St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer
What is a probation revocation hearing? What does it mean if my probation gets revoked? How do I know if my probation will be revoked because of a new criminal charge? These are critical questions that require evaluation by a knowledgeable and experienced defense attorney.
At Cavanagh & Associates, we are here to protect your rights and interests in the face of an alleged probation violation. With our understanding of the legal procedures related to probation revocation hearings, and our commitment to providing personalized, tailor-made legal counsel to suit each client’s individual needs, we are well-prepared to help you avoid having your probation revoked and the full term of imprisonment imposed.
St. Louis criminal defense attorney Jack Cavanagh has more than 50 years of legal experience, including 4 years as a former prosecutor in St. Louis County. Find out how we can help by calling (314) 309-2799.
About Probation Violations
If a court previously gave you a Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS) or Suspended Execution of Sentence (SES) for a criminal offense, your probation will most often be set for a revocation hearing if you are believed to have committed a new legal violation or a failure to comply with previously existing conditions of probation.
The following are examples of potential probation violations:
- Violating an order of protection
- Drug or alcohol use
- Associating with known criminals
- Failure to complete community service
- Failure to complete mandatory counseling
- Failure to pay fines or restitution
- Committing a new crime
- Failure to report to probation officer
- Failure to complete mandatory drug/alcohol testing
Challenging Probation Revocations in Chesterfield, St. Louis & St. Charles
If you have received notice of a probation revocation hearing, the important thing to remember is that your probation has not been revoked yet! At the revocation hearing, the court will likely hear from both the state and also your probation officer, if your probation was supervised, before deciding whether or not to allow you to continue on probation.
If your probation is set for a revocation hearing, it is critical that you are represented by a competent St. Louis criminal defense lawyer at that hearing in order to help provide the judge with complete and accurate information, and to ensure that you have the best opportunity to remain on probation. Probation revocation hearings are incredibly serious matters because the consequence of revocation is often jail time.
If your probation is set for hearing, call (314) 309-2799 today and let us defend your interests.
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