As expected, violating probation in New Jersey can come with hefty consequences. Read on to learn more and reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers at The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. today. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you and your future are protected no matter what. Here are some questions you may have:
What are the rules for probation in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, those facing criminal charges can be put on probation for one to five years. Depending on an individual’s conduct, the probation time can be extended or end earlier. A probation officer may conduct random check-ins to make sure the offender is following the rules. In the event that any probation guidelines are violated, the individual can be charged with a probation violation. Some of the most common probation guidelines include:
- Maintaining employment
- Paying fines associated with the charges you are facing
- Meeting with your probation officer
- Participating in community service
- Attending counseling
- Abiding by a curfew
- Not breaking any laws
- Urine monitoring
What are the consequences of violating probation?
If an individual is seen violating probation, his or her probation officer will file a Violation of Probation (VOP) complaint with the court. This document will outline the violation in detail. Once that is complete, a court hearing will be held to determine whether the complaint is valid or not. If the offender does not show up, a warrant can be issued for his arrest, which can cause even more legal trouble. During the hearing, the judge will listen to the individual’s motivation. If the judge determines he or she did not violate probation, the individual can be let go. If the judge finds that according to the rules, the offender is guilty, fines can be charged depending on the severity of the case. In some instances, violating probation can result in time in prison.
It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you have any questions or concerns about probation policies in New Jersey, or if you have violated your probation. Our legal team acknowledges that people make mistakes, and we want to defend your rights and your future. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorneys. We are just one call away. We look forward to hearing from you.
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