Defense Representation In Probation Violations
Being sentenced to probation is not a free pass — it’s an alternative punishment. You stay out of jail or prison only by meeting the requirements of the sentence. Sometimes these requirements are confusing, contradictory or difficult to meet; it’s easy to be charged inadvertently with a probation violation. No one wants to go to jail, but that is sometimes what awaits people convicted of probation violations. If you have been charged with violating the terms of your probation, it’s important to have skilled and experienced counsel to protect your rights and fight to keep you out of jail.
Former State Trooper On Your Side
At the law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., we defend clients against charges of violating their probation sentences. Our principal lawyer served as a Massachusetts state trooper for 10 years and is a veteran of many investigations. Not only is he an accomplished courtroom attorney with 25 years of experience, but he is also uniquely able to get at the facts of your case, ensuring that you have the best defense.
Probationary Conditions — Easy To Violate
Probation law allows sentences to vary. Continued freedom is usually contingent upon complying with requirements such as:
- Meeting regularly with a probation officer
- Staying out of trouble during your probation — no arrests or other legal problems
- Attending required drug and alcohol treatment programs
- Not possessing illegal drugs
- Not carrying a gun or other proscribed weapon
- Not leaving the state or community without approval
- Attending school or college
Fighting To Keep You Out Of Jail
Meeting the conditions of probation can be challenging. Our attorney has defended people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time and were charged with probation violations as a result. For example, clients who were in a car where drugs or weapons were found might be charged, even though they had no knowledge of the drugs or guns. We have also defended people who missed appointments with their probation officers and were unable to notify them because their cars broke down or phones were out of order. Our lawyer is skilled at finding a way to give people another chance.