A petition to revoke probation is a formal document detailing when, where, and how a probation violation or violations took place.
Probation violations are serious, and if the court files a petition to revoke probation, there may be jail or prison time for any proven probation violation.
In Arizona, a probation officer or the State may petition the court to revoke probation if there is reasonable cause to believe there was a violation of any written conditions or regulations of probation. Once there is a petition to revoke probation on file, the court may:
Generally, the judge will not set a bond allowing release from jail prior to a probation revocation hearing.
A probation violation hearing is much different than a standard criminal trial. There are fewer rights given a defendant, including:
One right defendants have is the right to a strong criminal defense attorney. A criminal defense attorney is a valuable asset in a probation violation hearing for the following reasons and more:
Petitions to revoke probation vary according to the probation violations asserted, the defendant’s living and working conditions, and the prosecutor and judge assigned to the case.
A thorough review of your case by a criminal defense attorney familiar with probation violation hearings and the local courts can give you greater insight into any potential outcomes of your petition to revoke probation.
At Younglove Law, our probation revocation attorneys can help you with your hearings throughout Phoenix area, and all of Arizona. Attorney Younglove, a former prosecutor, will review your petition to revoke probation for potential defenses and create a strategic defense plan for your circumstances.
If you believe a petition to revoke probation is filed or will be filed against you, contact Younglove Law right away. This will help us mitigate any damages and achieve the best results possible on your behalf.
There are defenses to a petition to revoke probation; call Younglove Law and discuss them with a skilled, competent criminal defense attorney today.