PROBATION VIOLATIONS IN ILLINOIS
EXPERIENCED CHICAGO DEFENSE LAWYERS
One of the basic tenets of the criminal justice system is deterring people from committing crimes through punishments, including jail time. The intention of probation is to act as an alternative to jail. It works to show the prosecution that you are dedicated to contributing to society and seek to prevent re-offending with an additional crime. While many terms of probation seek to allow you to live your life in the manner that you are used to while also remaining within the confines of the law, you may find yourself unintentionally breaking the terms of your probation.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE BROKEN MY PROBATION?
If you have been charged with violating your probation, you may be facing a number of consequences, from serious fines to a return to jail. Know your options and how to fight back by enlisting the help of our legal team at Abdallah Law. Our lawyers work side by side with you through the entire legal process, helping to build you a strong criminal defense.
The most common probation violations include, but are not limited to:
- Missing a court date or hearing
- Not completing court-ordered tasks
- Avoiding the repayment of certain fines
- Lack of employment
- Traveling outside your allotted geographical area
- Failing to report to a probation officer
- A new arrest
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Spending time with certain people prohibited by a judge
In some instances, your probation officer may decide to give you a warning under the promise that you uphold the terms of your probation for the remainder of the probationary period. This is not usual. You may be ordered to appear in court to discuss the terms of your probation violation and how the court will proceed with your punishment.
SHOW UP FOR TRIAL PREPARED AND CONFIDENT
After your initial consultation, our legal team works with you to compile evidence and form a compelling argument for your case. Then, we represent you in court, defending and negotiating on your behalf. Facing probation violation charges can be both daunting and overwhelming. We want to help alleviate the burden and represent you throughout the duration of your case.
During court, you may find yourself facing:
- Increased time to the original probationary period
- Imprisonment for the remainder of the probation
- Payment of fines and restitutions
Our clients appreciate the personal way in which we interact with each individual case. We conduct in-depth interviews with each individual, forming a plan of action through which we can work toward your goals. Our team operates on principles of integrity and trusting relationships. Let us serve and support you during this tense time.
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As skilled negotiators, we have developed a reputation for achieving favorable results through our creative approach. No two cases are alike; therefore, we use creative problem solving to move you closer to your desired outcome. We offer free consultations, making our legal advice accessible and affordable for every client. Contact us today to receive aggressive representation from the very beginning of your case.