Attorneys With an Unparalleled Track Record in Oakland County
The attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have decades of experience successfully representing clients charged with violating probation. We can help you too.
Oakland County Probation Violation Attorneys
Violating the terms of your probation in Oakland County comes with heavy consequences in the state of Michigan. In the mind of a judge, probation is already viewed as giving the offender a “break.” Probation is generally considered an alternative to jail and can allow a defendant to participate in education, therapy, and rehabilitation outside of jail. Violating the terms or conditions of probation is taken seriously. The most common ways someone violates their probation is through a failed drug test, missing a probation meeting with an officer, or failing to finish therapy or community service. Some individuals have been wrongly accused of violating probation. An experienced attorney can make a case for why the Oakland County violation of probation charge should be dropped if there is a false or exaggerated probation violation allegation. If the offender faces a new felony or misdemeanor criminal charges while on probation, this is also considered a violation.
“I’ve violated the terms of probation . . . Now what?”
The first step after a probation violation charge is a violation of probation arraignment. At the arraignment, the court will set a bond, and the case will be scheduled for a violation of probation hearing. The bond can be anything from a high cash bond to a personal recognizance bond. A personal bond does not require money to be deposited with the court or jail. The next step after the arraignment is to appear before the court for a “probation violation hearing.” Appearing at an arraignment or a probation violation hearing without a trusted, experienced, and prepared attorney is a recipe for disaster. If you cannot afford an attorney or you figure the quality of your representation does not matter, you can receive a court-appointed lawyer, but there are consequences.
“How much time will I get in jail for an Oakland County violation of probation?”
If a top defense attorney handles your probation violation, you may not have to do any time in jail or prison. The team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. will explore every possible defense that may be available to you. When there is no other alternative but to admit to a violation, we have an unparalleled track record in achieving a lenient sentence. We have helped many of our clients face a second or subsequent probation violation and avoid jail time.
Hiring an experienced, reputable legal team is crucial!
Not all defense attorneys are created equal. If you are paired with a defense attorney who has little experience defending allegations of probation violation, you can almost count on the court revoking your probation and perhaps even incarceration. Hiring a bargain lawyer or a general practice attorney can result in the same fate. If facing a probation violation in Oakland County, you need LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., to represent you. With decades of experience successfully defending clients facing similar charges, they will use their knowledge and experience to fight for your freedom.
Most judges view the initial probation as a kind and merciful measure. When the same client leaves and breaks the agreement, there will be little tolerance. It would be best if you had a persuasive and seasoned attorney team to make your case. If you face charges of felony or misdemeanor probation violation in Oakland County, hiring LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., to represent you will be one of the best decisions you can make.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.