Probation Violation Defense
Probation is often given in criminal cases, as an alternative to jail. In court, individuals are given a jail sentence, which is then “suspended” over a period of months or years instead of being incarcerated. They are expected to satisfy the suspended sentence by following the terms and conditions of their probation.
When an individual serving a probation period receives accusations that they have violated their probation, the consequences can be severe. The probation officer will file what is called a Rule to Revoke Probation, the courts may issue a warrant for the individual’s arrest and most seriously, the judge may impose the jail sentence that was originally suspended. You must act immediately and obtain legal support from an experienced New Orleans probation revocation defense attorney. Your freedom could be at risk.
New Orleans Probation Violations Defense Attorney
- Not reporting to your officer
- Failure to pay any fines or restitution
- Not completing community service requirements
- Failing a drug test
- Committing a new criminal offense
What Are My Legal Rights?
- Receive written notice of any reported violations
- Plead your case in court to a judge.
- Present evidence and witnesses for your case
- Arrange for representation by a Louisiana probation attorney
A probation violation calls for a penalty for the breach of the probation conditions, which may include performing additional community service, prolonging the length of the probation or serving time in jail. Numerous factors, such as the severity of the violation or any history of previous warnings and past violations may affect the outcome.
Do you want to terminate your probation early?
If you are on felony probation, have successfully fulfilled all the terms and conditions of your probation, and have served out at least one year of your probationary period, you may be eligible for early termination of your probation. If you are on misdemeanor probation and you have successfully completed all the terms of your probation, you could be eligible for early termination of probation at any time during the probation term.
Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter can help get released from your probation early. She understands what most judges find persuasive in these cases and knows how to present the best case for early termination.
There are many reasons to consider pursuing early termination of your probation. The most important is that this can be the first step leading to a motion to have your record expunged.
Contact: Probation Attorney New Orleans
Individuals facing a probation revocation, need the assistance of an attorney. If you have been arrested on a new charge, or violated your probation terms in some other way, please contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, She can begin working to clear the warrant, and try to save your probation by advocating for you to the probation officer and the judge. Her goal is to help you successfully complete your probation — (504) 599-5955 Available 24/7!