What is Probation?
Probation is a type of sentence in a criminal or serious traffic case that is available in lieu of serving time in jail or prison. Probation often has certain standard conditions and/or special conditions that a person must adhere to in order to be compliant.
What are Some Standard Probation Conditions?
Some conditions of probation may include: maintaining a job, wearing a monitoring device, performing community service, avoiding drugs and alcohol, not committing any crimes, taking classes, and/or regularly reporting to a probation officer.
What Happens if Probation is Violated?
When a person is accused of violating one or more conditions of his or her probation, the court schedules a hearing to determine whether the person actually violated his or her probation, and if so, what the appropriate action is to take. In some cases, the court may decide that it is appropriate to revoke a person’s probation and incarcerate them. An alleged violation of probation is a matter that should therefore be taken extremely seriously because it could possibly result in jail time.
Contact a Violation of Probation Attorney
Contact an experienced assault attorney today if you or a loved one have been accused of violating your probation. With an office located in the heart of Towson, Maryland, we serve folks throughout Baltimore County, Maryland and surrounding nearby areas. We offer free phone or office consultations, and we offer jail consultations for a fee. Please use the form below to contact us and someone from our office will reach back out to you.