Felony and Misdemeanor Probation Violation Defense
If you face a possible violation of probation, it is time for you to get some serious, experienced, and effective help. You do not have to go to jail!
A Unique and Highly Effective Defense
The probation violation defense TEAM with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has successfully represented clients on misdemeanor and felony violations of probation throughout Michigan for decades. We are known by judges and prosecutors to be both aggressive and effective. Although we handle these cases throughout Southeastern Michigan, we appear most regularly in Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, Washtenaw County, and Livingston County.
The Best Possible Defense to Violation of Probation
The key to providing a highly effective defense on a probation violation is preparation, creativity, and extraordinary knowledge of the case. Being able to demonstrate a client’s circumstances in the best light possible, and provide credible, well though-out sentencing alternatives jail, a lawyer must have extensive experience and a penchant for creativity. There is no “secret formula” that is effective in every violation of probation case, and the key to a great defense attorney is someone who knows how to deal with any situation, any allegation, and any judge. A defendant can demonstrate that they take the court seriously and respect the judge’s authority, by proactively addressing the probation violation and any other concerns of the court. Also, through an affirmative effort to either defend, mitigate, or seek rehabilitation, he or she proves their motivation to prove they are worthy of a second chance at compliance. In cases where everything seems hopeless, we have a track record of helping clients keep their lives on track by achieving extraordinary results.
Possible Outcomes – What Can Happen
The defendant on a probation violation faces a sentence up to the maximum sentence that he or she could have received on the original charge. A conviction for a violation of probation is not a “new conviction” or a “new offense,” and the sentence for the violation relates to the original conviction. Essentially, it is a re-sentencing based upon new, and generally unfavorable information. Although jail or prison is always an option for the judge, neither is mandatory, and a great defense lawyer can frequently find a way to convince the court not to impose incarceration.
A Winning, Proven Track Record of Success
When the Probation Violation Attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. represent clients on VOP’s, we have a strategy that has been developed over decades to avoid incarceration if possible and minimize other potential consequences. In many cases, we can get the probation violation allegations dismissed altogether. We carefully examine every aspect of our client’s case, their lives, and their other personal circumstances to develop the most persuasive argument possible for a lenient sentence, a delayed sentence, and, in many cases, a DISMISSAL of the violation of probation.
If you are charged with a violation of probation or if there even is a potential violation of probation, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. for a free consultation. We will take the time to speak with you, answer your questions, and address each of your concerns. We will find a way to help you.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation, or complete a Request for Assistance Form and we will contact you promptly.