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What Happens When You Violate Probation?
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Don’t Take Chances With Your Freedom

No one wants to get a jail sentence, so receiving probation may be a relief at first. Over time, however, you may find that the conditions of your probation are hard to maintain. If you violate probation, the consequences can be severe.

I am attorney Alan E. Jones, and I understand the need for smart, experienced counsel for probation violations. As your lawyer, I will work hard to mitigate the consequences of the violation and fight to keep you out of jail. You can rely on my 30-plus years of experience in Illinois criminal law. Call me for a free consultation at 866-916-0944 today.

It Is Easy To Violate Probation

It may seem like adhering to the terms of your probation will be doable, but even a simple misstep can result in a probation violation. There are many reasons that people violate their probation and some of the most common ones include:

  • Failure to maintain employment
  • Failure to attend drug or alcohol rehabilitation or counseling
  • Failing a drug or alcohol test
  • Committing another crime
  • Violating a no-contact order
  • Missing sessions with their probation officer
  • Failure to make restitution or pay other fines and fees

These are just a few examples. Each case is unique and potential violations will be specific to your case.

What Happens If You Are Facing A Probation Violation?

If you have violated your probation, a prosecutor may file a petition to revoke your probation. The consequences of a petition to revoke will depend on your circumstances, but may include:

  • Having your probation extended or revised
  • Having your probation revoked and receiving a new sentence
  • Receiving a jail sentence

It is best to work with a lawyer rather than trying to defend yourself in these matters. I will examine the facts of your case and work hard to build a strong defense. I will also represent you at the probation violation hearing.

If you have received a probation violation or a petition to revoke notice, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. You do not want to miss the hearing; if you do, you will likely be arrested.

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I represent people throughout Waukegan and the Lake County area. Put my experience to work for you by contacting me online or calling me toll-free at 866-916-0944. Your consultation is free and there are flat fees for most cases. I accept credit cards for payment.

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