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Are You a College Student on Probation? Learn What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Jail

Any college student who finds themselves in legal difficulty can contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell and count on receiving the best defense available. In certain instances, that entails attempting to have the case completely dismissed, but if there is a preponderance of the evidence, it might be preferable to work toward probation rather than jail time.

Nevertheless, just though the college student got the deal, it doesn't indicate that nothing happened. Making sure that our clients are aware of the procedures they must take in order to avoid going to jail is one of our responsibilities as criminal defense lawyers. Here are the finest pointers we have for keeping your probation in good standing. Call us right away at (949) 585-9055 if you have any questions.

Establish a good rapport with your probation officer

Work to establish a positive rapport with your probation officer by proving that you're trying your hardest. Maintain a cheerful outlook and act with decency. They have a lot of influence over the course of your probation and have the power to ask the judge to revoke it. If you maintain a positive relationship with them, they may side with you if a disputed violation occurs.

Remember to keep your appointments

You might need to regularly meet with your probation officer and/or go to counseling, depending on the details of your probation. It is possible to go to jail if you simply skip one appointment. To make sure you never miss an appointment, set reminders in your phone, note down all appointment dates, and take whatever other measures you can.

Steer clear of troublemakers

No matter what type of college crime you are on probation for, it's probable that you don't want to have to make major life adjustments, but they will be necessary if you want to avoid going to jail. Eliminating those that cause you trouble in your life is one of the most crucial actions you can take.

This isn't only in case they take advantage of you while you're weak and get you to do something you know you shouldn't. Additionally, you can face repercussions for their activities. You might find it difficult to convince your probation officer that you weren't involved in the theft, for instance, if you shop with someone else and they steal a candy bar while you're both in line at the checkout.

Remit fines on time

Make sure you pay any penalties or restitution due on time if they are a condition of your probation. Keep receipts so you may show them if the validity of the claim is ever called into doubt. If community service is a requirement of your probation, complete it as soon as possible.

Call Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free case evaluation if you have any questions about probation or any other criminal defense matter.