Criminal Defense Attorney For Las Vegas Probation Violations
A probation violation in Las Vegas occurs when a person who is on formal or informal probation violates one or more terms of his or her probation agreement. For example, if one mandatory requirement is that the defendant checks in with his or her probation officer once a month a failure to report may qualify as a violation of probation and may result in the immediate arrest of the individual on probation, as well as the possibility of facing criminal penalties.
About Probation Violations
Following are some examples of probation violations in Clark County, Nevada:
- Failure to report to probation officer
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to pay victim restitution or court-ordered fines
- Failure to attend court-ordered counseling
- Arrest for a new criminal offense
When your probation officer becomes aware that you have committed any type of violation or believes that you have violated probation, he or she will have the authority to arrest you, or ask that a warrant be issued for your arrest, to bring you before the court. You are entitled to a hearing, to contest this violation. That's why a Las Vegas probation violation lawyer plays a crucial role. Probation violators have the right to due process and because this is a legal matter, having a probation violation attorney to represent your interests may make the difference between remaining on probation or having to serve a long jail sentence.
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The more time that goes by in a probation violation case without protection from a qualified criminal attorney, the harder it may be to secure the best possible results. Don't wait. Contact us today at 702-432-1000. We offer free consultations. Hablamos español.