of being charged with a violation is that you are generally not eligible for a bond while awaiting the revocation hearing.

However, in some instances, a probation revocation bond is available. Talk to a qualified attorney about this in your case.Often, the case is negotiated with the officer. Richard Lawson has a great track record for getting people reinstated on their probation. A reinstatement is particularly important to those on first offender probation as they face re-sentencing on their charges. If you are facing a revocation, call attorney Richard Lawson today to discuss your case and how to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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