With certain types of crimes the Court may suspend all or part of a prison sentence. Typically when the court suspends a portion of a sentence, there are conditions attached to that suspension. If the defendant violates these conditions, then the court may hold a hearing to revoke the suspended sentence. The court may revoke all or part of the suspended sentence based upon the defendant’s conduct that violated the conditions of the suspension.
Normally when a Court suspends a sentence they will set out conditions for the defendant such as good behavior, no drug use, no further criminal convictions, restitution and to refrain from certain types of behavior. If the court becomes aware of a violation of these conditions then it is considered a probation violation
Probation Violation Examples :
- Missing a Court Date
- Conviction of any Crime
- Failure to Pass Drug Test
- Leaving the State without Permission
- Failure to Report to Probation Officer
- Fail to Pay Fines
Consequences for Probation Violation May Include :
- Probation Extended
- Revoked Probation
- Community Service
- Jail Time
Probation violations can be serious offenses that can lead to some or the entire original suspended sentence being imposed. If you have been notified that you have a hearing scheduled to revoke the suspension of a sentence you need to hire an experienced lawyer to defend your rights.