Probation Violation Cases

Probation Violation Cases

Statistically, a very high percentage of the jail and prison population is made up of probation violators.

One of the most common misconceptions is that for every year a probationer is on probation, a year is wiped off his or her suspended sentence.  Not true.  The amount of the suspended sentence stays the exact same unless or until probation is officially ended by the court.  One common mistake is for one to assume he or she is taken off probation without being officially taken off.  A mistake like that can result in a violation and cost you your freedom. When in doubt, report to the probation officer.

In Virginia, probation is now imposed for a term of years, usually between 1-5. It used to be for an indeterminate period of time.  As long as a person complies in every respect with probation, the burden of probation becomes less and less until the person is finally taken off probation. 

DO NOT leave a voice message saying you cannot make your meeting and think you are good to go. Speak to someone and above all DOCUMENT everything.  Get the name of the person with whom you spoke, record the time, and the first chance you can, go the probation office.  DO NOT assume anything, and DO NOT take anything for granted. 

Also, remember that even though you may be taken off probation, a period of good behavior may remain. Thus, one could still be violated for good behavior even if he cannot be violated for probation.


Terms and Conditions of Probation

Probationers generally sign 11 conditions of probation. These include the following summarized as follows:

* Don't commit a new crime
* Report a new charge to the probation officer within 3 days
* Be truthful, cooperative, and report as instructed
* Get and keep a job
* Don't leave the state or relocate without permission.
* Don't abscond from supervision. 

Every now and then special conditions are added to cover things like restitution, drug testing, alcohol use, or to complete an assessment and/or treatment program. Another common mistake people make is to assume that because marijuana is now legal, he or she an use it while on probation. Never assume that.  Often, a judge or probation officer will require you to use no drugs at all and that includes marijuana.    

Attorney Wegman has extensive experience handling probation violation and good behavior cases. In the opinions of many who have written reviews online, his advocacy is second to none.  Whether a probation violator is seeking a bond, reinstatement, a minimal jail sentence, or some alternative disposition such as a program, Attorney Wegman can help. 

Call Attorney Wegman at 757.482.5205 for a free consultation if you have violated probation or know someone who has. 

Where to Find Us

Wegman Law
392 S Battlefield Blvd #202,
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: (757) 482-5205

How to Contact Us