Experienced Probation Violation Attorney Serving Harrisburg, PA
Probation Violations in Pennsylvania
As an alternative to incarceration, judge may give offenders the option of probation. Probation is a period of time in which an individual will have to follow a certain set of conditions such as drug tests, location monitoring, unwarranted searches, community service, reports to a probation officer, limited contact with certain individuals, and more. If the offender violates these conditions, then he or she may be subject to much harsher penalties. Since those who agree to probation waive many of their rights, the judge has more discretion to do as they wish in regards to their penalties.
If you are found disobeying your conditions, then you should contact one of our Harrisburg criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. Those who violate their probation do not always do so purposefully or knowingly; we may be able to help you prove your innocence. Our legal team has over 30 years of collective legal experience, so rest assured knowing that we can more than competently defend your charges, no matter how serious they may be.
How to Successfully Defend a Probation Violation
Persons may be accused of a technical violation or a criminal violation of probation. A criminal violator is an individual who is suspected of committing a new crime while on parole. A technical violator, on the other hand, is a person who has broken the terms of their probation. Those who are criminal violators will be detained in prison until their new charges have been settled, but technical violators may or may not be detained, depending on their alleged offense. (Commonwealth of PA)
Our parole violation attorneys have a number of effective defense strategies that we may utilize on your behalf. We may be able to show that you committed a technical violation because you were unable to make an appointment due to extenuating circumstances or that you didn’t fully understand the terms of your probation. The courts must have substantial evidence to prove that you willfully violated your probation and you were fully aware of all the conditions that the courts required you to meet.
If you were charged with a criminal violation, then our Harrisburg criminal attorneys can defend your charges. We have successfully protected the criminally charged from many different offenses, so trust in our ability to defend yours as well.
Our Probation Violation Lawyers Provide Tough Defense
To learn more about how our legal team can assist you, then please contact our office as soon as you can! Our Harrisburg probation violation lawyers are available to answer your questions and ease your concerns 24/7. We want to make sure that you have the support you need throughout the whole case. Our legal team is well-equipped with a former JAG attorney and a former police officer, so don’t hesitate to give us a call for defense you can trust.