This is the first post in a series on how Phoenix, Arizona residents can defend against the revocation of probation. This is an important topic to address as many defendants often have misperceptions about the process. Probationers often err in thinking that their rights in the process are greater than they actually are. Others err in thinking they have no rights during the process. My goal over the next several posts will be to paint a correct picture of the revocation process.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming posts. Issues I will address include:
- What can lead to the revocation of probation
- The process of defending one’s self at a revocation hearing
- The possibility of negotiating a reinstatement to probation
What I will be explaining over this series is that those accused of having violated their supervision are not necessarily doomed to prison. That being said, they are in a very different position than those fighting underlying criminal charges. If you or a loved one are accused of having violated probation then it is imperative to contact an attorney immediately. In addition to Phoenix, I also represent Maricopa County defendants in Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert and Pima County residents in Tucson.
It is important to understand that all is not lost if one is accused of violating probation. Courts recognize that there are situations where the public interest is not necessarily served by incarcerating a defendant who is not likely to reoffend. Incarceration is expensive, ties up other public resources, and being quick to lock someone up may be non-productive if one is likely to succeed going forward. Contact my office today.