Depending on the case, a probation violation can have serious consequences. If you have violated your probation, you may be facing jail time, more frequent drug tests, or a change in your sentencing. Because the evidence used in a probation violation case only needs to “reasonably satisfy” the judge rather than prove beyond a reasonable doubt, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights. Our attorneys will work to minimize the damage an alleged probation violation has on your current case.
Terms of Probation in Albuquerque, NM
When you are released on probation, it is under conditions specific to your situation. Failure to abide by the terms of your probation is, of course, a violation; however, you may also incur a violation if you:
- Are arrested for new charges
- Fail a drug test
- Fail to pay fines or fees to the court
- Fail to complete requirements of your sentence like community service or court-ordered treatment
- Leave town without permission
- Fail to report to your probation officer
- Violate any curfews or previous court orders against you
When you have been accused of a probation violation, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. At the Law Office of Mark Keller, we will help you develop the best strategy for your defense. Before you report to your probation officer, we will create a legal game plan designed to produce the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
Contact our Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers
At the Law Office of Mark Keller, we understand that everyone makes mistakes. Our attorneys have successfully provided aggressive legal representation for people with probation violations in Albuquerque for over 23 years. Our attorneys are committed to minimizing the damage an alleged violation has on your sentencing. Contact us to learn how we can help you.