Violating Your Probation
Probation has a set of terms that must be followed by the defendant, or they will face possible incarceration. There are several conditions common to almost every issuance of probation. The people on probation are generally required to be law abiding citizens or face increased penalties for any crime they are caught committing. Terms are determined by the crime that resulted in the probation. If a person was drinking and driving, their terms would include no consumption of alcohol, if a person was caught molesting a minor, then their terms will include no contact with person’s under 18, no visiting playgrounds, schools, etc. If the probation is for insider trading, then one of the terms may be a restriction on stock market investments.
Some common probation violations in Denver, CO include being accused of a new crime, not paying for restitution, leaving any of the 22 Colorado jurisdictions, failing to notify the probation officer of a job or residence address change, failing a drug test, manipulation of electronic tracking devices or failing to check in with the probation officer. Not all probation violations are committed intentionally, if a person lost their job they may not have the money to pay restitution or provide a new address if they were evicted from the one on record.
Penalties for violating the terms of probation may include mandated counseling and rehabilitation, fines or jail time. Another negative repercussion in Denver, CO is not being able to expunge your criminal record in the future and having to complete a prior sentence before being jailed or paying the fines for the new conviction.
The Law office of Christopher Braddock, located in Denver, Colorado, represents clients throughout the Front Range, including Aurora, Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Littleton, Parker, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Westminster, Brighton, Broomfield, Boulder, Glendale, Centennial, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Adams County, Broomfield County and Boulder County, CO.
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