The most serious felony probation consequence in Orange County is that you could be sent to state prison. However, the fact that you are charged with violating your probation does not mean you are guilty of that violation. That’s precisely why you need a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer to represent you. The most common reasons that you could face a charge of violating probation are:
• failure to pay a fine or restitution
• failure to appear for a court date
• failure to comply with a court order,
• failure to report to your probation officer,
• committing a new crime, and
• not submitting, or failing to submit, to a drug test.
When you are accused of a felony probation violation in Orange County you may be taken into custody by your probation officer without bail. This means you could sit in custody for several weeks waiting for your probation violation hearing. However, your Wallin and Klarich criminal defense attorney can work to try to have you released from custody pending the probation violation hearing. In addition, we can prepare a defense to the specific allegations raised by the probation officer.
There are many factors that determine the outcome of a probation violation and having a highly skilled criminal defense attorney in Orange County is vital in making sure you get the best possible result in your case. With offices in Tustin, Newport Beach, Long Beach, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, San Diego, Victorville and Los Angeles, the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping those charged with violating probation for over 30 years. You can call us at 888-280-6839 or fill out our confidential form. We will be there when you call.