Probation Violation Attorney – California Penal Code 1203 PC
Do You Need a Probation Violation Attorney in California?
If you are arrested for a new crime while on probation, you may face severe consequences for violating the terms of your probation under California Penal Code 1203 PC. If you are believed to be in violation of your probation, you can be subject to arrest and taken before the court for what is known as a probation revocation hearing.
At this hearing, the judge will determine if you have in fact violated the terms of your probation. If you are found to be in violation, your probation can be modified or revoked and the judge can impose the original jail sentence for the crime in which you were previously convicted.
That is why it is essential for you to hire an experienced probation violation attorney. Call us today at (877) 466-5245 for legal advice about your case or read below for more information about probation violations.
Why Hire Wallin & Klarich?
The success of our probation violation defense firm has helped us achieve the highest of merits, including a 5 out of 5 AV rating on Lawyers.com, a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO.com, and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
For over 30 years, the probation violation lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have helped many people like you who have been arrested for violating their probation. Here are just a few testimonials provided by some of our previous clients who wanted to share their stories:
“I am grateful to the services of Wallin & Klarich. I was facing 60 days in jail for a probation violation. Thanks to Wallin & Klarich I suffered no jail time for my probation violation. I would recommend the law offices of Wallin & Klarich to anyone else in my situation.”
“My uncle was looking at state prison for a repeat felony probation violation out of the Compton Superior Court. I heard the prosecutor keep saying 16 months state prison. I knew then I needed a good lawyer so I hired Wallin & Klarich. My uncle’s lawyer was able to get him in a jail alternative program. The professional help you have given to my uncle will help him to lead a productive life. I thank Wallin & Klarich for all their efforts; you have a client for life.”
“I was charged with a domestic violence case and was also facing a probation violation. My attorney at Wallin & Klarich was able to get my case dismissed. I am very pleased with my results.”
Call Wallin & Klarich Today
You can place your trust in Wallin & Klarich. Our knowledgeable California probation violation lawyers are committed to defending your rights and your freedom. Call us today for immediate help on your case.
For more information on laws regarding probation violations, read below or simply pick up the phone and speak to one of our skilled probation violation defense attorneys today.
Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free telephone consultation.
What is a Probation Violation?
Probation is a type of supervisory sentence imposed by the judge that will allow you to be released back into the community in lieu of jail time. You can be under felony or misdemeanor probation, which will include various terms and conditions that you must satisfy in order to remain in compliance. If you fail to satisfy one of these conditions or you do not appear at your scheduled court hearings, you are considered in violation of your probation.
How is Probation Violated?
The court has wide discretion in determining the terms of your probation in accordance with California Penal Code section 1203 probation guidelines. A judge can issue any term or condition of your probation as long as it bears a rational relationship to the offense for which you were convicted. A violation of any of these terms can subject you to severe criminal consequences. Here are a few common probation violations:
- Failure to pay restitution
- Failure to pay a court ordered fine
- Failure to attend court mandated programs
- Failure to report to your probation officer
- Violation of geographical restrictions
- Failure to appear in court at review hearings
- Commission of a new criminal offense
Probation Violation Consequences
Under California Penal Code section 1203.3, the court has the authority to revoke, modify, or change its order of suspension or execution of your sentence if you are found guilty of violating your probation. The judge has wide discretion in determining your punishment and will consider several factors such as the serious of your probation violation, your history of prior violations, your prior criminal history and any recommendations made by the probation department. Here are some consequences the judge can impose if you are found to be in violation of your probation:
- Revoke and reinstate probation and impose a jail sentence
- Revoke probation and impose the sentence provided by law
- Extend the length of your probation
- Impose additional probation conditions
- Order counseling
- Order a substance abuse treatment program
Probation Violation Hearing FAQs
To help you understand the various aspects of a probation violation, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ section. There, you can find answers to questions like:
- What is the difference between probation and parole?
- How long does probation usually last?
- Will the terms of my probation change if I am found in violation?
Where can I find the most experienced probation violation defense attorneys in California?
If you are confronted with accusations of violating your probation, it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with such cases.
With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville and West Covina, Wallin & Klarich has successfully represented clients facing probation violations for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and the know-how to win your probation violation hearing.
Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 or fill out our confidential form. We will be there when you call.