Virginia criminal law issues probation for anyone convicted of a criminal offense. It is in your best interest not to violate the terms of your probation, not even for a split second, as you could face additional charges and jail time. The Virginia criminal defense attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. explain probation violations in today’s blog.
For the most part, the conditions of probation in Virginia include the following:
If you violate even just one condition set forth in your probation, you could face the following:
When someone violates the terms of their probation in Virginia it is considered a crime under Virginia law. This means that you can be sent to jail, ordered to pay fines, have your probation extended, and much more. The most common probation violations our criminal defense team handles include the following:
It is important to note that the court is not required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you have violated the terms of your probation, making it much harder for you to mount a defense to the claim. You will be convicted of a probation violation if the court can prove with a preponderance of the evidence that you violated the probation. In the majority of criminal cases in Virginia, hearsay is not admissible in court. However, it is in a probation violation case. Take note that probation is a privilege and not a right in Virginia. That is why you should consult with a Virginia criminal defense attorney if you violated your probation.
Did you violate your probation in Virginia? If so, it’s time to speak with an experienced Virginia criminal defense attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. about your case. Call our office at 757-517-8956, or complete a contact form on our website to schedule a consultation at your convenience.