Michigan Probation violation attorney
Should I hire an attorney for a probation violation?
Absolutely! In many situations an attorney can allocate on your behalf to reduce what could be a harsh sentence.
In felony cases its is common for probation or prosecutors to incorrectly score sentencing guidelines. These miscalculations in sentencing guidelines could lead to significantly longer incarceration then what should be given. The other problem with miscalculated sentencing guidelines is that a defendant may be excluded from helpful programs that they would otherwise be eligible.
In misdemeanor cases where guidelines are not scored a defendant best bet is an attorney that can negotiate, zealously represent the defendant, and paint the defendant in the best light possible. Your attorney needs to take the time to get to know you the person, not just you the defendant.
Can I have a hearing for a probation violation?
Absolutely! If you have received a notice to show cause as to why you should not be violated for probation you have an opportunity to be heard. The burden that the prosecutor must prove your guilt by is a preponderance of the evidence. Hearsay is admissible, which can be good and bad. You are free to present proofs, call witnesses, cross-exam the state’s witnesses, and testify if you like.
Probation violation results
Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, and our client appeared in court today on allegations of a probation violation. The guidelines max was 17 months and the recommendation from probation was a year. After 30 minutes of oral arguments, and engaging in a heated debate with the prosecutor and probation officer the judge agreed to reduce the client’s sentence to 20 days.
If you are being accused of a probation violation contact the Michigan Probation violation criminal defense attorney, Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, today! (248) 956-0350.