Pennsylvania Probation Violation Defense
No one wants to go to jail. Unfortunately, if a Judge finds that a person has violated their probation or parole, that is exactly where they go. If you or someone you love faces jail time, you need a zealous lawyer to defend you. At the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen, I fight hard to keep my clients out of jail. Contact the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen for a free consultation with a qualified criminal defense attorney.
Probation Violation Laws
People get accused of violating their probation and parole for many reasons. I handle cases that involve
* New criminal arrests
* Failure to pay fines and costs
* Failure to pay restitution on a Theft or property damage case
* Failure to notify the probation officer of change of address, employment, or a new arrest
* Absconding from supervision
* Failure to attend a meeting
* Testing positive for drug use
Help for a Probation Violation
Typically, I get a call from someone who is already in jail. However, the sooner you get me involved, the more I will be able to do for you. I tenaciously negotiate with the probation department, the District Attorney's Office and/or the Judge to keep you out of jail, or to release you if you are already there. I talk to the Judge and the prosecutor as soon as possible in order to negotiate my client's freedom. If my client does go to jail, he has a right to a speedy violation hearing. I ensure that the violation hearing gets scheduled as soon as possible so my client does not sit in jail needlessly.
Instead of sitting back and waiting for the hearing to take place, I take action. I write a letter to the judge so that he or she can hear my side of the story. If there is any restitution or fines, I encourage my client to pay them if at all possible. If there are AA meetings he was supposed to attend, I encourage him to go. Although I cannot erase the charge, most judges appreciate a proactive approach. Furthermore, if there are any favorable witnesses, I bring them in. Retaining my client's freedom is my highest priority.
If you or someone you love faces charges of probation violation, contact a Montgomery County, PA criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.
The Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen represents clients throughout Pennsylvania including the cities of Lansdale, Norristown, North Wales, Kulpsville, Collegeville, Blue Bell, Reading, Doylestown, Pottstown, Philadelphia, Hatboro, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Sellersville, Levittown, Harleysville, Hatfield, Horsham, Hatboro, Skippack, Telford, and Limerick.
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