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
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.