East Brunswick Probation Violation Attorney

How Probation Works in New Jersey

Being on probation carries with it specific terms and conditions assigned to you by the courts. You are obligated to comply with the terms imposed upon you by the Court and your Probation Officer if you:

  • Receive a suspended sentence of incarceration
  • Receive a term of probation following a conviction
  • Are placed on supervisory treatment as part of a conditional discharge or pre-trial intervention ("PTI")

Have you been accused of violating your probation? Contact our Freehold probation violation lawyer today at (866) 760-6430.

Some of the typical probation conditions include:

  • Reporting to the Probation Officer when instructed
  • Random drug testing
  • Maintaining employment
  • Community service
  • Payment of all fines imposed
  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Anger management
  • Promptly advising the Probation Officer of any arrest or contact with law enforcement officials
  • Staying out of trouble

If you violate these terms, you risk having your probation revoked, winding up in jail, or having your probation period extended, or the terms of your probation made more severe. You will need the aggressive and dedicated services of a criminal defense attorney to minimize these consequences, argue on your behalf in court, or work to give you a second chance.

Probation Violation Consequences in New Jersey

If the defendant violates any of the terms or conditions during their probation, they can be charged with a violation of probation (VOP), have their non-custodial sentence revoked, and be sent to a jail or prison term.

Your failure to comply with any of the terms imposed may result in a violation of probation charge being brought against you. Upon the filing of the violation of probation charge, the Court may remand you to the custody of the Department of Corrections in the county jail pending a hearing. If the Court finds that you have not substantially complied with the conditions of probation, then you can be sentenced to a custodial term of jail or prison.

If you are on a supervisory treatment for a conditional discharge or PTI, then you may face trial on the original charges. Depending upon your individual circumstances and the facts surrounding your case, even if you have failed to comply with probation, it is possible to avoid being remanded to jail or prison.

Types of probation violations include:

  • Failure to meet with your probation officer
  • Failure to keep curfews
  • Positive results in random drug testing or other tests
  • Associating with other criminals
  • Criminal activity
  • Failure to pay court costs, fines, or fees
  • Failure to attend drug or alcohol treatment programs or counseling
  • Failure to complete community service requirements

If you violate any of the terms of your probation, the penalties you risk will depend on the seriousness of the violation. When warranted, your probation officer may require you to appear before a judge and a warrant for your arrest may be issued. Having the benefit of a competent Freehold probation violation attorney can go a long way towards minimizing the consequences you face.

If you are facing probation violation charges in East Brunswick, contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC at (866) 760-6430 to discuss your situation.

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