Probation Violations in Queens, NY
New York City Criminal Defense Attorney
Probation violations occur when the defendant fails to properly fulfill
one or more duties as outlined in a probation agreement, generally issued
upon release from jail, prison or a treatment facility or in the case
of a conviction where probation was the penalty imposed by the court.
Most often, a violation is brought about by the probation officer who
is in charge of overseeing the length of the defendant’s punishment.
When a person is suspected of violating the agreement by failing to adhere
to any number of requirements, like maintaining a job, appearing at a
mandatory appointment, drug test or consorting with specific unauthorized
individuals, the person may be arrested and face charges of a probation
We represent clients facing crimnial charges throughout all of New York,
including Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County and
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, speak with a
Queens criminal attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. Just because you have been
accused of a violation, this does not mean that you are guilty or should
be found guilty. You have the right to due process to determine whether
you actually committed the alleged violation. A criminal defense lawyer
can provide legal counsel through these proceedings to protect your rights
The Importance of Fulfilling Your Probation Agreement in NY
Being allowed to continue with your life after being convicted of a crime
instead of being incarcerated is not an automatic result. It is an opportunity
to remain with your family, work and see friends while fulfilling your
responsibility. Violating a term of your probation may have happened as
a result of an accident, family emergency, or an honest misunderstanding.
However it came about, a probation violation is a serious matter. The
consequences if you are found guilty could include increased fines, more
restrictive probation conditions or revocation of probation and a reinstatement
of the original sentence. An established probation violation defense lawyer
can provide a compelling defense to protect your future.
What happens when probation is allegedly violated in Queens?
Normally, the judge issues a
bench warrant in the event that a violation occurs, which means that law enforcement
would be obligated to pursue and arrest the person at any time when identified.
Despite the fact that there may be a good reason for a particular violation
of the agreement, law enforcement offers are not going to listen to your
case. Instead, they will make your arrest and bring you to jail as per
the requirements of the
warrant. From there, you may spend several days in jail while awaiting trail where
additional penalties may be imposed, or revocation of probation in situations
where the defendant must fulfill a jail or prison sentence.
Call a Brooklyn defense attorney from the firm today - free evaluation!
Musa-Obregon & Associates is very familiar with the probation process and understand how flexible
the system can be in terms of requirements, and, in some situations, reason
for a violation of the agreement’s terms. The New York City criminal
defense firm may be able to provide alleged violators with a compelling
defense that could minimize any additional penalties imposed, including
a return to jail or prison to fulfill a sentence.