This post concludes and recaps my series on defending against probation violations and revocations in Phoenix, Arizona. I decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many defendants mistakenly believe that they have no options once it is alleged that they violated supervision. It is important to understand that one may be able to negotiate a reinstatement of their supervision or that it may be possible to outright defend one’s self against revocation. My goal with this series has been to provide information which will allow a defendant to make more informed decisions when selecting a criminal defense attorney.
I have addressed several issues over my recent articles. Topics which I have analyzed include:
- Situations which lead to the revocation of probation
- The possibility of negotiating a probation reinstatement
- Defending against the revocation of probation
There are several reasons why probationers must understand these issues. First, many do not fully appreciate the fact that a probationer does not have many of the same rights which others enjoy. A supervising officer can search their residence at any time for any reasons. An officer may also request revocation even though a defendant may not be charged with a new crime. Second, it may be possible to negotiate a reinstatement of one’s supervision with new terms of probation being put in place. If a defendant receives this additional opportunity then it is important that they make the most of it. Finally, one will not necessarily be revoked simply because the supervising officer and prosecutor are requesting it. Depending on the circumstances the Judge may rule against the officer.
One point that I have stressed through each of these posts is that you should contact an attorney experienced in handling such matters. Hiring the right counsel can possibly make the difference between incarceration and being given another opportunity. As a Phoenix probation revocation lawyer I have handled many such matters and know what to expect from the process. If you or a loved one are facing Court proceedings then contact my office today. I also service Maricopa County areas such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert as well as Pima County residents in Tucson.