Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in allegations of probation violations, and these accusations can create a world of headaches, stress and troubles for people trying to resolve prior criminal cases and stick to the straight and narrow.
Because the outcomes to these cases can have significant impacts on a person’s freedom and future – and because these cases proceed very differently than other criminal cases, it’s crucial that people accused of probation violations trust their defense to one of the Broomfield probation violation defense lawyers at The Datz Law Firm.
How Probation Revocations May Arise
When a person is suspected of having violated any of the terms of his probation, he can be charged with a probation violation – and possibly other new criminal
charges. Common circumstances that give way to these charges can include (but are not limited to):
Missing an appointment with a probation officerWhen a person is suspected of having violated any of the terms of his probation, he can be charged with a probation violation – and possibly other new criminal charges. Common circumstances that give way to these charges can include (but are not limited to):
- Allegedly failing a drug test
- Failing to pay court fines from a previous case
- Failing to complete community service, court-ordered education classes and/or other court-ordered treatments
- Allegedly committing any new crimes
- Allegedly violating protective orders that may be in place.
A person’s probation officer or any law enforcement official can initiate probation violations charges when any of the above-listed (or other alleged acts of noncompliance) has occurred.
What You Should Know about Probation Revocations and Violation Hearings…
In some cases, it may be possible for an experienced defense attorney to work out a deal or get probation violations charges resolved prior to a hearing. However, if the hearing does proceed, the accused individuals (i.e., the defendants) should know that:
- The prosecutor will NOT have to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In fact, the standards of proof in probation violation hearings are far less strict than in other criminal cases, as prosecutors will only have to prove that it was more likely than not that the accused person violated the terms of his probation.To this end, prosecutors may try to use witness statements or simply the circumstances of an arrest to allege that it was more likely than not that a probation violation occurred.
- A judge – not a jury – will determine the outcome of this case.
- If a judge rules against the defendant, deciding that the person did violate his probation, then the individual can be immediately sent to jail to serve out the remainder of any sentence that had been suspended due to the probation.
Broomfield Probation Violation Defense Lawyers at The Datz Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been accused of violating the terms of probation? If so, the Broomfield probation violation defense attorneys at The Datz Law Firm are ready to provide you with superior defense representation. At The Datz Law Firm, we have the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to help you resolve your legal issues and get through these challenging times as favorably as possible.
Our Broomfield probation violation defense lawyers have insight from a former district attorney, which means that:
- We know how prosecutors build and present their cases.
- We are effective at building a strong defense and challenging prosecutors in any legal setting.
In addition to being dedicated to defending our clients’ rights, we are also dedicated to understanding our clients’ circumstances, providing compassionate representation and making sure that our clients clearly understand their legal options so that they have peace of mind as their case progresses.
Contact Us Today
Let’s discuss your options for defending yourself against probation violation charges and successfully resolving your case. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 720-573-0539, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page.
Although our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., we make ourselves available anytime of the day or night to talk about your important legal matters – or simply to discuss your worries and concerns. The bottom line is that we are flexible, available, and responsive.
From our offices in Broomfield, we represent clients throughout the Denver metro area, as well as throughout Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County, Larimer County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County.