Probation Violation Attorney in Orange County

Orange County Defense Against Probation Violation Charges

During the sentencing phase of criminal court proceedings, the judge will dictate the punishments of the offense. The type of punishment will depend on the severity of the crime. A felony manslaughter conviction may carry a life sentence. A lesser charge may result in a sentencing of jail time and counseling. A judge may sentence a probation term as a separate punishment or an alternative to a jail sentence, and the court assigns a probation officer to the offender. Violation of probation is serious and can have major consequences.

An individual accused of probation violations should contact an Orange County criminal defense attorney for immediate assistance and legal advice.Takakjian & Sitkoff is a team of highly experienced legal professionals that have defended many clients charged with probation violations. Representation by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney is important when facing allegations of probation violations. Our team of legal associates aggressively defend clients when faced with loss of certain rights and freedoms resulting from criminal convictions and probation violations.

Terms of Probation

During a period of probation, the offender may have to submit to periodic chemical testing, keep appointments to meet with the probation officer on assigned dates, appear in court for hearings, and attend all court ordered counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. An individual may be in violation of probation if the following occurs:

  • Change of residence or employment without permission of the probation officer
  • Engaging in criminal activities, gang related activities, or committing a crime
  • Possession of weapons or illegal drugs

Individuals on probation need to follow the court-mandated terms. A missed appointment with a probation officer is a serious offense. A judge may impose additional punishment of prolonged probation or order the offender to return to jail because of probation violations. There are certain circumstances when violations are unavoidable. A death in the family or an unforeseen emergency may cause an individual to miss a probation hearing date. At Takakjian & Sitkoff our criminal defense lawyers have dealt with the courts, judges and probation officers and helped clients when charged with probation violations. Make an appointment today for a consultation regarding probation violations.

Do not waste time in contacting an Orange County probation violation lawyer if you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation.

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