Violating Probation in New York State | What You Should Know

There are few things worse than being convicted of a crime. Unfortunately, a conviction can carry far more than a simple jail sentence. However, for many, they are offered to go on probation in lieu of jail. This is a tremendous offer, as probation can allow an individual to move on with his or her life as a free person, albeit under strict supervision. That being said, if you are someone who was recently caught, or allegedly caught, violating your terms of probation, you are most likely now facing very serious consequences. Our firm is here to help fight those consequences. Please continue reading and reach out to our Rockland County criminal defense attorney to learn more about probation and how we can help if you have been charged with violating probation. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some common conditions of probation in NY?

There are various conditions of probation that individuals are commonly mandated are as follows:

  • You may have to attend court-ordered drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs.
  • You may have to pay high fines
  • Being assigned to a Probation Officer who you will have to report to
  • You may have to obtain mandatory employment
  • You may have to submit to regular drug testing
  • You may have to submit to random searches (depending on your charges)

What are some examples of probation violations in NY?

There are various ways in which an individual can violate the terms of his or her probation, including failing to attend court-ordered programs, being caught under the influence or in possession of drugs, failing to pay fines, failing drug tests, committing another crime, and more.

What are the consequences of violating probation in New York?

If you are caught violating probation, you will have to attend a hearing wherein you can either plead guilty or not guilty of violating your probation. If you plead guilty though show remorse (depending on your charge), you may be resentenced to probation. However, in many cases, our firm will advise you to deny your charges, wherein we will fight to prove that you did not violate your probation terms. Do not do so without the assistance of a knowledgeable New York criminal defense attorney at your side.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.