Anyone who has been placed on probation knows it can be a stressful time in their life. Depending on where you are placed on probation, you may have a really reasonable probation agent or a tyrant. Certain agents are very quick to hammer people with probation violations. Probation violations can land a person in jail or even prison! Probation violations can give you a criminal record by losing your diversion status such as 7411.
When you are placed on probation, instead of jail or prison, in any West Michigan or Grand Rapids court, a judge is showing you trust. He is saying you deserve your freedom for now and that the judge believes you can complete the terms of your probation as set forth by the judge. If you violate the terms the judge sets forth on your probation, you will probably face jail or prison time. Interestingly enough, a lot of people on probation do not realize they are in danger of being charged with probation violations until their agent threatens them with a hearing.
Our Probation Violations Attorneys Will Defend You At Probation Hearings In Grand Rapids, West Michigan and Kent County, Michigan.
If you are facing probation violations in any West Michigan court, it’s a good idea to stay in contact with an experienced probation violation defense lawyer in Michigan to ensure you understand the terms of your probation and protect yourself from harsh consequences in the event of a probation violation. You can call Shawn now at 616-438-6719 and he will be happy to answer any and all questions you might have.
Our Michigan Probation Violations Defense Lawyers Will Fight Protect You!
The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan understands our probation violations defense lawyers will go to work on your case right away after you hire us. We will do all that we can to help keep you on probation, instead of jail or prison. Attorney Shawn James Haff has a proven track record of getting great results for people that are facing the harsh reality of being taken off of probation and thrown in jail.
What Are Probation Violations
Here are some examples of what can be a violation of your terms of probation:
- Leaving the state
- Leaving the country
- Hanging around with a known felon
- Not making your scheduled meeting with a probation officer
- Quitting your job or
- Getting fired from your job
- Quitting school
- Being arrested for a misdemeanor
- Being busted for a felony
- Dropping dirty of drugs
- Not paying off your fins
- Not completing counseling
When your probation officer says jump, we tell our clients to say “How high?” You need to be polite with your PO and make sure you understand what your PO wants you to do. If you are not sure, ask your PO.
Possible Probation Violations Punishments
Here are some possible punishments:
- More Probation Time
- Probation Revocation
- A Warning
If you are in trouble for probation violations, call Shawn now at 616-438-6719. Do not face the possible loss of your freedom without calling Shawn first! The call is free, so give him a call today!
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