Andrea Hayduk is an experienced Chattanooga probation violations criminal defense lawyer dedicated to responding to each client’s individual needs and concerns.
Probation is an alternative form of sentencing that allows an individual to serve time while living in his/her Tennessee community, rather than in prison, under the supervision of a probation officer.
The purpose of probation is to maintain control over the individual during the probationary period and ensure that they do not commit any other crimes.
If a person violates probation, whether by committing another crime or by failing to report to a probation officer, there are several possible consequences:
- the probation could be extended,
- further conditions of probation could be imposed, or
- the original sentence could be imposed, meaning the violator would be incarcerated.
If you are charged with violating your probation in Tennessee, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. You will need someone who will take the time to review your case and carefully assess your personal situation in order to determine the best possible course of action in your defense.
The outcome of Tennessee probation cases vary. Although incarceration is a possibility in these cases, it is also possible for the charges to be dismissed outright.
A knowledgeable attorney can help you uncover certain factors that would support dismissal, such as the severity of your violation or the relative length of your criminal record, as well as strategize with you to mitigate any penalties that you could face.
If you are faced with a probation violations criminal charge in the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area, contact probation violation Attorney Andrea Hayduk now at 423-805-3100 or click below for a free initial consultation.