Probation Violations in Richmond
Accused of violating your probation?
In many criminal cases where a conviction is reached, probation is given as either a replacement for jail time or in addition to a sentence instead of a lengthier jail time. When a court decides to order probation, it will typically draft an order that lists all of the conditions you are expected to adhere to. If you are thought to have violated any of those conditions, your probation could be revoked and you can be sent to jail. At Throop Law, our Richmond criminal defense attorneys offer aggressive defenses to probation violations.
- The terms of your probation could include:
- Random drug or alcohol testing
- Mandatory counseling sessions
- Community Service
- Regular meetings with your probation officer
Acts which violate your probation
In Virginia, you must follow the terms of your probation to the letter during the probationary period. This means that there is no room for error and you cannot break the rules in any way. However, there are often times where a misunderstanding leads to an accusation of you violating your probation. For example, if you missed your bus and failed to meet with your probation officer during your scheduled time, the probation officer may accuse you of running away.
- A few examples of possible probation violations include:
- Failing to pass a drug or alcohol test
- Failing to meet with your probation officer
- Missing a counseling session
- Failing to appear in court
- Losing your employment
- Leaving your restricted area (house arrest)
Hire a skilled Richmond criminal defense lawyer
It can be difficult for you to prove you did not violate your probation on your own. Enlisting the help of an aggressive criminal defense attorney in Richmond is essential to protecting your future and to keeping yourself out of jail or prison. Our firm is dedicated to protecting you against the accusations and consequences of probation violations.
Contact us now at (804) 215-1515 to request a free consultation. We provide defense in the Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia areas.
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