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Probation Violations

PROBATION VIOLATION

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:

  • Regular meetings with an assigned officer
  • Random drug or alcohol testing
  • Community service
  • Remaining in a specific geographic area
  • Counseling

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.

 

COMMON LOUISIANA PROBATION VIOLATIONS:

  • Failure to report to your assigned officer
  • Failure to pay fines or restitution
  • Failing a drug or alcohol test
  • Committing a new criminal offense
  • Not completing community service requirements

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS:

  • Receive written notice of any reported violations
  • Plead your case in court to a judge
  • Present evidence and witnesses for your case
  • Arrange for representation by an attorney

 

FREE CONSULTATION

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.