If you are a facing a probation violation, this is a very serious matter because it becomes a lot easier for the court to put you in jail. Attorney David Ellison is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has represented many people for Massachusetts probation violations and Rhode Island probation violations.
When a person is placed on probation for their sentence, they agree to abide by certain conditions set forth by the Court. These probation conditions can include the following:
- Attend a certain treatment program for drugs or alcohol
- Comply with testing for drugs or alcohol
- Make payments for fees or restitution
- Attend classes for domestic violence
- Report to a probation officer
- Obey all state and federal laws.
The sentencing judge sets the terms of the probation and a probationer must comply with them. If the probationer does not comply, they can be sentenced to penalties which may include jail.
Probation violations are very serious with potentially devastating consequences. You have the right to have an attorney represent you during a probation violation. We regularly handle many probation violations at a given time. It is important to have an experienced probation violation attorney help handle your probation violation.
If you receive notice of a probation violation, you are entitled to a hearing. The standard of proof is lower at a probation violation hearing than at a criminal trial, which makes it important to have an attorney represent you.
If you or a loved one has a pending probation violation, it is important to contact an experienced probation violation attorney. Do not hesitate to contact Attorney David Ellison today.