Probation Violations: An Overview
If you are granted probation in place of jail time, you must follow a number of specific requirements. Any failure to adhere to the specific terms of your probation could result in your immediate arrest, the revocation of your probation, and your continued incarceration for the duration of your sentence. You could also be facing fines, an extended sentence and other penalties.
Common types of probation violations include:
- Failure to check in with your probation officer
- Getting arrested for an additional offense
- Failure to complete court-ordered counseling
- Failure to pay court-ordered restitution or fines
- Failure to show up for mandatory drug or alcohol testing appointments
- Failing a drug or alcohol test
Visit our Probation Violations page to learn more.
Being accused of violating your probation is a serious charge. If you do not act quickly you could lose your probation and face harsh penalties, including possible jail time.
Attorney T. Charles Shafer has more than 25 years of criminal defense experience and is an aggressive advocate for our clients’ rights. Attorney Shafer is a former Assistant Public Defender who has dedicated his life to providing powerful defense to those charged with criminal offenses in the Fort Pierce area. We do not believe that a simple misunderstanding, confusion or error should result in your probation being revoked, and we can fight for you. Contact T. Charles Shafer, Attorney at Law to find out what our firm can do for you.