Chicago Probation Violations Lawyer
Learn About Terms of Probation
Probation is a privilege granted to individuals who have been convicted of a crime as a way to serve portions of their sentence in society in lieu of jail or prison time. As probation is a privilege, not a right, it is vital that individuals abide by all probationary terms defined by the judge. Violating a term of your probation can lead to additional sentencing or result in being forced to carry out the remainder of the original sentence in jail or prison. If you are aware that you have been in violation of your probation or if you have been arrested and accused of violating your probation, you need to contact The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC right away.
Some violations of probation can include:
- Forgetting to check in with your probation officer
- Leaving the state
- Committing another crime
- Failing to pay ordered fines or restitution
- Failing a drug test
Most probation sentences require that you refrain from alcohol and drug use. Depending on your conviction, you may be banned from purchasing a weapon. You may also be required to check in on a regular basis with your probationary officer, receive regular counseling and treatment courses, and complete community service requirements. Some probation arrangements will require you to also maintain a job and remain in the jurisdiction where you were charged for the duration of your probation. Failure to abide by any of these terms can lead to additional charges and fines placed against you.
Powerful Legal Counsel
When you are accused of violating your probation, you need to work with a skilled attorney who understands the probation laws in Illinois. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC, Attorney Faraj has years of legal experience in assisting clients in obtaining favorable outcomes for their criminal cases.
When you work with The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC, you can rest assured that your case will be in the hands of an aggressive lawyer who will fight to help you receive the best possible resolution for your case. If you have questions about your situation, schedule a free case evaluation with The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj as soon as possible.