Knoxville Violation of Probation Attorney

Probation is a form of alternative sentencing ordered by a judge, usually instead of but sometimes in addition to, serving jail time. What probation does for a convicted individual is to allow him or her to live in the community for a specified period of time, but under the supervision of a probation officer. The purpose of sentencing an individual to probation is for the court to have control or authority over that individual and ensure that he or she stays out of trouble during that probation period, which is set by the court during sentencing. For example, without probation the defendant might be sentenced to a maximum jail term of one year on a misdemeanor conviction.

When a defendant gets out of probation, he or she is free of all obligations, conditions and supervision. However, if the defendant commits the same offense for which he or she received probation or commits another offense during that probationary period, the judge may cut short the probation and send the defendant to jail. When an individual violates the terms of his probation, it is known as a violation of probation.

If you are charged with violating your probation, the first thing you need to do is to get an experienced and skilled Tennessee criminal defense attorney, who can give you advice and guidance about the right course of action. There is no need to give up or resign yourself to going to jail as soon as you violate the terms of your probation or believe you have done so. All is not lost just because there is a warrant for your arrest based on your probation violation.

The skilled criminal defense lawyers at Baker Associates have successfully defended a number of probation violation cases where the accused did not serve any jail time. Of course, there are some situations where jail time is a strong possibility. Sometimes, it is inevitable. But, there are also situations where the violation can be dismissed. Factors favoring dismissal include whether you have a relatively short criminal history and whether your violations were minor or technical.

If you have been arrested for a probation violation, please schedule your free consultation with a skilled and experienced criminal attorney at Baker Associates today. Our knowledgeable lawyers will sit down with you and come up with a strategy to reach the best possible outcome.

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