Monday, September 16, 2013

Probation

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Probation is usually made with very specific conditions relevant to the conviction for which probation was sentenced. A violation of these conditions can lead to revocation of probation and the imposition of a custodial (Jail or Prison) sentence.
Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Probation Violation include:
  • Probation revoked
  • Jail or imprisonment (depends upon original conviction)
  • Significant fines
  • Probation reinstatement with additional terms including:
    • Jail/Prison
    • Longer term
    • Community service
    • Rehabilitation program
    • Additional fines
  • Other
Defenses for Probation Violation may potentially include:
  • Showing insufficient evidence
  • Proving factual innocence
  • Proving probation terms complied with
  • Other

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