About Violation of Probation in Forsyth County
A probation violation charge can come about in a variety of ways. In some cases the individual faces a violation due to an arrest for a new charge while still on probation. In other cases, they failed to comply with the terms of their probation. This can include failure to complete a drug or alcohol risk reduction program, failure to pay fines, and failure to complete community service or other requirement of their probation. Some individuals do not realize that if you do not comply in a timely manner, you have violated your probation and can now be faced with the whole jail term that you avoided by being placed on probation. For example, violating probation on a first DUI offense can result in a judge deciding you need to spend 6 months in jail. This is an extremely serious matter and many judges do not take kindly to those they feel show contempt of court. It is crucial that you immediately get legal help from a Forsyth County DUI lawyer if you are facing a probation violation from a DUI conviction.
Forsyth County Probation Violation Lawyer
Fast action is necessary when you have been charged with a probation violation. You can be picked up and put in jail any time, including while at work, at home, or at a traffic stop. This can be a humiliating and a hugely embarrassing situation, as well as dangerous. Once you are in jail awaiting the hearing regarding the violation, you may not be allowed out on your own recognizance as the court may consider that you have not shown respect with regard to the law. The most urgent matter is to get an attorney working on the case at once to resolve it before you are arrested for violating your probation.
If you are aware that there is warrant for your arrest regarding a probation violation, contact the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson as quickly as possible. With fast work by the legal team at the firm, it is possible that you could avoid going to jail. However every case is unique, and your attorney must investigate the cause of violation of probation and any defenses therein. Once the violation is investigated, your attorney can move forward with a strong defense strategy.
Contact a Forsyth County probation violation attorney from the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson if you have been charged with a probation violation or are about to be arrested for this charge.