After a case is over and one has been sentenced either by way of an agreement worked out in order to avoid trial or by losing at trial, one is often placed on probation.
Probation is essentially a period of time (typically anywhere between about 3 months and two years) where, if you meet its conditions, the case will be either dismissed or your sentence will simply be completed. Conditions of probation can vary widely including just remaining out of any new trouble with the law to such things as community service, drug testing, counseling, remain employed and getting ones G.E.D.
If anyone fails to comply with their conditions of probation or has a new arrest, they must get in touch with their probation officer. There will be a probation surrender hearing. At that hearing, one may be found not in violation. However, if one is found in violation, there are a variety of results that could occur. A person could be incarcerated; they could have a finding that had not resulted in a guilty conviction now turn into a guilty. Or they could continue their probation, but have more intensive conditions added as a result and have the period of probation extended for a longer period of time.
Attorney Elikann is exceptionally acquainted with the law concerning probation violations and has handled thousands of such hearings over the years.
If you need representation for a violation of probation, contact Attorney Peter Elikann for a 100 % private and confidential consultation at 617-742-9462.