Penalties for a probation violation can include revocation of your probation. If your probation is revoked, the judge may sentence you to the maximum sentence allowed for your original crime. For example, let’s say you were arrested for battery on a police office and were given two years of probation. If you violate your probation during the two years the judge may sentence you to five years of prison – the maximum allowed for the original charge of battery on a police office.
There are two categories of probation violations. A technical violation might include missing a probation meeting, changing your address without obtaining permission, missing a court payment, not completing court ordered community help, classes, etc. A substantive violation occurs when you have been accused of committing a new criminal offense.
For any type of probation violation it would be wise to hire the help of an expert criminal defense attorney. Michael T. Rabideau has represented many clients facing probation violations. To schedule a free consultation with Michael, call his office today: (561) 820-4848