What are the Consequences of Violating Probation in New York?

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When someone is convicted of a crime in New York, they may be offered probation which will allow them to serve their sentence at home rather than in jail. However, these individuals will be required to follow strict guidelines. Violating probation can cause an individual to face severe consequences. To learn more about probation violations in New York, continue reading. If you have violated your probation, it is important that you contact our experienced Nassau County criminal defense attorneys. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your rights. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services.

Here are some questions you may have about the consequences of violating probation in New York:

What are common probation conditions?

You will be assigned a probation officer if you are on probation. Depending on the situation, you will need to meet certain requirements. The most common probation conditions that you may be required to abide by are as follows:

  • Mandatory payment of fines
  • Possible drug testing
  • Regularly reporting to their probation officer
  • Getting and keeping a job
  • Submitting to random searches
  • Possible court-ordered drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs

How can probation be violated in New York?

If you have violated the following conditions, you will likely receive a probation violation:

  • Committing another crime
  • Not paying mandatory fines
  • Not attending court-ordered substance abuse programs
  • Being found in possession of drugs
  • Failing drug tests

What are the penalties for violating probation in New York?

If you have violated probation, you will go in front of the jury that originally sentenced you and either admit to or deny violating probation. You may either be resentenced to probation or sentenced to jail, depending on the circumstances of your violation. If you are facing a probation violation, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the impact this may have on your future. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can assist you. Our legal team understands that people make mistakes. We pride ourselves in our ability to explore all possible avenues of defense on your behalf. Give our firm a call today to schedule our initial consultation with our team. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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