Fees, fines, extended jail time and other potential problems are possible consequences of a probation violation. If you're facing court over a violation of your probation then a good defense will help you avoid these potential penalties. Learn more in our blog.
If you were convicted or pled guilty to a crime in Colorado, the last thing you want to do after you’ve served your time, paid your penalties, or otherwise met your responsibilities is to wind up right back in court facing even more consequences. But if you violate any of the terms of your probation, the ordeal that you were trying to put behind you can keep costing you and lead you right to jail.
Probation is a second chance and should not be squandered because that may be the only chance you get. Violating the conditions of your probation (probation violation) can have a significant life changing impact including spending a long time (even life) behind bars, depending on your original conviction and your violation. Your best bet is to follow the conditions set forth in your probation. Meet regularly with your probation officer, stay away from drugs and alcohol, stay away from the friends who got you into trouble in the first place, complete any community service, get a job and comply with any other conditions of your probation.
Probation is a second chance and should not be squandered because that may be the only chance you get. Violating the conditions of your probation can have a significant life changing impact including spending a long time behind bars, depending on your original conviction and the violation.
Probation is a punishment by the court which requires an individual to follow certain terms and conditions. Oftentimes probation is ordered as a sentence in place of jail time, although it can also accompany other penalties such as fines or counseling.
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