Probation violations are an offense within an offense. Once you plead guilty, or are found guilty after a trial, you receive a sentence. That sentence could include, among other things, a period of probation, conditional discharge or court supervision. Contain within the terms of your probation, conditional discharge or court supervision, are the terms and conditions — a list of what you are to do, and not to do. For example, you might have fines and courts costs, counseling, community service, etc. Additionally, you will have to stay out of trouble — no new offenses.
If you fail to successfully for the terms and conditions of your probation, conditional discharge or court supervision, the prosecution will file a petition to revoke your probation, conditional discharge or court supervision.
That is where our criminal defense attorneys come in. You have a right to due process. That State has to prove you violated, and that you did you willfully and wantonly. We can't bring up the issue of guilt or innocence for the original crime, but at The Law Office of J. Patrick Nelson, PC we have enjoyed quite a bit of success fighting these petitions to revoke filed by the State.
To contact us for a free consultation, call 630-480-4280, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our online information form. Based in DuPage county, our criminal defense attorneys work with clients throughout the Chicago area.
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