What Constitutes a Probation Violation?

What Constitutes a Probation Violation?

When you have been released from custody after an arrest or conviction of a crime, most individuals are put on probation. Depending on your prior crimes and behavior, terms of probation can vary, from paying fines or restitution, doing community services, or not getting in any more trouble for a period of time. The worse your previous crimes are, the more the courts will monitor your actions and the longer your period of probation would be.

Less Serious Parole Violations

Good behavior during the entire probation period is a mandatory requirement, understandably so, which means that if you don’t want to have your probation revoked, do not to violate any laws or ordinances.

There are other types of parole violations, ranging from failure to pay the required fines, not attending community service, failure to report to required meetings with a parole officer, or other failure to follow the order of probation. Traffic tickets are normally not considered a violation of probation by a judge.

For less serious violations, the judge may only give an extension to comply, add further fines or additional community service.

Serious Violations Can Put You in Jail

However, the most serious parole violation is if you become involved in another crime, especially if it is serious felony or if you cause harm to another person. In this case, there is a great chance that a court of law would revoke your probation in its entirety and would impose any suspended sentence, which could mean jail time for you.

That is why it is so important to have an attorney advise you to make sure you understand all the intricate details of your probation so you don’t accidentally violate it, to your great detriment.

If you need advice on probation conditions, or if you have been accused of a violation, call the experienced attorneys at Spencer & Collier, LLC for immediate help at 801-566-1884 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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