When you walked out of the Fairfax County Circuit courthouse with only a probation instead of jail time, you felt relieved. You were not sure if you would receive that type of verdict, but you were extremely grateful that you did. You vowed you would never make such a mistake again, and to always stay on the right side of the law.
A few months down the road, you were told you had violated your probation. However, you didn’t do it on purpose, and you were not even aware that your actions qualified as breaking your probation terms. Now you are worried about the additional penalties you may receive.
Did You Commit One of These Common Probation Violations?
Those on probation must exercise extreme caution in an effort to not break their probations. You could receive allegations of probation violations for:
- Testing positive in a drug test
- Missing an appointment with your probation officer
- Committing any new crimes, such as theft, assault, or even driving on a suspended license, depending on the terms of your probation
- Violating any protective orders that are held against you
- Failing to complete any community service, court-ordered education classes, or any other court-ordered treatments
- Failing to pay court costs from previous cases
- Possessing a firearm
- Not maintaining steady employment
- Leaving the state when you are prohibited from doing so
The exact conditions of probation depend on your particular situation. You should receive the terms of your probation from your probation officer or from the judge during your trial. Consulting with your probation officer about any questions you have regarding the terms could prevent you from getting in trouble with the law.
When You Are Accused, We Can Help
The legal professionals of the Easley Law Firm want to help you during this difficult time. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your situation and find out if we can help.