We Handle Criminal Cases in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Humboldt Counties
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. A violation of probation can result in harsher penalties than you were originally facing.
Our probation defense lawyer can help you defend your future from these claims. At Ronald Dinan & Associates, we have years of experience defending our clients from a wide range of criminal allegations. With our unique defense approach to these charges, you can be confident that our defense can ensure a brighter future.
Contact our probation violation lawyer today to learn more about how we can defend you. We handle criminal cases in Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Lakeport, Ukiah, & Eureka.
Probation Violations in California
If you violate your probation, you can expect to be penalized. When you are placed on probation, you are given a list of terms and conditions that must be maintained in order to be in good standing with the court's requests.
Probation condition may 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
- Traveling out of state without permission
- Violating restraining orders
What to Expect When You Are Accused of a Probation Violation in California
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. These penalties will vary based on the nature of your violation, the conditions that were violated, and the severity of the original crime you were charged with.
If you are found guilty of a probation violation, you will be sentenced.
- 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 violation of probation in California 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 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.