After a defendant is sentenced, the defendant may be placed on probation. While on probation, the defendant is required to comply with all of the terms of probation, which includes, but is not limited to paying fines, not consuming alcohol and/or drugs, refraining from committing another crime, among others. If the defendant violates the terms of probation, the probation officer can request that a warrant be issued for the defendant’s arrest. The defendant will then be arrested and either admit or deny the violation at Arraignment. A probation violation may result in the defendant being “non-bondable” and may be held in custody pending the resolution of the probation violation proceeding.
A probation violation can result in the revocation of probation and sentence the defendant to prison or can result in the reinstatement of the original probation. Contact the Dow Law Office so that an experienced attorney can examine the specifics of your case and develop a strategic plan of action in an attempt to get the best possible result.