For those under
probation, there are a number of rules you must follow to avoid breaking the terms of your
probation. Violating the terms of your probation is a serious matter that could
cause your probation to become revoked, require you to spend time in jail,
pay heavy fines or extend the length of time you are under probation.
None of which, anybody wants to do especially if you are trying to move
on with your life.
The terms of probation can differ depending on the crime you committed
and which state you live in. However, there are a number of general violations
that anybody under probation must avoid, such as:
- Getting arrested
- Not paying a fine
- Committing a crime
- Possessing or selling illegal drugs
- Not showing up or failing a drug test
- Missing scheduled court appointments
- Not reporting to your probation officer
- Traveling out of state without permission from your probation officer
If you infringe on any of the above rules, you are in
violation of the terms of your probation. Of course, these are not all the violations, so it’s important
to check with your probation office to see what the exact terms and conditions
are in your probation.
What Do I Do If I Break the Terms of My Probation?
If you happen to break the terms of your condition, you have the legal
right to have attorney representation. This is important especially if
you don’t want to go to jail or suffer any other serious legal consequences.
You are allowed to provide evidence if you had a reason for breaking the
terms of your probation, or if you want a neutral judge to oversee your case.
Kyle Law Firm, for experienced attorneys who can help fight for you and make sure your
probation is not revoked. We have free consultations and skilled lawyers
who want to meet with you!