Probation Violation Defense
When you’re going about your daily life, it is hard to remember that you still have restrictions. You are human. People make mistakes, and that does not necessarily make you a bad person.
Violating your probation puts you at risk for some serious consequences, including a potential jail sentence. We are here to help you avoid the worst possible outcome.
While it is a better option than serving time in prison, probation still comes with restrictions. To fulfill your probation, you have to meet many different requirements, which can sometimes be confusing and difficult. And if you violate your probation–even accidentally–or your probation officer claims that you committed a violation, you risk going to prison.
We will work with you.
There are probably a ton of questions running through your head right now regarding violating your probation:
Are you going to jail?
There is a possibility of someone going to jail after violating your probation. This is the most severe scenario, but it is a definite possibility. Probation violation may lead to the original sentence plus additional time.
How will this affect your future employment?
Some employers will do a background check on you during the hiring or interviewing process. Your charge may be visible on your record. It is always best to be upfront and honest with an employer or prospective employer, rather than hiding from the truth.
How will this affect you and your family, financially?
Depending on whether or not you are eligible for probation violation bond, there will be many fees associated with this violation. You may need to pay fees or restitution, in addition to rehabilitation, community service or court-appointed programs and classes. This will not be an inexpensive situation, but we will work to see that the costs are reasonable.
Are you eligible for probation violation bond? How much will that cost?
An attorney will have to take a deeper look into your case to answer this question. There are many factors that go into this, and a judge may or may not allow bond for probation violation.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara are here to answer these questions for you, in addition to representing you. We care deeply about our clients, and you will work directly with our attorneys throughout this process.
A serious offense.
Facing charges of a probation violation can be scary. It is a serious offense with long-lasting consequences. You could be required to serve out the rest of your sentence in prison, which could result in not only the loss of your freedom but also your job, reputation, and relationships.
Whether your probation officer claims that you failed to complete a program or community service, failed to pay a fine, or picked up a new case, we can help. There are a number of ways in which someone can violate their probation, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Failure to pay fines
- Failure a drug test
- Failure to report contact with the police
- Failure to attend a court-ordered program or appointment
- Failure to maintain employment or status as a student
- Failure to complete community service
- Engaging with a criminal
- Engaging in threatening behavior
- Being arrested or charged for another crime
- Moving residences or leaving the state without permission from your probation officer
What happens next?
Our attorneys will go through every step of the way with you and explain, in detail, what will happen. Your probation may be revoked after a violation, and the worst possible outcome would be that you are sentenced to the original jail sentence and possibly, being sentenced to even more time. We will work as hard as we can to avoid this extreme.
Good behavior cannot fix this mistake, but legally speaking, there are some ways that you can help yourself. Some options would be to complete some, if not all, of the following steps:
- Contact your probation officer
- Complete community service
- Attend court-ordered programs or appointments
- Pay fines or restitution
- Enter a drug or alcohol rehabilitation facility
Our firm is dedicated to protecting people’s rights while navigating the criminal justice system. We listen and we work with our clients to achieve their goals for their case. When you work with us, our priority will be getting you the best possible result for your case.
Finding an attorney you trust.
It is unpredictable what a judge or court of law may decide for your case, but we will do our best to represent you with the strongest legal counsel possible. This is why it is crucial to work with an attorney you trust and respect. You need to be able to put complete trust in your legal representation.
Our attorneys have experience with probation violation cases, and we want to work with you, no matter how small the case may be.
Our practice areas.
In addition to handling probation violation cases, the attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara also handle cases in the following practice areas:
- Criminal Defense
- Drug Crimes
- Weapons Charges
- Domestic Violence
- Theft, Robbery & Burglary
- White Collar Crimes
- Fraud, Forgery & Identity Theft
- DUI Defense
- Sex Crime Defense
Our attorneys will work tirelessly to bring you closer to a brighter future and less severe consequences.
Andres R. Guevara has been a practicing attorney since 1995, and he will work tirelessly to see that you get the representation you deserve. This mistake should not have to put a negative impact on your entire life.
Call us today for a free consultation with one of our firm’s experienced Denver, CO criminal defense lawyers. We will help you understand your options and what we can do for you.
No case is too small for our attorneys. We want to help you throughout the entire process. The attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara are here to get the strongest possible outcome for you. Our attorneys have experience with criminal defense and probation violation cases. You will work one on one with one of our experienced attorneys. Our goal is to help you. Call our office today.