Probation Violation: The Basics

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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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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