Probation revocation can occur in either the Cobb County State or Superior Courts. Everyone you talk to has a friend who knew somebody that violated and they think they can tell you what to expect. The truth is only someone who routinely appears before the judge that you will face can tell you with any confidence what the consequences are likely to be. Consequences of violating your probation can range from simply reinstating your probation to the court, or revoking your probation which means serving your entire sentence. There are rules that can limit the length of a probation violation sentence depending on what sort of violation has occurred.
To be successful probationer, a person must correct the lifestyle factors which lead them into criminal court in the first place. Whether it was mere immaturity, addiction or a bad relationship that led to your arrest; unless you have corrected this in your life you stand a good chance of being involved with a probation revocation. Similarly, in order to demonstrate to the court that although you have violated your probation the judge should reinstate your probation you will need to convince the court that any threat of you violating the terms of your probation in the future has been eliminated.
In a typical probation revocation, a warrant is issued and the accused is jailed until a hearing is held. In some courts, this can take a week or a month. Some courts “automatically” revoke at least part of your sentence regardless of the reason. Some will listen to reason and understand that although you violated, there may be an alternative to further jail. The law states that a court should consider alternatives to jail. Even if there’s is a violation, we can help here too.
Remember, the law states you can be sentenced to a probation violation for a new charge before that charge is disposed of, and in spite of that charge being dismissed or the accused being acquitted! It happens every day. Don’t let it happen to you. Call us today.