If you are found guilty of violating probation there are three different types of sentences you can receive.
- The first is reinstatement. Reinstatement means that you are placed back on probation to finish what you started.
- The second type of result is a modification of your probation. Many times they extend your deadlines or add additional penalties to fit the violation. For example, if you test positive for drugs, they may add random testing or drug counseling to your list of conditions. If you failed to do something, like change an address, they may ask that you perform additional community service hours.
- The third is jail. If you are found guilty of a violation of probation you can be sentenced to any amount of jail or prison that you could have gotten when you were first placed on probation.
- If you are sentenced to jail, the judge can either revoke the probation all together so that you do not have to finish any terms of the probation when you are released from jail, OR the judge can sentence you to jail and then order you to finish the probation upon release.
The penalties for a violation of probation can be very severe. This is especially true if you have a felony violation of probation charge. A simple violation can mean the difference between freedom and prison. Don’t trust an overworked or inexperienced attorney to obtain the best outcome for you.
Call the skilled attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel. Our defense team has over 30 years of combined experience in the criminal justice system. Call us now for a consultation of your case. We are available 24/7 at 407-218-6277.