Probation Violations

Scranton Criminal Defense Lawyer

Probation Violation Attorney in Scranton

Person in handcuffs in courtroom

When an individual is convicted of a criminal offense, they are typically given probation as part of their sentence. Whether a person is assigned to probation after serving a jail sentence or is given probation as part of their sentence, there are strict guidelines that they must follow at all times. If a person fails to follow any of the terms of their probation they can be charged with violating probation.

Probation violations are serious and are dealt with harshly by judges because they feel like the defendant is not taking the terms of their sentence seriously and is disrespecting court orders. If you or someone you love has violated your probation, you will need an attorney’s help to straighten out this problem.

Examples of Probation Violations

There are many ways a person can be found in violation of their probation, and if you or someone you know has committed any of the following actions (or inactions) a lawyer from our firm can help you:

  • New criminal arrests
  • Failure to pay fines and costs
  • Failure to pay restitution on a theft or property damage case
  • Failure to notify the probation officer of change of address, employment, or a new arrest
  • Absconding from supervision
  • Failure to attend a meeting
  • Testing positive for drug use

Call Us 24/7 for a Wilkes-Barre Probation Violation Attorney

Searching for an attorney for a probation violation case in Scranton? Individuals who violate their probation are in danger of being sentenced to jail, ordered to pay fines, or having their probationary periods extended. These penalties could significantly hinder your progress and if you have already served part of your sentence the last thing you want to do is go back to jail. Your Scranton criminal defense lawyer will take great care to explain your situation to the judge so you won’t be punished further.


Contact a criminal defense attorney at Rogan Law today to discuss your probation violation!