Are You Facing Arrest For Probation Violations?
Certain criminal convictions qualify for probation. To stay out of jail, however, you have to comply with all of your probation terms. If you miss a court appointment or otherwise violate your probation, it is important to work with an attorney who can help you avoid adverse consequences.
Kyle Law Firm can help. Our team can work to convince the court not to revoke your probation. If your probation violation occurred due to an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, we can also help you get compensation for the injury — including compensation for time spent in jail or in court because the district attorney filed a motion to revoke probation.
What Is A Motion To Revoke Probation?
If the district attorney believes that you have committed an additional crime or otherwise failed to comply with your probation terms, he or she can file a motion to revoke probation with the criminal court. In most cases, if the court grants the motion, it will issue a warrant for your arrest. You may or may not be eligible for bail if you are arrested for a probation violation.
After your probation has been revoked, the court can sentence you to the jail term you would have served if you hadn’t been given probation or to the maximum jail term for your original crime. If you committed an additional crime, you also will have to face legal consequences for the behavior that violated your probation.
Types Of Crimes That Constitute Probation Violations
Any behavior that violates the terms of your probation can trigger a motion to revoke probation. This includes:
- If you don’t pay a fine by the date you are required to do so or forget to show up for a drug test, you may violate your probation.
- If you commit any crime more serious than a minor traffic offense. For example, if you are issued a citation for possession of marijuana for personal use or are arrested for drunk driving, your probation may be revoked.
What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Probation Violation
If you are arrested for a violation of probation, contact the Kyle Law Firm right away. Our attorneys have experience in probation matters and can help you present evidence that you didn’t violate your probation or explain to the court why your probation should not be revoked.