You have pleaded guilty to a crime or have been convicted after trial. Fortunately, your punishment is not a term of imprisonment or jail, but a sentence of probation. Although there are some requirements and rules to follow, you are free and at liberty. Hiring an experienced New York probation attorney is you next step.
When a you are placed on probation, the requirements that you must follow and the rules you must obey are strictly enforced. You must comply with each term of probation even if it is not convenient or easy. Some requirements might be that you report to your probation officer at certain times, you abide by a particular curfew and that you do not get re-arrested. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in a violation of probation. That, in turn, may result in a term of imprisonment – something you initially avoided when you were sentenced to probation instead of jail. Additionally, the original crime that you pleaded to and received the more lenient sentence of probation might be reinstated.
If you violate your terms of probation it is imperative to retain skilled New York City criminal defense lawyer immediately. An experienced criminal defense and probation violation attorney in New York city, may be able to work out an agreement with the court and the prosecutor where you remain free and your livelihood and integrity is kept intact.
Contact the Law Offices of Crotty & Saland Online or call (212) 312-7129 today if you think you have violated terms of your probation.