Brooklyn Probation Violation LAwyer

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Representation from the Brooklyn criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney is essential to your case to ensure that you are adequately defended after being charged with a probation violation. Probation violations charges are filed when you break the terms of your probation.

The consequences that you can face for the violation will depend on a wide range of factors, including:

  • Nature of the violation
  • Seriousness of the violation
  • Prior violations
  • Aggravating circumstances

Possible penalties that you can face for a probation violation include fines, jail time, or extended probation.

What actions are considered probation violations?

State and federal laws govern the probation violation laws depending on the particular circumstances of a case. Probation can last anywhere from one to three years or more, during which time you must abide by the specific laws set by the presiding court.

Probation violations can occur in a range of ways, such as:

  • Not paying required fines or restitution
  • Failing to report to probation officer
  • Failing to appear for a scheduled court date
  • Commission of a new crime
  • Traveling out of state without permission from a probation officer

Representation from the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney

After your probation is allegedly violated, the probation officer may either issue a warning or require you to appear in court for a hearing. In addition, the probation officer has discretion to determine the severity of the punishment. You will receive a probation hearing, during which time the sentencing judge will hear your case to consider whether you violated the terms of your probation.

Common factors the judge might consider include:

  • Nature of the alleged offense
  • Type of violation
  • Seriousness of violation
  • History of conduct during probation
  • Other aggravating circumstances

With more than 10 years of experience, you can trust in the legal guidance that our Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer provides. Contact the Law Offices of Lowell J. Sidney today!

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