Probation Violations Defense Attorney In Palm Beach
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 officer and were given two years of probation. If you violate your probation during the two years the judge may sentence you to five years in prison – the maximum allowed for the original charge of battery on a police officer.
Two Probation Categories
There are two categories of probation violations. A technical violation might include:
- missing a probation meeting,
- hanging your address without obtaining permission
- missing a court payment
- not completing court-ordered community help
- not completing classes, etc.
A substantive violation occurs when you have been accused of committing a new criminal offense.
Get Help With Your Probation Violation Today
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