It doesn’t matter what you did or why you’re on probation, what matters is that you successfully complete the terms of your probation so the judge can one day remove you from these regulations and allow you to live a normal and happy and normal life again.
Those who are not strangers to probation understand how extremely difficult it can be to follow every single term of your probation. While you do your best to abide by these rules, sometimes life can get in the way and cause you to make a mistake, miss a meeting or simply forget to do something.
Missing a Probation Meeting
Missing a probation meeting can vary from a range of issues, which can include missing a counseling class, a court date or a meeting with your probation officer. Any of these issues can pose a serious problem to your freedom.
Although you may have an excuse or argument to defend yourself and provide a reason as to why you missed one of these meetings, this can sometimes be irrelevant to a judge. Unlike a court hearing, there is no jury available to listen to your side of the story. A judge will make a ruling based on his or her own determination, and a skilled attorney can help.
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If a judge finds you guilty of a probation violation or missing a meeting, then outcome can be devastating. Of course, the results will vary from person to person based on the particular crime, the probation officer, and your sentence.
For example, a probation officer may ask for leniency if you have followed all terms of your probation without violating it in any way, shape or form. If your probation officer deems you unfit to continue completing your probation, then he or she only needs to prove how you have violated the terms of your probation and allow the judge to make his or her ruling.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Probation can often cause an individual to feel helpless and out of control of his or her life. If you are found violating your probation, then you may feel that you have no other options but to comply with the judge’s choice.
This is where you are wrong. Defending yourself during a probation violation can be difficult, but with an experienced defense attorney on your side, he or she can help you strategize a defense that can help improve the results of an outcome.
If You Have Violated Your Probation
The legal team at Anderson, O’Sullivan & Associates, Inc. have over nineteen years of experience handling probation violation cases. With our knowledge and expertise, we know how to defend you and provide you with nothing but the best service.
If you have been accused of violating your probation, contact us online or call us at (305) 964-8614 immediately for a free consultation.