Being on probation might not feel much like “freedom.” After all, having to check in with your probation officer, having to submit to drug tests and even searches of your home and potentially even having a curfew can all be a big pain. However, for many, being on probation is a lot better than being in jail or prison.
Unfortunately, if you have been charged with a probation violation, there is a very good chance that even more of your freedom is at risk. Depending on the situation, there is a chance that a judge could activate your suspended sentence, causing you to go to jail or prison. If your suspended sentence is a long sentence, you could be at risk going away for quite some time.
Obviously, having your probation revoked can be a very bad thing. If you have a job, you could lose that job if you go to jail or prison. You also have to worry about being away from your family and being in a potentially dangerous and high-stress environment.
Just because you have been charged with a probation violation does not necessarily mean that you will be incarcerated, but it is definitely something that you should take seriously. Don’t try to fight this type of case on your own; otherwise, you might not like the outcome. Instead, hire a skilled attorney who has handled probation violation cases in the past. If you are looking for legal assistance that you can count on during this important and scary time, contact us at Anderson Law Firm, PLLC to find out what we can do for you.
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