If you have been arrested for a crime, depending on the circumstances you might be able to avoid jail time. Staying out of jail enables you to continue going to work, and living your life. The way to accomplish this is by negotiating an agreement whereby you are placed on probation for the offense. During the probationary period, as long as you obey the rules and follow all the terms set out, you will avoid a conviction for the crime charged.
Courts determine what terms and conditions must be followed when placing a defendant on probation, and to qualify you typically must meet certain requirements. These include:
● The offense is nonviolent in nature.
● The likelihood the defendant will flee is virtually nonexistent.
When on probation, you will want to have a clear understanding of what is expected of you. One misstep could land you in jail, and this most commonly occurs when a defendant fails to report to their probation officer. This is a technical violation of probation, but a violation just the same. In order to make sure you are aware of what is required of you during your probationary term, be sure and have a skilled criminal defense attorney explain the rules to you. We are experienced in helping people stay on track during probation, and work hard to provide you all the information needed to ensure a successful probationary term. We are also here for you when you need help defending a probation violation. For more information, contact our office.
For more information about probation, call our office. Contact us today schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. The first visit is a free initial consultation.