Probation is defined as the suspension of a jail sentence, given to someone who the judge feels is capable of serving out a jail or prison sentence at home. When granted probation, the judge will provide the convicted individual with a set of rules and guidelines that must be followed at all times. In the event that one of these rules is broken, your probation has been violated and you may find yourself facing actual jail time. There are many different ways probation could be violated, including:
- Failure to pay a fine or court fee
- Failing a drug test or failing to submit a mandatory drug test
- Failure to appear in court or check in with the probation officer
- Failure to comply with a court order
- Failing to complete mandatory community service
- Committing another criminal offense or associating with another criminal offenders during your probation
If you or someone you know has violated the rules of probation, do not wait another minute longer to consult with an Atlanta criminal defense attorney. At Sailers & Associates, an aggressive and compassionate lawyer will be capable of handling all your legal matters. Being accused of any crime can be frightening enough - the firm understands that you will be in need of immediate help and guidance.
Take the Right Legal Steps to Avoid Prison
The moment the judge finds out about your violation, he or she will issue a bench warrant with your name on it. For a criminal matter as serious as this, you will need to enlist the help of a seasoned and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to ensure the best possible outcome. Attorney Andre Sailers is well-versed in all areas of criminal law, and he is prepared to build a compelling defense for your probation violation case in Atlanta. If you're interested in learning more about the legal options available to you after being accused of a probation violation in Atlanta, don't hesitate to contact Sailers & Associates. The legal advice and professional support you're seeking can be found in abundance at the firm.