Criminal Defense Attorney in Baltimore
Many people who are convicted of a crime are placed on probation, either supervised or unsupervised. Those who have failed to pay fees, fines, or other costs associated with probation or failed to maintain regular contact with their probation agent as directed by the court can mean that you are facing a violation. The hearing for these offenses is typically a civil hearing at which time you have the right to be represented by an attorney.
Most violations are technical in nature; however, left unaddressed, they could mean that you could face jail time. It is important if you are informed that you have a violation of probation hearing that you immediately contact The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC to mount an aggressive defense. Many times, there are reasonable explanations for the violations but you need someone to advocate for you and present those explanations; you should never try to go alone and do it yourself. Keep in mind, if you lose a hearing you could be facing jail time – do not take that risk.