The advice of a knowledgeable attorney can help you avoid the worst consequences of a probation violation, whether you were notified of a technical violation of your release terms, or arrested for a new offense. For a free consultation about the best ways to handle your situation, contact the law firm of Andrew S. Roesener, Attorney at Law, in Franklin.
With a regional criminal defense practice, we know how much the ways one county's approach to probation violations can differ from another's. In some counties, the probation officer takes the lead in deciding whether the suspected violator should face imposition of a stayed sentence. In other counties, the prosecutor's office makes the most important charging decisions and sentencing recommendations. Andy Roesener's experience throughout central and southern Indiana helps ensure that our law firm's first contacts on your case will be with the people we need to deal with.
Indiana Attorney for Probation Violations: DUI, Domestic Battery, Drug Charges
The first move is to decide whether to dispute the probation violation or to explain it in terms that show that you shouldn't be sent to jail or prison for missing an appointment, failing to advise the county of a new address, or violating any of the fine-print terms of your stayed sentence.
If you were arrested on a new charge while on probation, your situation is more serious. If you are convicted of the new offense, the sentencing judge is required to have you serve your original sentence before you get credit for time served on the new offense. This increases the stakes for defending the new charge, and your lawyer should be able to present a range of alternatives for defending the new case.
Franklin Probation Violation Attorney: Call 317-451-4638 or 877-738-1690
Andy Roesener's trial experience in serious criminal cases can represent a significant advantage for anyone faced with the risk of prison for an offense allegedly committed while on probation. To learn how a seasoned courtroom attorney can find and execute the defense strategy that fits your circumstances, contact the law office of Andrew S. Roesener, Attorney at Law, in Franklin for a free consultation.