Accused of a Probation Violation?

If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you are facing serious consequences, including the imposition of a lengthy jail sentence. In these turbulent times, it is absolutely imperative to retain the services of an aggressive and dedicated criminal defense lawyer.

John F. Segelbaum, Attorney at Law, practices exclusively in the area of criminal law. He knows the courts of King County and Snohomish County, and he understands how to prepare a strong defense strategy. Contact his office in Edmonds to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your alleged probation violation. He regularly defends clients throughout Snohomish County and King County, including the communities of Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Bothell, among others.

Probation Imposes Certain Conditions for Release

If you are given probation, you must comply with the terms of your sentence. Common probation conditions include:

  • Abstinence from both alcohol and drugs
  • No subsequent arrests
  • Mandatory treatment/counseling
  • Payment of outstanding legal obligations

If you violate any of the terms of your probation, you will find yourself back in court for a probation violation hearing. While a probation hearing may not seem like a big deal, there could be serious repercussions, such as incarceration, large fines and driver's license suspension/revocation.

Please note, if you were granted deferred prosecution or a stipulated order of continuance, and you violate its terms, you will be back in court. The deferral or continuance of your original charge will be revoked, and you will be convicted of the underlying offense.

Fortunately, you are entitled to legal representation at the probation violation hearing. A skilled criminal defense lawyer can help ensure that your rights and your freedom are fully protected.

The Seriousness of Probation Violations

There is much at stake in probation violation hearings. Lynnwood attorney John F. Segelbaum is an experienced trial lawyer who will fight to minimize the consequences. Contact him today for skilled representation.