Were You Accused Of A Probation Or Parole Violation?
While some people might be under the impression that they do not need to carefully abide by the terms of their probation or parole, nothing could be further from the truth. If you face charges related to probation and parole violations, the smart choice is to have a dedicated attorney represent you in court.
You could be charged with a probation or parole violation for a wide variety of reasons. The Law Offices of Zachary J Burkhalter, PC, will help you fight the severe penalties you could face.
What Might A Violation Look Like?
While every case is different, you likely have specific terms that you must follow. If the court believes one of these terms is broken, you could face a return to jail straight from court.
Depending on your circumstances, your violation might include:
- Breaking the law
- Failure to attend a required program
- Refusal to submit to a drug or alcohol test
- Contacting prohibited people
- Leaving Georgia without permission
- Missing a meeting with your assigned officer
A Preponderance Of Evidence
Without an experienced lawyer by your side, you could easily be found in violation. Rather than the standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which requires proof of your guilt during your trial, a probation or parole violation requires a “preponderance of evidence.” This is a much lower bar for the prosecutor to have to clear. We can help ensure your rights and freedom are protected.
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We focus on criminal defense matters for people in Rome and surrounding areas. Whether you were convicted for a violent offense, drug possession or driving under the influence, we can help.