New York City Criminal Attorneys Can Defend Your PROBATION Violations
PROBATIONis simply a period wherein the individual convicted of a crime proves their ability to meet the court’s agreed upon terms and act as a responsible citizen. It can be informal or formal, requiring recurring meetings with a probation officer. The terms of the probation are set by the judge and usually have stipulations regarding the original offense. For example, an individual charged with drug possession could be asked to submit to weekly or random drug tests. Probation can be a singular sentence in lieu of some other form of punishment or used in conjunction with another type of penalty (jail, community service, fines, etc). It is not uncommon for probation to be associated with another penalty (ie, six months incarceration and two years of probation).
PROBATION is one of the options we employ when negotiating plea bargains. Our NYC defense attorneys have an excellent track record in being able to negotiate probation over terms of incarceration. Most courts are amenable as any probation violations will result in a prison term and are a good example of how the defendant would respond to a “second chance”.
However, if you have been convicted of a probation violation this can be quite serious in the eyes of the courts. You will need excellent representation. Our NYC DEFENSE ATTORNEYS have a great deal of experience negotiating in probation violations, as well as, mitigating the circumstance of the violation in your favor.