Probation is sometimes given as an alternative to jail time, or as a suspension of a jail sentence. During the probationary period, the judge allows the convicted individual to live in the community while following specific terms and conditions. They are also subject to examination and monitoring by a probation officer. Some common rules are:
If an individual breaks their probationary terms, the consequence varies dependent on the history of violations or the severity of the violation. The officer can petition the court to issue a warrant for the individual’s arrest. The judge can also impose the original jail sentence that was suspended if the violation is severe.
Individual’s facing a probation violation need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney. Contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Bradley & Almerico, LLC today. We will guide you through the judicial process, begin working to clear the warrant, as well as advocate for you to the probation officer and the judge. Call 985-590-4132 to schedule your free consultation with the experienced attorneys of Bradley & Almerico, LLC today.