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Northern California Probation Violation Lawyer

Have you been accused of breaking your probation?

If you violate your probation, you can expect to be penalized.

Examples of probation violations include:

  • Not reporting to a probation officer
  • Not appearing at a scheduled court appearance
  • Possessing, selling, or using illegal drugs
  • Getting arrested for another offense
  • Not paying required fines or restitution to victims
  • Travelling out of state without permission
  • Violating restraining orders

What to Expect When You Are Accused of a Probation Violation

If you allegedly violate your probation, then you will be issued a warning or a request to appear in court. Probation officers have the discretion to issue you a warning or demand that you actually head to the courthouse. If you are told that you need to appear in court, then a sentencing judge will hear your case and determine whether you truly violated your probation. If you are found guilty of a probation violation, you will be sentenced.

Some common penalties for probation violation include:

  • Short jail sentence
  • Probation revocation
  • Reinstatement of original penalties
  • Extended probation
  • Additional terms for probation
  • Mandatory rehabilitation
  • Large fines

DUI Probation

California also upholds probation for driving under the influence (DUI). Normally, DUI convicts are required to serve three to five years of informal probation and cannot commit any additional offenses during this time. This is in accordance with California Vehicle Code §23600. If you are arrested for violating DUI, call our firm for legal counsel.

Your Rights At A California Probation Hearing

If you are arrested for violating probation, you have the right to receive written notice of the claimed violations against you. You also have the right to be heard by a neutral judge in court. In addition, you have the right to attorney representation and the right to present evidence and witnesses to support your case and refute evidence that is being used against you. Our trusted team at Ronald Dinan & Associates can assist you during your probation hearing and can work hard to prove your innocence. Don't hesitate to contact our firm.

Our firm has six offices across Northern California in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Humboldt counties. When you need criminal defense, you can be assured that our legal team is here to help.

Ronald Dinan & Associates, Attorneys & Lawyers, Santa Rosa, CA