Probation Violation in Aliso Viejo

California probation is a part of the sentencing process that is meant to either allow a person to remain out of jail or shorten the length of their jail sentence. The purpose of the probation is to rehabilitate rather than to punish someone who has been convicted of a crime.

Different probations imposed

Probation can be imposed based on a misdemeanor or a felony charge.

Formal probation, or probation for a felony charge, includes the following terms:

  • A misdemeanor probation period of up to 3 to 5-years
  • The judge must request a probation report prepared by the county probation department unless it is waived
  • A probation officer is required to supervise the probation to prevent the person from leaving the state or from violating the probation in any way

Summary/informal probation or probation for a misdemeanor charge, includes the following terms:

  • A misdemeanor probation period of up to 5-years
  • The judge may request a probation report
  • Appearing in court for a progress report instead having a probation officer
Probation violations

In the state of California and in the city of Aliso Viejo, some examples of probation violations include:

  • Failure to Appear (FTA) for a set court date
  • Failure to pay (FTP) a fine if one has the ability to pay the fine
  • Failure to report to the assigned probation officer
  • Failure to submit to a drug test that is a requirement of the probation or failing the drug test and
  • Committing a new crime

If you commit any of the above violations you will be arrested and brought before a judge. It is essential to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer appear with you at this hearing. At the Johnson Criminal Law Group we can help you deal with your probation violation. Call us today to evaluate your probation violation case.

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