Don’t Play Around With Probation Violations
Being convicted of a crime is already a difficult and aggravating experience. After sentencing, you may have received community control sanctions and are on probation. If you have been charged with violating your probation, then there is the possibility that you will face more serious punishment. Your probation status may be rescinded, leading to a jail or prison sentence.
At Kelley Ferraro, our defense lawyer can represent you in your probation violation case. He can 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 former prosecutor, he knows how to navigate the Ohio criminal justice system, and he understands the intricacies of probation violations.
What Leads To Probation Violations?
Someone on probation has to adhere to many detailed requirements. Examples of failing to do so may include:
- Committing a new crime, which can also lead to separate proceedings for those criminal charges
- Not paying fines or restitution on the prior criminal case
- Not completing community service as ordered
- Failing a urinary analysis test
- Not reporting or reporting late to your probation officer
Any one of these missteps could lead to a revocation of probation, which may mean prison time, lengthier and more intensive probation, another stain on your criminal record and additional harsh penalties.
Get Help Protecting Your Freedom
Don’t take chances when it comes to protecting your valuable rights and freedoms. Talk directly to our defense attorney in Cleveland about your options for challenging the probation violation. To get started, call 216-867-6523 or send us an email.