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 & 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.