If you are lucky enough to get probation after being convicted of a crime, you will have to follow strict rules. The consequences for breaking those rules, called probation violation, can be severe and may include steep fines or jail time.
Providing criminal defense for probation violation I take very seriously. I know I am holding your future in my hands.
In order to understand probation violation, you must know the rules of probation.
In Georgia generally, probation is a punishment for committing a crime that allows you to spend less time in jail or avoid jail time altogether. In exchange for this leniency, you agree to certain restrictions on your life.
Common probation rules require you to:
Probation is usually available only for misdemeanors and first-time offenders.
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Breaking the law while on probation in Georgia can cause you twice the amount of trouble. Not only is it a probation violation, but it also opens a new criminal case against you, separate from the violation charge.
There are technical violations and when you break any of these rules you are in trouble
If you commit a new crime while on probation here are some of the potential consequences:
If you have been charged with a probation violation, Edward Adams an Atlanta criminal defense attorney will fight to keep you out of jail, and will vigorously challenge the alleged probation violation. Because each case is different, your particular situation must be carefully reviewed to determine how best to challenge the alleged probation violation.
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Crimes are crimes committed by individuals. Many attribute the rise in crime to the increased availability of street drugs, growing levels of poverty, and inadequate prevention and intervention programs in schools.
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Crimes are separated into two separate groups, felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are those crimes punishable by imprisonment of one year or less, and include crimes like DUI, resisting arrest without violence, loitering and prowling, and disorderly intoxication.
Felonies and misdemeanors are then further broken down by degrees. The break down into degrees is used to differentiate the level of severity of a particular type of crime. Given that explanation, the analysis of the different level of crimes is easy.
Misdemeanors a lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year. Typical misdemeanors include: petty theft, disturbing the peace, simple assault and battery, drunk driving without injury to others, drunkenness in public, various traffic violations and public nuisances.
Felonies are those crimes punishable by imprisonment of more than one year. They include rape, murder, robbery, kidnapping, drug trafficking, and some ‘white collar’ crimes.
Capital crimes are those select crimes viewed as the most heinous and the most severely punished. Capital crimes are punishable by death. That doesn’t mean that every person convicted of a capital offense will be sentenced to death.
1st Degree Offenses are punishable by imprisonment of not more than 30 years in most circumstance.
Second degree offenses are next and consist of crimes punishable by no more than 15 years in prison.
Third degree offenses carry a punishment term of five years or less. Common examples are assault, battery, theft, fraud and various drug possession charges.