Probation Violations

Probation can be a positive alternative to prison for many people. Instead of going to jail, a person on probation can work at a job, receive counseling, undergo substance abuse treatment or perform community service. However, if you violate any of the terms of your probation, things could quickly turn negative. There is a risk that your probation could be modified and additional requirements imposed. For some violations, you could receive jail time. This can range from a day in jail to a 90 day commitment to the state prison system to revocation of your probation and service of your entire suspended sentence.

The Johnston County probation violation lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, realize what’s on the line if you are facing probation revocation. If you have been accused of violating your probation, we will work hard to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.

We have experience representing people charged with probation violations throughout Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton. For a free case evaluation, call our Johnston County probation violation attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.

Being Accused of a Probation Violation Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Have to Go to Jail

In many cases, you can be convicted of a crime but not sent to prison. The court will instead enter a “judgment suspending sentence” and place you on probation for a defined period.

Usually, this probation will be supervised by a probation officer and will require you to follow conditions such as consenting to random searches, submitting to drug tests, performing community service, staying out of legal trouble, paying restitution or paying regular probation supervision fees. If you are accused of violating any terms of probation, you could receive sanctions that can possibly include jail time.

However, jail time and having your probation revoked are just two of the many possible outcomes in a probation hearing. The other possible outcomes include:

  • Continuation of probation unchanged;
  • House arrest;
  • Modification of your probation terms, such as lifting a restitution requirement;
  • Extension of the length of your probation; or
  • Termination of your probation.

At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and vigorously contesting alleged probation violations. We can challenge whether you received proper notice of the violations, whether your actions were “willful” and whether the court has the authority to rule in your case. You also might have been given a probation period that was not justified under the law or that imposed invalid conditions. We will explore every possible option in your defense.

Contact Us Today

The hard-working, skilled and aggressive Johnston County criminal defense lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, have a record of successfully representing clients charged with probation violations in Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton, Selma, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson’s Mill and Micro.

For a free case evaluation, call our Johnston County probation violation attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form.