Motion To Revoke Probation: When You Need A Lawyer
In many cases, a misdemeanor or felony conviction will result in a term of Georgia probation. The consequence of a violation could include having your probation revoked. If your probation officer has filed a motion to revoke probation, you will need to attend a revocation hearing. This is your chance to defend yourself and prevent having your probation revoked. You should not go without representation from an experienced attorney. Brad Stephens can assist you throughout the probation revocation hearing process and work to defend your freedom. He works with clients in Cartersville, GA, and the surrounding areas.
Are you or a loved one accused of violating probation terms? Brad Stephens has over a decade of legal experience, with special focus on criminal defense. He is passionate about protecting people’s rights and freedoms. Contact Brad as soon as possible and he will start building a strong defense for your hearing. Call (770) 334-2704 or fill out our online contact form in order to speak with a qualified attorney and find out what you need to do next to protect yourself.
The Probation Revocation Process
When someone violates probation, there are several options in regards to their custody pending a hearing. In instances when they are in communication, the probation officer may inform the probationer of their hearing date and allow them to remain outside of custody until then. This is called a “walk-in” hearing. In other cases, the probation officer will arrest the probationer upon meeting with them and turn them over to the sheriff. This decision depends on a variety of factors including the nature of the allegations and the relationship between the probation officer and probationer.
You may receive a motion to revoke probation for violating either general probation conditions or the special conditions of your probation. Probation conditions may include:
- Do not violate any laws
- Avoid alcohol and drugs unless prescribed
- Report to a probation officer regularly
- Submit to drug testing
- Avoid certain people or places
- Remaining in the state unless permitted by the probation supervisor
- Attend certain classes or programs
- Pay all fines and fees ordered by the court
- Perform a certain number of community service hours
Brad Stephens will work tirelessly to prepare your defense and negotiate for alternatives to keep you out of being incarcerated.
Revocation Hearing: What You Need To Know
Unlike a standard trial, which uses a jury to make decisions, a probation revocation hearing is decided by a judge. The judge will determine whether or not a violation actually occurred and what the appropriate punishment is. Unless your attorney and probation officer can agree on terms. As such, consider contacting a lawyer such as Brad Stephens in Cartersville, GA.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF PROBATION REVOCATION LAWS
The consequences of violating probation in Georgia may include revocation. They could also include:
- Probation extension
- Large fines
- More community service hours
- Mandatory counseling
- Additional special conditions
Get the defense you need to help minimize or avoid the harsh penalties of probation violation. Call (770) 334-2704 today to speak to an attorney near Cartersville, GA.
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