Connect with a Local Arizona Probation Attorney for Probation Violations and Modifications
If you are accused of a probation violation, chances are you face serious consequences. In the eyes of the prosecutor probation is a luxury, in which those convicted of a criminal offense may obtain a period of court supervision as opposed to a prolonged period of incarceration. A probation attorney can help.
Under ARS §13-901, if a person who has been convicted of an offense is eligible for probation, the court may suspend the sentence and place the person on intensive supervised probation or unsupervised probation on such terms that the law requires and the court deems appropriate.Violation of this supervision will likely result in the restoration of more severe penalties associated with the original crime.
Prosecutors are historically tough against violations of probation. This is because many court systems view probation as a second chance. Violating terms of probation by failing to meet obligations required by a court of law can be considered misuse of this second chance. The penalties handed down for a probation violation may be more severe than those set for the original criminal offense.