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 Probation Violations

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If you're convicted of a crime in Kansas, a judge may suspend a jail sentence and order a period of probation instead. While probation will give you more freedom than time in jail, you must adhere to very strict guidelines set forth by the court. If you violate these terms of your probation, you may be ordered to complete the original jail sentence, as well as face additional penalties for the violation.

Due to the serious consequences a probation violation can have, it's crucial to retain a skilled Overland Park criminal defense attorney right away. You'll find the tough, aggressive defense you need at Gigstad Law Office, LLC, where Attorney Robert Gigstad proudly stands for the rights of the criminally accused.

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Common Examples of Probation Violations

The terms of probation can vary widely based on a number of factors, including the severity of the crime committed and your criminal history. In many cases, the court will implement special conditions which are unique to your case. Due to the numerous conditions of many probation orders, it can be easy for people to unknowingly violate them. For minor probation violations, an Overland Park criminal defense lawyer can often successfully argue that you are trying to comply with the terms of your probation, resulting in a reinstatement of probation rather than jail time.

Some common examples of probation violations include:

  • Failing to comply with drug/alcohol screenings
  • Testing positive for drugs/alcohol
  • Committing another crime
  • Failing to complete court-ordered community service
  • Neglecting to check in with your probation officer
  • Leaving the state

What Happens After a Probation Violation?

Probation is best thought of as an opportunity to avoid jail time. If you successfully complete your probation, your sentence will be over and begin putting the matter behind you. If you violate your probation, however, the judge has the option to reactivate the initial jail sentence.

If you're charged with violating probation, a judge may:

  • Increase the length of your probation term
  • Modify the terms of your probation
  • Order counseling sessions
  • Order a short jail term, followed by more probation
  • Charge you fines or restitution payments
  • Revoke the probation, and send you back to jail

Trust Our Skilled Attorney to Defend Your Freedom

At Gigstad Law Office, LLC, our Overland Park criminal defense attorney is a top-rated trial lawyer with a strong record of satisfied clients. When you retain our firm, you can expect aggressive defense from an attorney who truly works with your best interest in mind. If you're on probation, a tiny slip-up can cost you your freedom – trust our firm to provide the tireless defense you need.

Accused of violating your probation? Call Gigstad Law Office, LLC today at (888) 387-2036.

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