A Proven Worcester Probation Violation Lawyer
If you are convicted of a crime in Massachusetts, the criminal sentence may include probation: a punishment in lieu of a jail sentence. You are required to comply with terms of the probation to avoid the jail sentence. If you have been charged with a probation violation, you risk many harsh penalties, including jail time, heavy fines and enhanced probation requirements.
I am attorney Michael J. Reno, the principal at the Law Office of Michael J. Reno, P.C. I work one-on-one with clients to fight probation violation charges. If you or a loved one has been charged with a probation violation, email me at my Worcester law office today at 508-471-3046 to schedule a free consultation to find out your options and how I can help you.
Guidance That Helps You Avoid Jail Time
As a criminal defense attorney, I am dedicated to protecting your rights, interests and future. No matter if your charges are misdemeanor or felony, I will seek the best possible outcome and help you any way I can so that you can avoid possible jail time. Because I work directly with you every step of the way, I take your case personally. With me and at my firm, you are never just a number or a case.
For many people convicted of a crime, probation is a welcome option. Probation terms often require the following:
- Regular “check-ins” with your probation officer
- Abstaining from committing crimes
- Community service
- Attending drug/alcohol treatment or counseling
- Paying criminal restitution
- Abstaining from alcohol and drugs
Violation of probation terms can result in an arrest and penalties. You may be required to appear in court.
I defend clients in both types of probation violation hearings: detention hearings and final surrender hearings.
At the detention hearing, the court will decide whether you should be held in jail without bail until the final hearing. At the final hearing, the court will decide whether you were in violation of the terms of your probation.
Don’t Wait To Find Out What Will Happen
It is vital to seek help from a lawyer who can protect your rights as soon as possible. Contact my Worcester law firm page today or call for immediate assistance: 508-471-3046. Schedule your confidential consultation now so you understand your next best steps.