If an individual has been sentenced for a specific crime and is serving probation in Arizona, it is imperative that he or she fully abides by the terms set forth by the court. If not, their probation officer can file a “Petition to Revoke Probation” and issue a warrant for the person’s arrest. Once they have been arrested, they may be held “non bondable” until their probation violation is resolved in court, which means that they cannot be released from jail until the judge has made their decision.
Have you been accused of violating the terms of your probation? Probation violations are taken seriously by Arizona courts, which is why it is in your best interests to contact Suzuki Law Offices as soon as possible.
In Arizona, common punishments for those found guilty of a probation violation may include an extension of the probationary period, revocation of probation, counseling or treatment programs, physical labor, jail or prison time, and more.
Unlike criminal cases, prosecutors only have to prove a probation violation by a preponderance of evidence – a much lower standard than proof "beyond a reasonable doubt." Furthermore, the decision is left to the judge alone to make. That is why it is extremely important to get in touch with an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
We understand that being accused of a probation violation doesn’t mean that you are a bad person or that you are guilty. You have a right to defend yourself against these charges. Suzuki Law Offices has successfully represented countless individuals accused of violating the terms of their probation in Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona.
We pride ourselves on offering our clients trusted, dedicated, fearless advocacy that is focused on their best interests. As former prosecutors, we have found that our experience on the other side of the law has made us better prepared and more effective as defense lawyers, both inside and outside of the courtroom. See for yourself by speaking to our team today.
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