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hajran-pambudi-403848-copy-300x199The simplest way an individual can violate his or her probation in Chicago is getting arrested on new charges. Other scenarios involve people fail to complete provisions of their probation such as contacting their probation officer, taking a court-ordered drug test, or finishing community service hours. The list of violations goes on to include failing to follow through with a drug and alcohol treatment program and failing to pay fines.

Across the border in Indiana, 45-year-old Steven Sells was sent back to prison on December 6th for violating his probation. Sells was previously arrested on charges related to dealing methamphetamine. He failed to submit to a drug test and missed an appointment with his probation officer.

A probation violation defense attorney in Chicago can help if you face such charges. He or she will work with the court to help you avoid the most serious consequences and repercussions.

greg-rakozy-203292-225x300It can be very difficult for someone to live while on probation. Probation is issued to those who are charged with a crime but wind up not being sentenced to jail time. Probation is also issued to people who are released from jail ahead of their sentence being completed. A violation of probation can be problematic for the person serving it. Let’s take a look at what happens if you violate your probation so you can be prepared for what is to come.

Violation is Not Discovered

It is entirely possible that you could violate the terms of your probation and have it go undiscovered by the prosecutor assigned to the case. If this is the case, the prosecutor will not be able to file a motion to revoke your probation, which would send you back to jail or to jail for the first time. It is not uncommon for this to happen based on the terms of your probation and what is considered a violation. Even though this is possible, you should still adhere to the terms so you do not risk going to jail.

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Probation

If you are sentenced to probation, you have been given a sentence with lesser jail time than usual because you may be a first time offender, and a probation time period is attached to the sentence which indicates that any violation of the probation will require you to serve out the full jail term. There may be no jail time to serve unless you violate the conditions of the probation (i.e., you have been sentenced to five years probation and you are released with the caveat that if you violate the terms of the probation, you will be remanded to custody to serve out a full five year jail term).

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