Violating Your Probation Could Land You in Jail
The smallest probation violation can quickly land you in jail. If you are accused of violating the terms of your probation, the Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall can help you. We understand how the system works and how best to minimize the effects of a probation violation.
Probation violations can put you in a much worse position than you’re in now, even if it wasn’t your fault. Our extensive knowledge and courtroom experience allows us to vigorously defend you and avoid the severe penalties that any probation violation can bring.
General Requirements of Probation in Virginia
Virginia law specifies the circumstances under which a judge can grant probation in the first place. If you qualify, the court will assign you a probation officer through the Department of Corrections or a county office. Either can enforce the terms of probation.
In general, if you are granted probation, you must:
- Report regularly to a probation officer
- Have in-person meetings with a probation officer at work or at home
- Not possess a firearm
- Not use any illegal substance
- Not commit any crimes
- Remain in the state
- Maintain steady employment
You may also have to make a court appearance to check in with the judge, obtain permission to leave the state if necessary or to visit certain places.
Strong Defense Against All Probation Violations
You need an experienced defense attorney to protect you if your probation officer believes that you did not comply with the terms of your probation. Common probation violations include:
- Failing to appear in court as scheduled.
- Failing to report to your probation officer.
- Failing to pay court-ordered fines or fees.
- Committing a crime or being arrested for another offense, including some serious driving violations.
We have years of experience negotiating sentencing and probation agreements whether this is your first or subsequent probation violation. We explore all your legal-defense options to find a solution that works for your life, your job and your family’s needs.
We Dive Deep Into Probation Violation Investigations
Whatever the reason for violating your probation, the prosecution must prove that it was intentional or due to serious carelessness on your part. We will diligently investigate the circumstances and aggressively advocate for reinstatement of your current terms or negotiate a sentence without jail time.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Attorneys Who Will Advocate for You
If your probation officer has informed you that you’ve violated your probation, contact the Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall. We are committed to vigorously representing you from beginning to end and obtaining the best result possible.