Virginia Beach Probation Violation Lawyer
When Does a Violation of Probation Occur?
In some criminal cases, the court may grant the defendant a term of probation after being found guilty for a crime. This means that the individual will not have to serve their jail or prison sentence as long as they comply with the terms of their probation.
In most cases, an individual on probation must observe the following:
- Report periodically to a probation officer
- Stay within a certain radius of a fixed geographical point
- Obtain and keep steady employment
- Avoid from any further criminal charges or convictions
Violation of the terms of probation can have two consequences according to the decision of the court:
- If probation was granted in lieu of a criminal sentence, the full force of the original sentence could be imposed.
- If the individual was granted probation after serving part of their sentence, the remaining term could be reinstated.
Probation Violation Defense in Hampton Roads
In order to prosecute probation violations, there must be evidence that the defendant has violated the terms of their probation intentionally or due to gross carelessness. There are circumstances where individuals fail to meet the terms of their probation due to a simple mistake or because of circumstances outside of their control. Their charges could be entirely unfounded, as well.
Whatever your situation may be, consult with a Virginia Beach criminal attorney from McCormack & McCormack right away if you have been arrested under charges of violating your probation.
Consult a Virginia Beach Criminal Attorney
Our firm has represented clients in criminal defense cases for more than 45 years combined. We take the time to fully evaluate the facts so that we prepare the strongest possible defense. We also keep our clients informed and will guide you through each step of your defense process. Schedule your free initial case evaluation with a lawyer from our firm as soon as possible to get started. We have what it takes to prevent you from serving the remainder of your original sentence.
McCormack & McCormack is proud to serve clients in and around Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton and Northampton and Accomack Counties on the Eastern Shore.