Probation violation or probation revocation proceedings are used when you have been placed on probation for either a misdemeanor or a felony and the prosecutor does not believe that you are adhering to the terms of your probation.
Just because a revocation has been filed, it does not mean that you are going to go to jail or prison. You need to have the motion to revoke and the terms of your probation reviewed by an attorney. Frequently, the key to resolving a probation revocation case is just a matter of communication and planning. However, if you have been accused of a law violation while on probation, you absolutely need an attorney. The standards of proof between trial on the law violation and the probation violation are extremely different. A probation violation has a much lower standard of proof than “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” as required at trial.
I am attorney Patrick Nolan, one of the founders of this firm. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have handled hundreds of probation violation cases and have the experience, knowledge and creativity to help find the best path through the process for you. Contact Nolan, Mulford & DeLeeuw, LLC by phone at 660-386-4622 or by email.