If you are convicted of a crime in New York State, you may be offered probation. Probation will allow you to serve your sentence at home, in the community, rather than in jail. Even though you will not have to go to jail, you will still have to follow some strict guidelines. If you violate your probation, you can face some serious consequences. Read on for more information regarding probation violations in New York.
What are Frequent Probation Conditions?
When you are on probation, you will be assigned a probation officer. You will also have to meet some requirements. These can vary depending on the situation. Some of the most common probation conditions that a person may be required to abide by can include:
- Regularly reporting to their probation officer
- Submitting to random searches
- Getting and keeping a job
- Possible drug testing
- Possible court-ordered drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs
- Mandatory payment of fines
How Can Probation be Violated?
Violating the following conditions will most likely result in a probation violation:
- Not attending court-ordered substance abuse programs
- Being found in possession of drugs
- Committing another crime
- Not paying mandatory fines
- Failing drug tests
What Happens if I Violate Probation in New York?
When a person violates probation, they will be required to go in front of the jury that originally sentenced them. During this time, they must either admit to or deny violating their probation. Depending on the circumstances, the individual may either be resentenced to probation or could be sentenced to jail. Because violating probation can result in jail time, this is a serious situation. If you find yourself facing a probation violation, you will want to retain the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
If you or a loved one is faced with a probation violation, contact our firm today. We understand that people make mistakes and we will explore all possible avenues of defense. We are here to fight for you. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out. We will walk you through all of your criminal law matters and act as your advocate.
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Criminal matters can change the course of your life forever. This is why you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively combat your charges to help mitigate their long-term effects. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for a criminal defense matter on Long Island or throughout New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to assist you.