If you’ve recently been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you should understand that time is of the essence, and a Chesterfield County probation violation lawyer here at the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. can begin mounting a strong defense right away. Contact us today to learn more about probation violations in South Carolina and how our firm can help.
Chesterfield County Probation Violation Lawyer | Helping You Stay Free
Violating probation is very serious. Often, it can have detrimental outcomes for those found guilty. No one should face a probation violation on their own. You can depend on a Chesterfield criminal defense lawyer right here to fight to keep you out of jail, at all costs.
Common Probation Terms
If you’ve already been assigned probation, you are most likely familiar with the fact that you are required to obey various probational terms in order to stay out of jail or get into further trouble. Some of the most common probation terms that our firm sees, depending on the initial offense, are as follows:
- Meeting regularly with a probation officer
- Submitting to drug testing
- Being required to stay within the state
- Paying certain fines and fees
- Obtaining court-ordered employment
- Completing treatment or community service
Consequences of Violating Probation in South Carolina
If you are caught violating even one of the terms of your probation, such as by failing a drug test, failing to meet with your probation officer, committing an additional crime, or otherwise, you can expect to face a wide array of potential consequences, including jail time. Once your alleged violation of probation is reported, you will either have to appear at an Administrative hearing or in court.
At a court hearing, a judge will review the documentation prepared by your probation officer regarding your alleged violation, and you and your Chesterfield probation violation lawyer will have to prove that you didn’t violate the terms of your probation. That said, in certain cases, if it is proven that you did, in fact, violate your probational terms, your attorney can still offer an explanation and defense in an effort to reduce the severity of the consequences you may face.
If you are found not guilty of violating probation, you should be able to continue your probationary period as normal. However, if you are found guilty, you may face a variety of consequences. For example, you may have to spend the remainder of your sentence in jail, you may be ordered to complete additional drug or alcohol treatment courses and more.
Contact a Chesterfield Probation Violation Lawyer
Our firm has helped countless clients who’ve been accused of violating the terms of their probation in the past, and we are here to fight for you as well. Contact the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.