Violating probation in New Jersey can result in severe consequences. If you have been charged because of this, you will need an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer on your side. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and skill required to ensure that you and your future are protected. Give us a call today to learn more.
What are New Jersey’s probation guidelines?
In the state of New Jersey, criminal offenders can be put on probation for one to five years. Depending on an individual’s behavior, the probation time can be extended or end early. A probation officer may practice spontaneous check-ins to make sure the offender is obeying the rules. In the event that any probation guidelines are disobeyed, the individual can be charged with a probation violation. Some of the most typical probation guidelines include the following:
- Paying fines associated with the charges you are facing
- Maintaining employment
- Meeting with your probation officer
- Participating in community service
- Attending counseling
- Abiding by a curfew
- Not breaking any laws
- Urine monitoring
What can happen if I violate my probation?
If an individual is found violating probation, his or her probation officer will file a Violation of Probation (VOP) complaint with the court. This document will summarize the violation in detail. Afterward, a court hearing will be held to decide whether the complaint is valid or not. If the offender does not show up, a warrant can be issued for his arrest, which can result in 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, penalties can be charged depending on the severity of the case. In some cases, violating probation can even result in jail time.
If you have any questions or concerns about probation guidelines in New Jersey, or if you have violated your probation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm as soon as possible. Our legal team recognizes that people make mistakes, and we want to protect your rights to better 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 on your side no matter what.
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The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.