Kansas City Probation Violation Attorney

If you have been to prison or jail, you know you don't want to be found in violation of the terms of your probation. The slightest violation could send you to prison; and it feels like a sword hanging over your head.

If you have been notified that you have violated probation, remember that without the help of an experienced lawyer, your chances of going to jail are higher.

Are you accused of missing meetings with your probation officer, or testing positive for illegal drug use? Sometimes a new probation officer is assigned, and there is simply a different understanding of what is expected of you.

The officer would have notified the court, you were probably taken into custody pending a hearing and posted bond. You have a right to know what you are accused of. You have a right to "due process" including a hearing.

Possible Outcomes

It is rare for a court to send a defendant to prison for the entire time of his or her sentence, upon violation of probation. However, you could be given "shock time" of 30 days to remind you that you have a sentence hanging over you.

You could be given home confinement, ordered to drug treatment, or boot camp. The prisons are overcrowded, and it is in everyone's interest that you do not return.

Kansas City Probation Violation Lawyers

We are here to help you resolve your legal problems. Call 816-347-1818 to arrange a free initial consultation with our office. Our criminal defense attorneys and paralegals stand ready to discuss your case. Contact our Kansas City, Missouri, office through e-mail.