Probation is an optional punishment available under certain circumstances for both felony and misdemeanor convictions. It is basically a set period of time ordered by the court during which the defendant must stay out of trouble and refrain from doing certain things. Probation may be granted in place of incarceration entirely or as a term for a shorter period of incarceration.
Violating the terms of probation can result in severe consequences, including possible jail or prison time. If a defendant is accused of violating the terms of probation, they are entitled to challenge the allegation at a formal hearing with witnesses and evidence.
If you or someone you care about is charged with a probation violation, the criminal defense attorneys at the Weinrieb Law Firm can help explain the charges and properly defend against them. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (818) 933-6555.