Probation Violation Charges

You receive a notice that you are suspected of violating the terms of your probation. At the hearing, an Ohio judge will decide if you will be found guilty of the charge. Attorney Michael C. Hennenberg is an experienced litigator and can represent you before the court to seek the best possible outcome in your case.

Can I Fight A Probation Violation Charge?

Yes. Before your probation can be revoked, evidence must be presented that shows a purposeful violation of the probation terms and that the violation was substantial. Our team is skilled in probation violation defense. We will argue that you did not intentionally violate your probation or that a violation did not actually occur. Examples of this include:

  • Accidentally missing a meeting with your probation officer
  • Forgetting to submit documentation for courses you completed
  • Falsely testing positive on a drug test
  • Testing positive on a drug test for drugs that were in your system prior to probation
  • Testing positive on a drug test for drugs you are prescribed

Our lawyer can review the facts of your case to determine the defense that would be most effective given the circumstances.

Criminal Consequences Of Violating Terms Of Probation

If you plead or are found guilty of a parole violation, the judge can order that probation continues, modify the conditions of probation, revoke probation or order more restrictive sanctions, including serving the original sentence. You may be ordered to pay additional court costs for the cost of the probation violation hearing.

We Are Ready To Defend You

We will not hesitate to take immediate action to create a strong probation violation defense. We have over 40 years of experience and a proven track record of success. Call our Cleveland office at 440-565-4214 to schedule an initial consultation or send us a message online.