Probation is a system that allows a person convicted of a crime to avoid a term of incarceration. Instead of letting that person walk away from the process without any penalties whatsoever, probation is a sort of suspended sentence. If a person violates the terms of their probation, they could be forced by the court to serve their original sentence.
Probation violations can come in different forms. In some instances, a person could have their probation revoked because they committed another criminal offense. In other situations, violating the terms of the agreement—even when no crime has occurred—could result in a probation violation.
Attorney David G. Moore is experienced with defending accusations of probation violations. These cases are different, as the burden of proof is lower than standard criminal charges. Let a Portage probation violations lawyer help you defend your rights at this critical time in your life.