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Accused of Violating Your Probation? Our Firm Can Help.
In Arizona, probations are taken very seriously and can be aggressively punished. If you are accused of violating probation, you should seek help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Tucson. At The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, we represent clients who are accused of probation violations.
We encourage you to contact our firm as soon as you know of the alleged violation to give us time to prepare your case and work to build a solid defense on your behalf.
If you are charged with violating probation, call (520) 251-9561 for legal assistance.
The Legal Process
When a person is sentenced to probation, he or she must comply with the terms laid out by the court. Should the individual commit a technical violation of probation or be arrested for another crime, the probation officer will file a notice with the court, and the person will be notified of the allegation, and a hearing will be scheduled. As soon as you receive this notice, contact a Tucson criminal defense lawyer.
The punishment for probation violations may include:
- The terms of the probation may be modified
- Probation may be revoked and you could be sent to jail for the term of the original crime
- The length of the prison sentence will depend on the classification of the original offense
If your probation is revoked, you could be sent to jail for a period of time that ranges from months to years, depending on the class of the misdemeanor or felony for the original charge. Even if you are not sent to jail, the term of your probation could be extended and you will have to live under the conditions of probation for a longer period of time.
Let Our Attorney Evaluate Your Case
Our Tucson criminal defense attorney may be able to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed. Attorney Carlos A. Medina has successfully represented many clients in hearings.
We offer a free in-person consultation to discuss your case with our criminal defense attorney in Tucson. Contact us at (520) 251-9561 to learn about your options. We offer legal services in English and Spanish.
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