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Marietta Probation Violation Lawyer

Charged with violating your probation?

The terms of probation or parole can be restrictive and severely limiting. Probation is much more favorable, however, than spending time behind bars. Probation is offered to individuals who are found guilty of the charges against them, but whom the court believes will be compliant if offered restricted living instead of incarceration. While on probation, a person is able to continue living their life, but must follow very strict procedures.

They must not travel too far from a fixed point, they must report regularly to a probation officer, and they must not be arrested for or charged with any further offenses, among other things. Failure to comply with any of these areas could be considered a probation violation.

Consequences of Probation Violations

If you have recently been charged with violating the terms of your probation, you face serious criminal consequences. While the terms and conditions associated with probation can vary from case to case, some common examples of probation violations include:

  • Failure to appeal or report
  • Failure to pay fines or fees
  • Failure to complete court ordered classes
  • Charges for a new crime
  • Testing positive for drugs or alcohol
  • Associating with known gang members
  • Leaving jurisdiction without permission
  • Violation specific conditions of probation

Violating the terms and conditions of your probation is a serious charge. Whether done intentionally or by accident, the Georgia court system tends to make a point of coming down hard on those who fail to comply with their probation or parole. If you are found guilty of a violation, the court may extend probation, subject you to fines, or sentence you to serve the remaining term of your original imprisonment.

This all depends on the circumstances involved. Additional penalties include extra terms added to your probation, community service, increased supervision, electronic monitoring, and more.

Call The Merchant Law Firm right away if you are facing charges of probation violation, or even if someone has only accused you of violating probation. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner you can get the issue under control and avoid further penalties or restrictions on your life. Our attorneys are experienced in all kinds of serious criminal defense cases and are more than capable of fighting your allegations or charges of probation violation in Marietta.

Let a Marietta criminal defense attorney defend you!

Just as with any criminal offense, anyone who has been charged with a violation of probation has the opportunity to defend themselves against allegations. Hearings are usually granted within 30 days, which gives you the time to retain the assistance and advice of our firm's experienced Marietta criminal defense attorneys. We are prepared to provide representation to anyone who has already been arrested for a violation of probation and to anyone who may have a warrant currently out for their arrest.

Time is an important factor and we strongly advise that you contact The Merchant Law Firm as soon as possible!

Why You Should Entrust Our Firm:

  • Respected Legal Commentator

    Ashleigh Merchant is frequently featured on local and national news media, where she is asked to share her commentary on major cases.

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    Included in the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition. This list is compiled after thorough peer reviews and nominations.

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    Named among the Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for 2009 through 2011. The list includes 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

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    Both our attorneys have earned the prestigious 10.0 Superb score on Avvo, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive.

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