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What Happens if You Violate Your Probation?

Last updated 6 years ago

If you’re on probation for a criminal offense or DUI, staying out of trouble and following the terms of your probation is essential for avoiding further problems. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you have violated your probation, you may need to consult a criminal defense attorney. The consequences for violating the terms of your probation can be very serious and could even land you in jail. Here are three potential consequences that you could experience after violating the terms of probation for a criminal offense or DUI.

Extended Probation
The most lenient consequence for violating probation is an extension of the probation term. This may not seem like a very big deal at first, but imagine extending your current situation for months or even years into the future. You may find yourself violating the terms of your probation again through a minor offense and extend your punishment even further.

Increased Probation Levels
Depending on the severity of the probation violation and the criminal offense your probation is linked to, you may be placed in a higher level probation program. Intensive probation may require electronic monitoring, more frequent meetings with your probation officer, mandatory counseling, and more. Additionally, increased program involvement means higher out-of-pocket costs for you during the entire term of your probation.

Probation Revocation
Finally, a serious probation violation, such as a DUI or criminal offense, may actually cause your probation to be revoked completely. This means that instead of serving probation, you may have to spend time in prison. Many times, these prison terms can last for years.

To avoid these harsh consequences, you need a great criminal defense attorney. Blumberg & Associates serve Arizona residents with the best criminal defense, family law, personal injury, and DUI legal services. Call (602) 277-6180 for a consultation today.

 

 

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