Accused of violating the terms of your probation? Michael L. Fell will fight for your rights.
While probation is certainly preferable to jail time, this doesn’t mean probation is easy to serve. Judges have fairly broad discretion when setting probation terms and sometimes offenders end up with conditions that are difficult for them to follow.
Is it any surprise that many individuals end up violating their probation?
If you have been accused of a probation violation, all is not lost. By hiring an experienced defense attorney like Michael L. Fell to represent you during your probation hearing, you may be able to avoid having your probation revoked.
3 Ways Attorney Fell Can Help at Your Probation Hearing
Exercising Your Rights: Though probation hearings are conducted differently than criminal trials, defendants still have many of the same rights, including the right to testify on their own behalf, to call and subpoena witnesses, and to disclosure of the evidence against them. As your probation hearing attorney, Michael L. Fell will help you exercise these rights to ensure the hearing is conducted fairly.
Challenging the Allegation: Depending on the nature of your alleged probation violation, it may be possible to argue that you are actually innocent of the alleged violation. Attorney Fell will work hard to discover any evidence that may be used to show you are innocent.
Fighting for a Lenient Penalty: The judge has the final say in your probation hearing and may decide to reinstate, modify, or revoke your probation based on:
- Your criminal history
- The timing of the violation
- The seriousness of the violation
- Any recommendations from the probation department
Attorney Fell will provide the sentencing judge with all relevant favorable information that could justify allowing you to remain on probation rather than being incarcerated.
Call Now for Help with any Kind of Probation Violation
No matter what kind of probation violation you may be accused of—from missing a meeting with your probation officer to committing a new crime—Michael L. Fell can help. Call us at (949) 585-9055 now to learn more about defense representation for probation hearings.