Fort Smith Probation Attorney
Have you or a family member been accused of violating probation or suspended sentence terms? If so, there can be a lot at stake. You could face penalties stemming from an original criminal charge, or if the violation is the result of a new criminal charge, you could also face penalties associated with that charge.
At the Law Offices of Brent Hall, Brent works hard to provide a strong defense in probation revocation cases. We’ll investigate your situation and work diligently to eliminate or mitigate your violations to keep you out of jail.
The Probation Process
Probation and suspended sentences take the place of a prison sentence; it gives the defendant an opportunity to avoid jail time in return for adhering to a set of restrictions and regulations that must be met in order to remain free. If you’re accused of violating the terms of your probation or suspended sentence, it can be – and normally is – revoked, and an arrest warrant may be issued.
Facing a Revoke (PTR)
If you fail to meet the conditions set forth in your probation or suspended sentence, the prosecutor can file a Petition to Revoke, also known as a PTR. PTR only requires the prosecutor to believe it is more likely than not that a violation has occurred; however, it does require a hearing. If you’re facing PTR and potential jail time, you’ll need experienced, aggressive representation during these proceedings.
We provide defense against alleged probation violations, including, but not limited to:
- Failed drug tests
- Alcohol-related violations
- Failure to report to your probation officer
- Failure to pay fines
- Failure to attend treatment
- Failure to complete community service
- Being accused of committing a new crime while on probation
Contact Brent today for a confidential consultation by calling 479.783.2326 or completing the form provided.