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Denver Probation Violation Lawyer

If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you are likely facing some pretty harsh penalties, including jail time. Working with an experienced Denver probation violation lawyer will make all the difference. We understand the complex constraints that you have been attempting to live within, and can help you avoid house arrest, being sent back to prison, or other heavy-handed forms of punishment. Denver probation violation lawyer Reid DeChant at DeChant Law is in your corner.

What Counts as a Probation Violation in Colorado?

  • Being arrested for a new crime
  • Failing to report to your probation officer
  • Failing to pay fines
  • Failure to pay restitution to a victim
  • Violating a restraining order
  • Losing a job and failing to report it to your parole officer
  • Failing to report a change in housing
  • Leaving the state without your parole officer’s prior approval
  • Possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Failing a drug test
  • ​Failing to show up to or complete court-ordered program
    • Anger management
    • Drug abuse
    • Domestic violence

Working With an Attorney to Set a Bond

Probation violations in Colorado are typically issued via a “no bond” provision, meaning you will not be released from jail after being arrested for the alleged probation violation until a bond amount is decided upon by the court. An attorney will help you request a bond hearing so that you can be released from jail while we continue to fight for your rights and freedom in the weeks and months ahead.

How a Probation Violation Hearing Differs From a Normal Criminal Trial

While probation violations are often a result of a simple scheduling mistake, and sometimes due to a conflict with a probation officer, a probation violation is still a serious criminal offense, and treated as such. And, unfortunately, a probation violation does not require the same burden of proof that the underlying conviction required. With no jury of peers, you will be at the complete mercy of a judge, who will have much greater free reign in determining what constitutes evidence of the violation than another type of criminal offense. As such, it is vitally important that you are represented by a qualified, experienced Denver probation violation lawyer who is well versed in this type of hearing.

Call a Denver Probation Violation Lawyer Today

Violating probation can result in revocation of probation, being penalized with the remainder of your suspended sentence(being sent back to prison or jail), house arrest, additional fines, community service, and an extension of months or years on your period of probation. In some cases, a probation violation is a minor setback. In others, it means being put back behind bars for an extended period of time, possibly for a simple mistake on your part, or on the part of your probation officer. To talk to an experienced Denver probation violation lawyer about your options for defense during your upcoming probation violation hearing, do not hesitate to reach out to criminal defense lawyer Reid DeChant at DeChant Law today at 720-634-6789 for a free consultation.