Probation Violation in Anaheim
A probation violation occurs when a person breaks the terms of probation set by a judge in a California criminal case. The probation requirements that are most commonly violated include:
- Not paying a mandatory restitution fine
- Missing out on: prescribed community service, group therapy, or a prescribed program like Alcoholics Anonymous
- Making contact with a victim or witness you have been ordered not to contact
- Committing a DUI offense
- Refusing a search when one of the conditions for probation is accepting to be randomly searched by police
- Violating an order not to break any additional laws and so on.
- Generally, after a probation officer (PO) notices a probation violation, he/she will either give you a warning or make the report of the violation to the court and require you to appear before the court.
- A probation hearing will then be scheduled where a judge will hear arguments and decide whether you have violated your terms of probation.
- If you are found to be guilty of violating probation, you will then be punished accordingly.
Our goal is to make sure you aren’t found guilty of a probation violation in the first place.Punishment for probation violations
Violating probation could easily result in serious penalties including extended jail time, extended probation terms, heavy fines and so on. The severity of the punishment for a probation violation will depend on several factors, some of which include:
- The gravity and nature of the violation,
- Extenuating circumstances for the probation violation,
- Previous probation violations
If you are accused of violating probation, it is important to have the best defense attorney represent you during the probation hearing.
Call Johnson Criminal Law Group now if you are being accused of a probation violation. We will evaluate your case and present you with options that are in your best interest.