Murfreesboro Probation Violation Lawyers Work Hard to Help You Avoid Additional Penalties
More than 40 years of combined experience on your side
Probation is often a desirable alternative to serious jail or prison sentences, but there are strict conditions which must be followed to avoid harsh punishments. The Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys at Dotson & Taylor are skilled legal practitioners who have significant experience working collaboratively with defendants, probation officers, and the court system to achieve favorable resolutions that work in your favor. We understand that mistakes happen and we are committed to staying by your side through each step of the process to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
What is probation?
Many people have heard of probation, but aren’t really sure of what it actually means for the probationer, or the person who is on probation. A large majority of criminal convictions involve a sentence of probation, as opposed to incarceration. According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections, there were 57,951 offenders currently on probation as of June 30, 2014. Offenders that are placed on probation are allowed to live in the community under the supervision of a Probation Officer. There are typically several conditions in place that often dictate where the probationer lives and works.
Seek legal advice as soon as possible if you think you may have violated the conditions of your probation
Probation violations happen all the time and must be handled in a timely and transparent manner to avoid a reinstated sentence. Our Murfreesboro probation violation attorneys handle numerous probation violation cases each year and some of the most common violations that occur are:
Failing to check in with probation officers
Possessing a handgun or firearm
Violating the terms of court-ordered substance abuse treatment programs
Using drugs or alcohol
Being arrested for another crime
Failing to adhere to orders of protection or restraining orders
If your probation officer feels you have violated the terms of your probation, the judge may issue a warrant for your arrest. Your original sentence may be reinstated and additional penalties may be issued.
Top Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys swiftly handle probation violations and fight to reduce penalties
Probation violations may seem like minor infractions, but they can lead to significant consequences. The Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys at Dotson & Taylor have helped numerous probationers deal with probation violation mistakes. Our office is centrally located in downtown Murfreesboro and your first consultation is completely free. Call us at 615-890-1982 or send an email to schedule a meeting to discuss your violation of probation.