Probation violations in California are very serious for many reasons. First, when someone is charged with violating the terms of their probation, the only issue is whether they violated a condition imposed by the judge at sentencing or not. It isn’t important whether they committed the crime or have a defense against it. A probation violation is also determined by a judge and not a jury. Also, the prosecutor only must prove that they violated their probation, which is much easier than proof beyond a reasonable doubt needed in criminal cases. Individuals who violate their probation may face revocation of their probation, meaning jail time. This makes it that much more important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in Barstow, California such as David Leicht.
What are some examples of probation violations?
Some examples of how probation can be violated in the State of California include and is not limited to:
- Failure to comply with completing community services
- Failure to pay required fines or restitution
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to report to probation officer
- Possession of weapons or illegal substances
- Being arrested/committing a crime
Call to Speak to a Criminal Defense Attorney Today
With the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, these violations can be defended successfully. David Leicht has worked hard to provide reasonable explanations for those who have failed to comply with their probation. Treatment programs, additional community service, extended probation period, revocation of probation, prison or jail time can all result from probation violations in California.
To schedule an important phone consultation with David Leicht today to discuss your case, call his California law office at 760-256-3104.