Orange County Probation Violations Lawyer
Probation is one of several penalties – one part of the overall sentence – typically imposed by the courts for a criminal conviction in California.
If someone on probation violates any of the terms or conditions of probation, that probation may be modified or terminated as the result of a violation of probation (VOP) or probation violation (PV) hearing, and the offender may be ordered to serve time in custody.
At The Law Offices of Todd Landgren, our experienced attorneys can defend you at a VOP hearing, but it is imperative to contact our offices immediately if you are accused of violating the terms of your probation.
If you are charged with violating your probation, we can most often work with the court to resolve the triggering issue with little or no additional penalty, so long as you are willing to cooperate with our efforts to present the matter to the court in the most favorable light.
Help With VOP Cases
If you are serving probation as part of a criminal sentence in California, and if you fail to comply with any of the terms or conditions of your probation, you may be arrested and charged with a violation of probation or VOP.
At a VOP hearing, your own attorney and a prosecutor representing the state will present evidence and testimony to a judge regarding your alleged violation of probation.
Because you were already convicted of a crime, your rights at a VOP hearing are limited. For example, a judge rather than a jury will decide if you are guilty or not guilty of violating your probation.
If the judge decides that you violated probation, that judge may amend the terms of your probation, extend the length of your probation term, or have you sent to jail. If you are found guilty, your penalty will hinge on precisely how you violated the terms of your probation.
If you are on probation for a drug crime or a DUI, and if your alleged probation violation involves drugs or alcohol, a judge might add a requirement for drug or alcohol treatment and counseling to the terms of your probation.
If you are arrested and charged with another crime while you are on probation in this state, you will be prosecuted for the new charge, and the probation you are serving will probably be revoked.
Anyone who is sentenced to probation in California should understand that probation is a court’s expression of leniency. To avoid serving time behind bars, it’s wise to comply with the terms and conditions of your probation.
The Law Offices of Todd Landgren has successfully defended scores of clients in criminal trials and at VOP hearings.
If you are charged for a violation of probation in Southern California, contact The Law Offices of Todd Landgren online – or call us at 949-752-1122 – and arrange to speak with a skilled probation violations attorney.
Our knowledgeable lawyers will protect your rights, explain your options, and fight aggressively for the justice you need and deserve.
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