Probation Violations and Community Corrections Violations
If you, or someone you love, has been alleged to have committed a Probation Violation or Community Corrections Violation, unfortunately you already likely are quite familiar with the criminal justice system. Did you know though, that a Probation Violation or Community Corrections Violation has a much lower standard of proof?
While an initial criminal charge requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt, a probation or community correction violation has a much lower burden of proof for the prosecutor. The burden of proof in a probation or community correction violation is only by preponderance of evidence.
If you have been alleged to have violated your parole, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options, because unlike a criminal charge where they will usually automatically enter a plea of not guilty, the Judge may ask if you wish to admit or deny the alleged violation at the initial hearing. If you admit the offense, the Judge may then sentence you as they see fit at that time.
As Indiana lawyers for probation and community corrections violations, we will investigate the alleged violation, and determine if there are defenses to the violation. Even if there is not a defense to the allegation, we will see if we can reach an agreement that would result in you being placed back onto probation or back with community corrections, rather than incarcerated.
Our office is conveniently located in Noblesville, which is the county seat of Hamilton County. In Hamilton County, probation or community corrections violations could be subject to the Hamilton County Superior or Circuit Courts.
If you are charged with a probation violation, please contact us immediately so that we can begin representing you for your Probation and Community Corrections Violation criminal defense.