Agreeing to go on probation is a good way to resolve a criminal case against you. But in order for this option to work, you have to stay on track with your probation and do everything that’s been ordered. This is easy for some people, but others struggle to comply. If you are not able to follow the rules of your probation, you can be charged with a probation violation. A probation violation is a new crime that you have to defend, and you will also have to face the full weight of the original charges against you.
Three things to know about a probation violation and what you can do if you have been charged with one include the following:
- Revocation: if you violate your probation, you will no longer be on… Continue reading
The agreement to go on probation requires you to follow all of the rules and conditions of your probation. If you make a mistake, it is not enough to say you did not understand what was required of you. Your responsibility is to know what is expected, and how to do the things you are required to do while on probation. Some of the requirements are obvious, like the requirement to stay out of trouble and not get any new tickets or arrests.
The top three violations of probation, aside from committing a new crime and what you can do to avoid a violation, are:
- Forgetting to pay your fines and court costs. If you are experiencing financial problems that prevent you from making the payments, it is never a good idea to ignore the problem. Sticking your head in the sand… Continue reading
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you might be wondering what type of punishment you will have to endure. Most cases involve the payment of a fine, the possibility of going to jail, or maybe avoiding jail time by agreeing to go on probation. When you make the choice to resolve your case by going on probation, you have to make certain you understand the probationary terms so you can be successful. If you are able to stay on track with your probation, you will get the benefit of the bargain you made when making the probationary agreement. But if you make a mistake, you will face the full weight of the charges as well as the new charge of violating probation.
Three tips for handling a probation violation are:
- Determining whether the violation was an actual violation, or a technical… Continue reading
When you agree to resolve a criminal charge against you by going on probation, you agree to abide by certain rules and regulations for the duration of your probationary period. When making the agreement your attorney should explain the terms to you clearly and completely, so you know what to do while serving out your probation. It is also helpful to go into probation with some basic knowledge of your own, because you are the one ultimately responsible for having a successful probation.
Five of the most common violations of probation, and the things to watch out for while you are on probation are:
- Forgetting to check in with your probation officer. This takes time out of your schedule, but if you don’t do it, you can be charged with violating your probation. It would be a shame to… Continue reading
Many criminal defendants agree to go on probation as a way to avoid jail time and as a means to resolving their case. While on probation you are still able to go to school or to work, which means you can provide for your family or continue to further your education for the future. But if you do not follow all of the rules your probation can be revoked. When probation is revoked there is usually a jail term to serve, as well as the requirement that you defend the charge of violation of probation. But not every case is clear cut and it can be hard to tell what you are supposed to do while on probation. In order to have a successful probation it is essential to have a clear understanding of the probationary terms, and then do your best… Continue reading
When most people think of probation images of agreeing to do certain things for a set amount of time in exchange for staying out of jail come to mind. The requirements of probation vary from case to case, but one thing remains the same and that is if you do not follow the rules your probation will be revoked. Failing to abide by the terms of probation result in a new crime of violating your probation and cause your current status as a free person to be put in jeopardy. This is because when a probation violation takes place the defendant no longer enjoys the benefit of the bargain made and if part of the bargain was to stay out of jail the chance of being put behind bars is very real. For this reason it is critical to fully understand the terms of your… Continue reading
If you agree to resolve a criminal matter by being placed on probation it is imperative that you stick to the plan and do all the things asked of you. If you do not follow the terms of your probation, it can be revoked. If your probation is revoked you face jail time for the original charge as well as being placed in the position of having to defend the claim you’ve violated probation. If you are found to be in violation you no longer receive the benefit of the bargain you made when agreeing to go on probation, and may even land in jail. In order to avoid this harsh consequence it is critical to know what is expect of you while on probation and the most common forms of violation.
The top two probation violations filed are:
- Committing a new… Continue reading
When you are arrested for a crime there will be a record of the arrest. It is important to take action to keep harmful notations off of your record, and agreeing to a term of probation is one way to keep your record clean. A clean record will help you to get a better job, can help you to rent an apartment or home in a desirable neighborhood, and may even help you when applying to school. But going on probation is not an automatic right, and there are certain requirements you must meet before the State will agree to this way of resolving a criminal case.
Two things to know about what it takes to be placed on probation include the following:
- Your record must already be clean. If there are prior convictions noted on your history you will not qualify for probation.… Continue reading
Agreeing to a term of probation is a popular way for people charged with crimes to resolve the case against them. Probation is a way to avoid going to jail, but still gives the prosecution the feeling that an appropriate punishment has been given. Aside from staying out of jail, probation is popular among criminal defendants because it offers certain benefits at the end of the probationary term. One common benefit offered is that the original charges are either dismissed or at least reduced to a lesser charge. But in order to enjoy the benefits probation offers it is essential to stay on track throughout the entire term of probation. That sounds easy enough, but sometimes there are questions about what you can and cannot do and if you make a mistake the State will not accept the fact you did not understand… Continue reading
Probation is a popular way to resolve criminal cases. The benefits of probation are that you can avoid jail, receive a reduced sentence, have the charges against you dismissed or reduced, and maintain your sense of freedom. But you will only receive these benefits if you are able to follow the rules and stick to your probation. It sounds like easy enough task, but violating probation happens more often than you might think so knowing what harm can be caused by a violation will help you to stay on track.
A probation violation will not only mean your probation is revoked, but it is also a new crime. This means you will face additional punishment on top of the punishment for the original crime. Three ways a probation violation can hurt you are:
- Violating probation will land you in jail.
- A violation of… Continue reading