Probation Matters

There are two types of probation:  supervised and unsupervised.  Generally speaking, probation is an alternative to active incarceration and should be taken seriously because a potential violation of one’s probation could lead to a period of incarceration, commonly referred to as back-up time.  An alleged violation of probation is one of the probation matters that our office most routinely handles.  However, we also help people who are actively on probation by trying to get their probation terminated early under certain circumstances or modified so that the conditions of probation are not as challenging to adhere to.  Contact our office today for a free consultation with an experienced Baltimore County, MD criminal defense attorney if you are facing an alleged violation of probation or need to terminate or modify your probation. 

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Violation of Probation

Probation, whether supervised or unsupervised, can be difficult to navigate for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes, people slip up and find themselves facing one or more alleged violation(s) of probation.  A person found in violation of his or her probation may be subject to no jail time at all or a great deal of jail time, depending on the case.  Therefore, an alleged violation of probation should always be taken seriously.  If you have been accused of violating your probation, get help from an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Whether you violated your probation or not, an experienced Baltimore County, MD criminal defense attorney can help you by asserting any applicable defenses and, if found in violation, minimize any possible jail time.  Contact our office today for a free consultation with our principal attorney if you have been accused of violating your probation in some form or another.  

Early Termination

Sometimes, it may be appropriate to terminate a person’s probation early.  For example, a person on supervised probation may be doing very well on probation but is moving to another state where the supervised portion of the person’s probation does not easily transfer.  Contact our office today for a free consultation with a Baltimore County, MD criminal defense attorney if circumstances arise that would make it appropriate to terminate your probation early and you wish to pursue that possibility.  


Under Maryland law, a judge has the discretion to modify or change the terms and conditions of a person’s probation upon request.  For example, a person doing extremely well on supervised probation may wish to have his or her probation converted to unsupervised probation.  If you need help to modify the terms or conditions of your probation, then contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Baltimore County, MD Violation of Probation Attorney

An alleged violation of probation, whether founded or not, should be taken seriously because of the potential consequences – including incarceration and/or revocation of your probation.  If you have been alleged to have violated your probation, contact our office today for a free consultation with an experienced Baltimore County, MD criminal defense attorney

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