Probation Violations in Arizona
Facing a Probation Violation in Arizona is basically facing a loss of freedom.
Often reasonable circumstances may have kept you from fulfilling the terms
of your probation despite your best efforts to comply. In a situation
where the inability to fulfill all terms of probation was not intentional
or unavoidable, we may be able to use this as a defense to the violation
itself. And, even if the judge finds you did violate your probation, revoking
probation and sending you to prison is only one option. The Court also
has the option of reinstating you to probation without additional jail
time in most cases of probation violation.
Arizona attorneys, Owens and Perkins have experienced, effective Criminal
Attorneys to represent you in these types of cases. First, we will carefully
evaluate and investigate every aspect of your case, including the allegation(s)
listed by the Probation Officer in their Petition to Revoke.
Next, we'll discuss the outcome of the investigation with you, and
together decide on the best course of strategy. Sometimes, when the State
has a strong case, that strategy will be to admit to a parole violation
while still seeking the best possible outcome. This includes gathering
and presenting mitigating evidence and, when possible, seeking to achieve
a result that avoids or reduces any additional incarceration.
If, on the other hand, you did not violate your probation, we may decide
to proceed to a hearing before a Judge, who will decide whether or not
you violated your probation. If that is the path we choose, our experienced
criminal Attorneys will fight for you and prepare your case in a light
most favorable to you.