What Can Happen if you Violate Your Probation Terms

If you have been convicted of a crime and placed on probation, it’s very important you obey the terms of the probation. If you do violate the terms of your probation, you could easily face fines, jail time, or further probation. However, a good criminal defense lawyer can help you in the courts to explain your violation, which could help you avoid jail time.

violated probation termsAs different crimes are committed, different probation terms are assigned to those convicted. Not all probation terms are the same. However, here are some of the most common terms of probation:

  • Missing a drug test
  • Testing positive on a drug test
  • Failing to contact your judge or probation officer
  • Failure to appear in court or paying appropriate fines
  • Drinking (if your terms prohibits alcohol)
  • Tampering with court-ordered security devices
  • Contacting a person that you were ordered not to
  • Failing to comply with a court order for counseling or other orders

Violating any of these terms can have serious consequences. It’s important to obey these terms set forth until your probation is served in full. However, at Burns, Nickerson, Taylor, we can help explain your reasons for the violation. Doing so can help you avoid further probation or worse.