Probation Violation

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What is a Violation of Probation?

You can be charged with a Violation of Probation when you do not comply with the terms of your Probation.  Although most cases vary, the most common conditions require someone on probation to pay a fine, not fail any required drug tests, report to a probation officer, not get arrested for a new case, and comply with all of other requirements of the Probation.

A Violation of Probation case begins when the prosecutor files a Petition for Violation of Probation (730 ILCS 5/5-6-4).  The Court will schedule a hearing to determine if you violated your Probation. When you appear in court you will have a bond hearing.  At the hearing, if the prosecutor is able to prove by a “preponderance of the evidence” standard, that it is more likely than not that you violated the terms of your probation, the court may find guilty of violating your Probation.

What is the Sentence for Violation of Probation?

Sometimes the court will extend your probation or impose additional terms to the current probation. However, if the court feels that it is appropriate to sentence you to jail, you may be sentenced to a period of jail time.

Why Choose Legal Defenders as Your Lawyer for Your Violation of Probation Case?

With over 40 years of combined experience, you can be certain that you will have a lawyer who has the experience and negotiating skills to help the court, the prosecutor and the probation officer come up with an effective option that gives you the best chance of avoiding jail time.  Your lawyer will present evidence to the court that you make important contributions to society and that you play an important role in the function of your family. Your lawyer make every effort to convince the court that you will not re-offend and will follow the law. When we appear in Court with a lawyer from Legal Defenders, you can be certain that you are being represented by a highly skilled and experienced criminal defense trial lawyer with one goal in mind:  To Win!

You are being charged with Violation of Probation in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County or Kane Countygive us a call.  We Can Help.

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