Defense for Santa Rosa Probation Violations
Understanding Probation and Community Control Sanctions
In cases in which a judge finds a defendant to be guilty of a felony crime but chooses to show some leniency, the judge may place the convicted offender on community control sanctions in lieu of jail or prison time, or community control sanctions could be imposed after serving some period of incarceration. The offender will be able to return home and continue to live with a degree of freedom as long as they comply with all of the terms of their community control sanctions. These terms generally include:
- Regular reports to a probation officer
- Remaining within a certain radius of a fixed geographical point
- Completion of education
- Finding and keeping steady employment
- Avoiding any further criminal charges or convictions
- No use of illegal substances
For misdemeanor offenses, probation could be imposed in lieu of jail time, and frequently is. Any violation of the terms of your probation can mean that an arrest warrant is issued, and you can be picked up any place, any time and taken into custody. If convicted of violating your community control sanctions or probation, you could be required to serve the remainder of the sentence you originally avoided, with added time for the violation.
Santa Rosa Probation Violation Lawyer
Michael A. Fiumara and his team can help you resolve accusations related to a probation violation or a violation of the terms of your community control sanctions. Our attorneys employ an innovative approach in criminal defense, and the first step is to review the facts. We always give 110% to the defense of each and every client.
Our firm is more than capable of addressing issues related to violations of probation or community sanctions, and we urge you to contact us through our free case evaluation form or by phone. If you have not yet been picked up but are aware of a warrant, fast action could help you avoid being taken into custody. No matter what the circumstances are surrounding the violation, we have the skills and experience to move into action for you. Call now.
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest qualify defense in probation violations and violations of community sanctions in Santa Rosa and the rest of the state, including the communities in Sonoma County, Marin County, Solano County, Alameda County, Mendocino County, and Napa County. Our firm is recognized throughout the courts in Northern California for our skills at trial, and our ability to craft and present compelling defense cases, often using innovative methods at trial.
We advise you to get the best attorney you can find on your side. We are here to fight for your rights, and we are on your side.