It was just about a year ago when you walked out of the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. You served time for driving on a suspended license and were put on probation. You spent four months in jail and vowed you would never set foot in any place like that again.
You were put on probation for three years and for the past 11 months, you’ve stuck to your conditions. You’ve attended every scheduled meeting with your probation officer, you’ve paid your court costs, and you have stayed out of trouble.
Recently, however, you were accused of violating your probation. The thought of walking through those jailhouse doors again keeps you awake at night and you are convinced that you are headed back. After all, it is your word against the police, right?
You May Have a Way Out
Don’t pack your bags just yet; you may have a possible defense against your allegations. Typically, a few are available, and if you have an experienced attorney on your side, you may be successful in using them. Here are a few examples:
- Does a violation truly exist? You may not have even been aware that you went against your probation. You may be able to prove this by discrediting the evidence the prosecution has against you. Additionally, if you can provide an alternate explanation for what happened and the judge believes it is suitable, you may walk away from this alleged violation unscathed.
- Was the violation justified? In some cases, you just can’t help but violate your probation. For instance, if your probation states you must stay in Virginia but a legitimate emergency forced you to travel to another state, the judge may give you leniency and not charge you with additional penalties.
The Easley Law Firm May Be Able to Help
The legal team of the Easley Law Firm has helped many across the Fairfax area with their needs regarding their probation violations. We may be able to do the same for you. Contact us today to find out more.