Being put on probation is an alternative to being put in jail — it’s a second chance. However, probation comes with rules and restrictions. If those rules are broken, there’s a risk of having probation revoked and being ordered to jail.
Common violations are missing curfews, check-ins with your probation/parole officer, testing positive for drugs or alcohol and failing to pay fines. Remember that any violation can land you back in court.
If you’re called back into court on probation violation charges, you should understand that you’re in a tricky situation. In most cases, the court will consider violations an insult to the second chance sentence you were given. A good probation violations attorney can help you in court and a harsher sentence.
Our Dozier Miller probation lawyers have practiced in Charlotte for decades and are well-known and respected in the courts. Several have even served as judges in the past. Because of our upstanding reputation, we’re well positioned to speak on your behalf with probation officers and judges. We take probation and parole violation charges seriously, and we’ll be relentless in helping you avoid jail time.
When you’re faced with a traffic violation, pleading guilty and paying the fine may seem like the simplest and fastest path to resolution. It’s important to understand a guilty plea can result in more consequences than a simple fine.
Whether you were stopped on the way home after two drinks at happy hour or were involved in a traffic accident where alcohol was a factor, driving under the influence (DUI) charges are serious matters.
Conviction in drug crime cases can have serious and permanent effects on your future, long after you’ve paid the steep fines or served time. If you’ve been arrested on drug possession, trafficking or manufacturing charges, it is critical that you contact an experienced drug crime defense attorney.
The justice system is relentless in cracking down on violent crimes. No matter where you live, the punishments for violent crime charges are severe, with severe jail time possible. The effect a conviction can have on your life — your career, your family, your independence — is staggering.
White collar crimes are financially motivated and “characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust” — being charged with white collar crime can ruin the reputation and financial stability of an individual or organization. From embezzlement and money laundering to identity theft, fraud and more, these charges and the resulting investigations are serious matters. If you or your business are the target of an investigation, or charged with a white-collar crime, contact our criminal defense attorneys.
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