When you are granted probation rather than an extended prison sentence, you need to follow the Commonwealth of Virginia’s established probation guidelines. Though you may not intentionally violate your probation, you may inadvertently do so—which can lead to serious consequences.
If you’ve been accused of a probation violation, you should contact experienced criminal defense attorney B.R. Hicks right away. His experience as both a police officer and prosecutor, in addition to over 40 years as a criminal defense lawyer in Fairfax County, could increase your chances of avoiding a return to incarceration.
B.R. Hicks will investigate the allegations made against you, such as failure to meet regularly with a probation officer, and will fight for your rights and continued freedom. Drug or alcohol use during probation may require you to participate in a treatment program. Community service hours may be added to your sentence. Whatever the specifics of your situation may be, Mr. Hicks will do everything possible to help you achieve your goals.
If it’s determined that the terms of your probation have been violated, you may find yourself serving more time behind bars and accruing additional charges on your permanent record. Don’t leave your future up to chance—contact a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer right away to ensure that you secure the best result possible.