Fairfax Probation Violation Defense Lawyers
A small mistake could cost you dearly. If you are found guilty of a probation violation, you could be facing significant penalties. Judges and prosecutors take probation violations seriously because they consider such violations to demonstrate a lack of reform and proper respect for the judicial system.
If you have been accused of a probation violation, we encourage you to speak with the experienced Fairfax probation violation defense attorneys at MacDowell & Associates. Contact us regarding any probation violation, including:
- Failed urinalysis/UA exam (drugs or alcohol detected in your urine)
- Failure to complete required counseling or courses
- Failure to complete community service on timely basis
- Failure to meet with probation officer
- Subsequent criminal offense
Call 703-591-1336 to contact a Fairfax probation violation lawyer at MacDowell & Associates.
If you were previously convicted of a crime, the judge may have stayed a portion of your jail sentence on the condition that you remain lawful during your probationary period. If you are found guilty of a subsequent criminal offense while on probation, you may face criminal penalties not only for the new offense, but also for violating the terms of your probation.
In some cases, you may face more severe penalties for the probation violation than for the new criminal offense itself. To protect your rights, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Criminal Defense Attorneys in North Virginia Put Our Experience to Work for You
Our attorneys have handled thousands of criminal cases on behalf of clients throughout Virginia. Given the significant number of clients we have served since our firm was established more than 20 years ago, we have handled many cases where our clients were accused of probation violations, including felony probation violation.
Our founding attorney, Richard MacDowell, spent several years working as a prosecutor for the commonwealth of Virginia. As a former prosecutor, he understands how prosecutors and judges tend to view probation violations, which arguments they are receptive to hearing, and which arguments are likely to be ineffective.
Contact a Herndon Felony Probation Defense Attorney
To speak with a northern Virginia criminal defense attorney about a probation violation, contact MacDowell & Associates at 703-591-1336 or contact us by e-mail.