We recently discussed what constitutes a probation violation. This is one aspect of the criminal justice system that many people don’t think about. When you are charged with a crime, you might be able to avoid jail time upon conviction by being placed on probation. While this might seem like an easy way to resolve the case, you must take probation very seriously.
It is possible that probation might by the goal for your case. We carefully evaluate each criminal defense case that we work on to determine what options we can explore. Once we know the options, we carefully consider each one. As we do this, you can think about how the options will impact your life.
One good thing about being placed on probation is that you aren’t pulled away from your life. You will have to be careful that you remain in compliance with the terms of your probation. Failing to remain in compliance can lead to a probation violation.
Each criminal case is different. We have to look into the circumstances of your case to figure out how to approach your defense. Even if we are going to try to pursue a plea deal, we still work to prepare your case for trial in case our quest for a plea deal isn’t successful.
Ultimately, you have to decide what you are going to do. You are in control of your defense, so think carefully when you are presented with options. Each option might have a different impact on your life. You have to think about how you might be impacted now and in the future by the decisions you make today.