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Probation Violations

We are Greg Hill & Associates. If you or a family member have questions you need answered or issues you need resolved concerning a violation of probation, we can help you.

We have had a great deal of success in resolving probation violation cases in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego Counties.

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We strive to have the client reinstated on probation or the jail/prison sentence minimized without a probation violation hearing, as the burden of proof to find a violation is low.

Over 25 Probation Violation Case Result Summaries

Most commonly, the client is arrested for a new violation which involves its own separate exposure, as well as exposure as a probation violation.

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Sometimes, the probation violation is out of a separate courthouse, so coordinating the two cases to avoid duplicative or redundant punishment is vital. Often, when the two cases are out of different courthouses, we will seek to transfer the new case to the courthouse handling the probation violation, or visa versa to the courthouse handling the new violation. Our experience with the two courthouses and the two prosecutors helps us make this decision.

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If you or a family member have questions or concerns regarding probation violations, please call us today for a free 45 minute consultation. (310) 782-2500.

Blue Checkbox Facts About Probation Violations

If a probationer on felony or misdemeanor probation has failed to complete a condition of probation, he faces substantial jail or prison time. It is therefore critical that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side.

Often, there are reasonable explanations as to why a condition of probation was not completed. If the probationer was ill, family was ill, unforeseeable work obligations and lack of money are all reasonable explanations for failing to meet the conditions of probation. However, only a skilled defense attorney can persuasively argue these points and obtain documentation and verification that will satisfy the court.

If the probation department seeks to violate your probation, it is absolutely critical that you ask the court to hear your side of the story before the probation department has violated your probation and sought a warrant for your arrest. If the probation department has already requested the warrant or if there is an outstanding warrant, it is equally as critical that you contact an attorney who can ask for a court hearing before you are arrested on the warrant. If you show up in court before being arrested, you have a much better chance of successfully defending the probation violation.

If the conditions of probation are causing an undue hardship on the probationer, your defense attorney can successfully argue for a modification of probation under Penal Code § 1203.3(a), or in some circumstances, early termination of probation.

Other times, a probation violation arises from the client’s failure to obey all laws because the client is arrested on a new offense. In such circumstances, our office must defend the client on two fronts, both as to violating probation and on the new offense. If the new offense ends in dismissal, the probation violation is resolved as well. Therefore, it is extremely important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney on the new offense to ensure your best chances of having the probation violation resolved by dismissal.

Blue Checkbox Greg Hill & Associates Can Help You By:
1 Properly investigating the facts surrounding your case by hiring a professional investigator if necessary.
2 Researching potential legal defenses and gathering evidence to show the violation is excusable. This evaluation includes a discussion of the immigration consequences of a conviction for the new charges alleged
3 Aggressively negotiating with the probation department to ensure they are in agreement with us that the new charges are not a probation violation. Alternatively, this means negotiating with the probation department to explain the circumstances of allegedly violating the terms of probation.
4 Obtaining the correct documentation and verification of the reasons for the violation. This can include bringing witnesses to court to testify on behalf of the probationer. The documentation will be attached to a formal motion asking the court not to violate the probation, or when a violation is certain, to prepare a Sentencing Brief to minimize the punishment.
5 Providing alternative sentencing and conditions of probation to the court to avoid jail or prison time.

Blue Checkbox More Benefits To Selecting Greg Hill & Associates:
6 Available every day, every hour. 24-hour in-person answering. Sometimes, this means not only answering the phone at 3:00 a.m., but visiting the client in jail for the probation violation (as well as the offense that constitutes the violation of probation).
7 Over 35 years of experience, hundreds of probation violation cases handled, a track record of success, over 100 criminal trials, tough negotiators and savvy enough to use their familiarity with local judges and district attorneys to your advantage.
8 Top quality services at reasonable rates.
9 Free 45 minute consultation.
10 All major credit cards accepted.
11 Immediate, courteous response.
12 Office near Torrance Courthouse with free parking.

Your freedom, reputation and record are too important to entrust to just any lawyer. An experienced lawyer, such as those at Greg Hill & Associates, can make a big difference. Greg Hill & Associates is one of Southern California’s most experienced and most successful criminal defense law firms.

With over 30 years of experience in the practice of criminal law; Greg Hill & Associates have helped hundreds of people with probation violation issues.


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