Probation officers are tough on the people they supervise. There are many instances for which someone can be charged with a probation violation. Getting behind on their fines and fees, being late for an appointment, missing an appointment or screen, testing dirty for alcohol or drugs, and getting behind on required counseling and community service are a few reasons officers may declare a violation. Breaking another law is another way people can face a probation violation and possible get their probation revoked.
This can even be a new misdemeanor offense like a traffic citation, DUI, or possession charge. If you are facing a problem with your probation or probation officer, call a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. Skilled probation lawyers can often help you minimize your jail time and get reinstated on your current probation. Probation violators can be made to finish out the rest of their sentence in jail and may have to sit in jail awaiting trial on a new offense for months if they have a probation hold.
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