Usually a conviction for misdemeanor or felony charges will involve a term of probation. If you, or someone you care about violates the conditions of probation, the consequences can be drastic and life-changing. There can be many reasons for such a violation, but whatever the reason, you should waste no time in contacting an attorney with experience in this area of the law, to ensure the best defense possible.
Because our clients come to us from all over south Georgia, at the McCranie Law Firm we are very aware that procedures for pursuing probation violations can vary from county to county. Georgia Law provides for the required terms and conditions of probation. Judges can also add additional terms and conditions.
Regular examples are:
- * Have No Contact with Certain People or Places
- * Require Drug Counseling, Testing and or Treatment
- * Perform Community Service Hours
- * Pay Restitution to the Victim
These are just some (not all) of the additional conditions that Judges can add to probation.
Each case that McCranie Law accepts is handled by me, George McCranie IV, from start to finish; it is my knowledge of the law and these county-to-county differences that will dictate how I manage your defense.
Violation of Probation: How McCranie Law Firm Can Help
If you are charged with violating probation you are entitled to a timely hearing before a judge to determine whether or not you violated the terms and conditions of your probation.
You need to be aware that the burden of proof is low in probation hearings, so it is very important you are represented by an experienced Criminal Defense attorney.
Probation violations fall into two main categories:
- * Technical Violation – Where you are accused of violating the conditions of probation, and
- * Substantive Violation – Where you are accused of committing a new crime.
We approach your particular probation violation charge in the way that delivers the best possible outcome to you.
It is important that you consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer, because in Georgia it is possible for a judge to modify the terms of your probation to make it easier to complete, or to reinstate it without penalty.
I am George McCranie IV, an experienced criminal defense attorney, who looks after the interests of the citizens of south-east Georgia. Based in Coffee County, City of Douglas, McCranie Law provides the highest level of professional legal counsel to clients in surrounding counties.
My team and I welcome your call on 912-383-7581 or email, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss how I can help you fight your probation violation.