What Happens When You Violate Probation?
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 (847) 336-3900 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.Take Action Today by Requesting a Free Consultation
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 (847) 336-3900. Your consultation is free and there are flat fees for most cases. I accept credit cards for payment.