Always Available to Take Your Call (561) 370-7424

Call Today to Start Planning Your Defense





Probation Violation? What You Need to Know!

Law Office of Patrick R. McKamey, P.A. > Criminal Defense  > Probation Violation? What You Need to Know!

Probation Violation? What You Need to Know!

Immigration Attorney West Palm Beach

For people who have never been on probation, it may seem like the best of a long list of bad options. While it is certainly a better alternative to incarceration, probation is still an incredibly restrictive experience. Having to schedule your life around visits to see your probation officer or struggling to cover associated fees is a challenge you can’t afford to fail. The threat of more serious penalties for probation violations is intended to encourage compliance, but sometimes life gets in the way. With such a narrow margin for error, it may seem like you are set up to fail. Don’t worry—even if you are charged with violating the terms of your probation, a criminal defense attorney in West Palm Beach can help you. 

What is a Probation Violation? 

To understand what constitutes a violation, you must first understand probation.  

Probation is defined as a period of supervision over a person convicted of a crime. This can either be ordered in conjunction with prison time or as an alternative to incarceration. During the probation period, offenders are expected to adhere to a strict code of conduct, including regularly checking in with a designated probation officer, covering any fees as determined by the courts, and other terms of your sentence. 

As the name would suggest, a probation violation is any act that goes against the terms of your probation. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Failing to appear in court on a designated date and time 
  • Failing to report to your probation officer 
  • Failing to pay fines or restitution 
  • Traveling out of state or visiting certa