Los Angeles Court Probation

California Probation

Just like other states of the United States, California DUI laws contain the provisions of sentencing the defendant to probation instead of criminal imprisonment. However, regardless of the nature of their probation, whether misdemeanor or  felony, the defendant has to strictly observe the probation rules and regulations of their probation. If the court finds out that the defendants are not complying with any of the requirements, it can impose severe penalties and even completely revoke the probation sentencing the defendant to incarceration.

However, you are entitled to defend the charges of probation violation through attorney representation during the hearing of your case. You need a very strong and strategic defense strategy to foil any charges of probation violation as the prosecution may face a quite lower burden to prove that you did violate the probation requirements. The charges of probation violation when sustained by the court can drastically affect your life and therefore, it becomes highly instrumental that you hire an experienced probation attorney. Our Los Angeles Probation Attorneys understand every fine detail of California Probation laws and have received tremendous appreciation for successfully defending numerous cases of probation violation in the Los Angeles County.

If you are facing any charges of probation violation, please contact us to freely consult with our LA DUI attorneys and allow us to discuss and explain how we can help you in successfully defending your case.

Consequences of Violating Probation

The judges are empowered with a wide range of discretionary powers in case of probation violation and if the charges of probation violation are sustained, the court can reinstate your probation, amend your probation with even severe requirements or simply revoke your probation. If the judge revokes your probation, you will certainly land in the prison for your criminal offense of driving under influence.

Common Court Probation Requirements

The Common Requirements of Misdemeanor or Informal Probation:

  • You have to pay mandatory fines or compensation.
  • You have to attend drug or alcohol program ordered by the court.
  • You have to attend any other therapies ordered by the court.
  • You have to participate in community services or Cal-Trans roadside work.
  • You have to ensure that starting of your vehicle is controlled by the ignition interlock device (in cases of DUI probation).
  • You have to submit your data on the search records of law enforcement agencies.
  • You have to obey the restraining  order passed by the court.

The Common Requirements of Felony or formal Probation:

  • You have to pay mandatory fines or compensation.
  • You have to give your consent for regular drug test.
  • You have to attend drug or alcohol program ordered by the court.
  • You have to attend any other therapies ordered by the court.
  • You have to participate in community services or Cal-Trans roadside work.
  • You have to verify your employment.
  • You have to ensure that starting of your vehicle is controlled by the ignition interlock device (in cases of DUI probation).
  • You are supposed to be supervised by the Probation Officer. You have to regularly report to your Probation Officer.
  • You have to submit your data on the search records of law enforcement agencies.
  • You will be prohibited from leaving California during your probation period.
  • You will be prohibited from interacting with the individuals mentioned by the court.
  • You have to obey the other restraining  order passed by the court.

The following conditions are the common grounds of Probation Violation (but not limited to):

  • You are collaborating with the criminals.
  • You don’t pay the mandatory fines and restitution amount ordered by the court.
  • You don’t show up for the therapies or stop attending the therapies or treatment ordered by the court.
  • You don’t show up or stop reporting to your Probation officer.
  • You don’t show up for the drug test or your test indicates any drug abuse.
  • You fail to report your current address or your current employment status.
  • You don’t appear before the court.
  • You get arrested for any crime.
  • You haven’t registered yourself as the sex offender ( in case applicable with your probation)
  • You are found guilty of possessing illegal substances such as drugs and weapons. You are not supposed to have any legal drugs as well without a valid prescription.
  • You are found guilty of leaving the state without the permission from your Probation officer or the court.
  • You are found guilty of violating any restraining order passed by the court.

 

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