OREGON PROBATION LAWS AND VIOLATIONS
If you are on probation and your probation officer has filed probation violation charges against you, then you should have a lawyer working on your behalf. Every probation sentence has terms that the offender must follow. Many of the conditions of probation are often easy to follow. For instance, common conditions of probation include: being ordered to report to your probation officer or abstaining from the use of alcohol or drugs. Sometimes however, terms of probation can be unfair and draconian. Your probation officer may govern where you can live, where you can work, who you can spend your time with, and who you can be in a romantic relationship with.
Unfortunately, it is common for a sentence or a sanction from a probation violation to greatly outweigh the original, underlying sentence. For instance, in my experience people are sometimes sentenced to only 30 day of jail for a DUII, but when they are sentenced for not completing their Court-ordered treatment they are often sentenced to 180 days in jail. Fortunately, however, it is common for a skilled lawyer to be able help you avoid such a harsh penalty.
I have handled hundreds of probation violations allegations. It is important to have a lawyer immediately contact your probation officer and the District Attorney to see what can be done to help. I frequently convince probation officers to give people a second chance and I may be able to get the allegations against you dismissed. The rules of probation are also very complicated and the probation officer and District Attorney must follow these technical rules. If you hire me to help in your probation violation hearing I will make certain that they follow the proper procedure. I can almost always find a way to help litigate or improve your probation violation case.
Much of the work on probation violations can be done “on the front end,” meaning that I can begin working on your case immediately before we even get to Court. I have had much success in resolving probation violation cases without my clients even needing to appear for their hearing.