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Probation Violations And Bench Warrant Issues Representation

If you have been accused of violating the conditions of your probation or have an outstanding bench warrant pending against you, it is imperative you take action to rectify the situation, instead of letting the law follow you and risk the penalties increasing with time because of your inaction. Seeking out a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer should be your first step when dealing with these unresolved matters.

At Claridge Law Firm LLC, our criminal defense team is not here to judge you. Our goal is to help you resolve the situation when you have been charged with a probation violation in Georgia, with efficiency and expediency. We can help you with this immediate concern as well as any underlying charges that resulted in a bench warrant being issued. If you are facing either of these situations contact Claridge Law Firm LLC immediately if you want competent counsel on your side.

Dealing With Bench Warrants

If you have violated the terms of your bail or have been charged with failure to appear before the court, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. Oftentimes, someone who gets pulled over for a simple traffic violation, such as speeding or because the police suspect them of DUI, will also be found to have an outstanding arrest warrant when the police search your name in their database.

When this happens, you will be arrested and held without bail until trial unless your criminal defense lawyer intervenes on your behalf. We can help file a motion to have the warrant lifted, and we can also help aggressively defend you against any underlying criminal charges that lead to the bench warrant.

Overcoming Probation Violations

When someone is sentenced to probation, there are many terms and conditions that you must adhere to in order to avoid a probation violation. Some of these terms may include:

  • Failure to pay fines that are part of your conviction penalty
  • Not reporting to your parole officer on time
  • Not attending required rehabilitation meetings
  • Engaging in activities or visiting locations specifically banned

If you are accused of a probation violation, a revocation hearing will be ordered by the court where the judge will determine whether your probation should be revoked and if you should be sent back to jail or your sentence be modified. Our criminal defense lawyers can represent you at this hearing, and we will help the court understand the circumstances that led to your probation violation. We will also negotiate that no further penalties be imposed, and we will help you formulate a legal strategy to present to the court to address how to deal with your future.

Protect Your Rights And Freedom

Probation violations and bench warrants are serious matters that need proactive, corrective action. Contact Claridge Law Firm LLC today here or call 706-860-4500 if you need criminal defense representation that will help you evaluate all of your options and will aggressively pursue your case and your freedom.