Bucks County Probation Violations Lawyer

Probation is an extremely favorable alternative to imprisonment. It allows for an individual’s release into society - so long as they adhere to certain conditions. These strict guidelines must be followed, lest the probation is violated, and the individual find themselves facing more serious consequences. Allegations of probation violations sometimes occur from a misunderstanding between the accused individual and their probation officers. Did you try to meet with your probation officer as required but missed the scheduled time because of incomplete information? Did your probation officer accuse you of misbehaving? Whatever the circumstances may be, we are here to help fight for your rights. One of our criminal defense lawyers will work to preserve your probation, and work to keep you from serving a jail sentence. If your violation was a simple technicality, due to issues such as a late check-in with your probation officer, or a missed counseling session, one of our lawyers will explain your error, and present your situation in a favorable light. Probation Violations may result in the revocation of the individual’s probation and the imposition of a prison sentence. Obviously, this is an undesirable outcome. As such, if you have been accused of violating your probation, it is in your best interest to zealously defend yourself and protect your freedom. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys to discuss how to best resolve your situation and preserve your probation.

How Does Probation Work?

Depending on the offense, the court may allow for probation as opposed to the imposition of a prison sentence. This in turn is a favorable outcome for both the court and the individual in many respects. There are a number of stipulations that are likely to be imposed in order to comply with the Probation, including:
  • Maintaining regularly scheduled communication with a probation officer
  • Applying for and maintaining employment
  • Attending counseling or therapy sessions
  • Attending drug or alcohol rehabilitation
  • Submitting to drug or alcohol screenings
  • Fullfiling community service requirments
If you have been accused of Violating Probation, it is most likely the result of failing to comply with one of the above requirements. The penalties for probation violation include:
  • Probation revocation
  • Custodial sentencing (meaning jail/prison time)
  • Potentially significant fines
  • Probation reinstatement with significantly harsher terms than originally imposed

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

In order to avoid the harsh consequences of Probation Violation, it is highly advisable to retain criminal defense counsel. In the event your violation was a technical one, such as missing a counseling session, or being unemployed for too long due to harsh economic realities, it is possible your attorney will be able to either remedy the situation via agreement or rationalize your violation such that the court will maintain the probation, allotting another opportunity to the defendant. If the violation is of a more significant variety, such as being accused of another crime, you will need counsel to successfully defend against this new defense in order to preserve your probation. The Criminal Defense Attorneys with The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you to preserve your probation and avoid incarceration. Call today to schedule an entirely free consultation to see how we can help you. This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.