THE PROBATION REVOCATION PROCESS

When someone violates probation, there are several options in regards to their custody pending a hearing. In instances when they are in communication, the probation officer may inform the probationer of their hearing date and allow them to remain outside of custody until then. This is called a "walk-in" hearing. In other cases, the probation officer will arrest the probationer upon meeting with them and turn them over to the sheriff. This decision depends on a variety of factors including the nature of the allegations and the relationship between the probation officer and probationer.

You may receive a motion to revoke probation for violating either general probation conditions or the special conditions of your probation. Probation conditions may include:


  • Do not violate any laws
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs unless prescribed
  • Report to a probation officer regularly
  • Submit to drug testing
  • Avoid certain people or places
  • Remaining in the state unless permitted by the probation supervisor
  • Attend certain classes or programs
  • Pay all fines and fees ordered by the court
  • Perform a certain number of community service hours

Brad Stephens will work tirelessly to prepare your defense and negotiate for alternatives to keep you out of being incarcerated.

REVOCATION HEARING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Unlike a standard trial, which uses a jury to make decisions, a probation revocation hearing is decided by a judge. The judge will determine whether or not a violation actually occurred and what the appropriate punishment is. Unless your attorney and probation officer can agree on terms. As such, consider contacting a lawyer such as Brad Stephens in Cartersville, GA.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF PROBATION REVOCATION LAWS IN GEORGIA

The consequences of violating probation in Georgia may include revocation. They could also include:


  • Probation extension
  • Incarceration
  • Large fines
  • More community service hours
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Additional special conditions

Get the defense you need to help minimize or avoid the harsh penalties of probation violation. Call (770) 334-2704 today to speak to an attorney near Cartersville, GA.

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