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Probation Violation Lawyers in Worcester County

Protecting Your Best Interests

When you are put on probation, you are held responsible for a clearly defined set of rules handed down by the sentencing judge.

The contract may include behavioral clauses such as:

  • Violating Court Mandated ProbationObeying all local, state, and federal laws
  • Reporting to your probation officer regularly
  • Paying a probation supervision fee
  • Paying restitution
  • Attending AA or NA meetings
  • Performing a certain number of hours of community service

If you are accused of violating even one of the included terms, you may be subject to arrest, along with a number of additional penalties, so it's extremely important that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can.

If you have been charged with breaking the terms of your probation, contact a Worcester County criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your next steps.

What Happens Next?

When your probation officer becomes aware of your alleged violation, he or she may file a notice to inform the court of what is going on. The judge can then either issue a warrant for your arrest or summon you straight to court.

Typically, there are two hearings that follow. At the first hearing, you are brought before the court and notified of the alleged violations. The main issue determined at this initial hearing is whether you will be held in jail without bail until the second hearing or not.

At the second hearing, your probation officer may have witnesses on hand to testify against you. If so, your Westborough attorney can cross-examine the provided witnesses, as well as calling witnesses of his or her own on your behalf.

Why Strong Representation Matters

While our first goal is to have the charges dropped altogether, it is not uncommon to be able to settle on a punishment that enables you to avoid being sent back to prison. In these cases where there is strong evidence that you did indeed violate your probation, we aim to negotiate a compromise with alternatives to imprisonment such as community service, restitution, or alcohol and drug abuse counseling.

In a system that is set up against you, you need an advocate. Schedule your case consultation with a Worcester County criminal defense attorney today.

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If you are facing criminal charges or a difficult family-related legal dispute, Burke Levy, P.C. is committed to protecting your rights and safeguarding your future. Whether your case requires skillful negotiation or tenacious and aggressive litigation, you can count on us to do everything possible to help you achieve a favorable outcome. From start to finish, our attorneys will personally deal with every aspect of your case and can assist you with a wide variety of legal issues in Massachusetts.