You are still in the process of completing the Court’s requirements when you are on probation. During this time you must follow all laws and comply with any requirements that have been placed upon you. Probation is a delicate time as many people do not realize that their freedom can be taken away if they make even a minor mistake. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix criminal defense attorney representing those who are accused of violating probation. He will do everything possible to make a case that one should maintain their freedom. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Criminal defense lawyer arguing for the reinstatement of probation for Phoenix, Arizona defendants
A prosecutor must prove guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt” in order for one to be convicted. However, if you are on probation then a Judge will use a lower standard when determining whether your probation has been violated and if you should be incarcerated. You may be sent back to jail or prison to serve the remainder of your sentence if you are arrested for a second crime – even if you are later found to be not guilty. Other reasons why a person’s probation may be violated include:
- Failing to meet with a probation officer
- Failing to complete mandatory community service
- Failing a drug or alcohol test/missing a scheduled drug test
- Failing to complete mandatory counseling
The process of probation revocation moves quickly. The Court will hold a hearing and make its determination upon hearing very little evidence. It is crucial to your freedom that you hire an attorney who is familiar with the process and who can make the best case possible, on your behalf, in front of the Judge.
Bretton Barber is a Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer who dedicates his practice to protecting the rights of the accused. Bretton will present the Court with all the reasons why one should be reinstated to probation. These reasons may include a positive employment history, having attended school, being a positive influence in the community, and being important to one’s family. Bretton may also be able to reach an agreement with prosecutors in which you can be reinstated in exchange for additional requirements. This is not a time to hire a jack of all trades. Bretton focuses his practice on criminal defense and is ready to assist you.
Effective Phoenix attorney representing those in probation violation hearings
Bretton understands the gravity of probation revocation and he gives such matters the attention they deserve. He will reach out to employers, family members, as well as other people who can serve as a witness of one’s positive accomplishments. While many think that revocation is a foregone conclusion once the process begins, it does not have to be that way. He will work to find a solution with your case and will be honest with you about your chances throughout the process. Contact our Phoenix attorney today to schedule your initial consultation.