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PITTSBURGH PROBATION VIOLATIONS ATTORNEY

PROBATION VIOLATIONS – ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PITTSBURGH, PA

A probation violation or a parole violation could send a violator to jail to serve out their maximum sentence or extend the length of their probationary period, placing further restrictions on the violator’s freedom and mobility.

We know that good people make poor decisions and that habits are hard to break, especially addictions. We also know that sometimes an innocent mistake or misunderstanding can lead to serious consequences in a complicated and confusing legal system.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a new crime while on probation, has violated probation or if you think your probation officer may file an affidavit for probation violation, speak with a Pittsburgh criminal lawyer as soon as possible.

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An experienced defense lawyer can build a strong case to try to have the charges dropped or sentencing reduced to a minimum.

An aggressive attorney by your side at your preliminary hearing could make all the difference in whether you are sent to prison or not.

Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer David J. Shrager is just a phone call or text message away and can give you a free consultation regarding your case.

Call or text him on his personal cell phone: 412-969-2540.

PAROLE VS. PROBATION

Parole and probation violations are treated similarly in the PA court system. The difference is that parole may be granted to a person convicted of a crime who has served part of their sentence in jail and probation may be granted to a person convicted of a crime in lieu of jail time.

If you are looking for information about parole violations, please visit the parole violations page.

HOW A PROBATION VIOLATIONS LAWYER CAN HELP

If you were charged or arrested for committing a new crime or were charged with violating your probation, you could be sent to prison. You will be detained by a judge and held in jail without bail until your preliminary hearing.

An aggressive attorney will build a defense strategy designed to keep you from going back to prison and keep your penalties at a bare minimum.

An experienced attorney can go through the detailed process of filing a detainer petition to lift your detainer. He can also help you prepare for the preliminary hearing, which will determine whether there is probable cause to believe you violated your probation.

If your case has already moved past the preliminary hearing, an attorney can help you prepare for the probation revocation hearing.

Your rights, freedom and future are on the line when you are charged with violating your probation. David J. Shrager is a compassionate and strong criminal lawyer who will work with you and your family to protect your liberties.

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PENALTIES FOR PROBATION VIOLATION

Whether the violation was direct or technical will determine the severity of the penalties and how the court will proceed with your case.

A direct violation means that you were charged with committing a new crime or were convicted of a new crime. A technical violation means that you did not comply with the stipulations of your probation guidelines.

CHARGED WITH A NEW CRIME WHILE ON PROBATION IN PA

Any violation or new arrest could mean that a judge can place you under a detainer and you will be unable to post bail or be released from jail until your preliminary hearing. An attorney may file a petition to have this detainer lifted, resulting in your release from jail until you await the preliminary hearing.

If the court or probation board decides to revoke your probation, you will have to serve the remainder of your probation in jail. Other consequences include your probation period being extended.

TYPES OF TECHNICAL PROBATION VIOLATIONS

There are different stipulations that every person put under probation has to follow. Some of these can be quite minor and many times it is a matter of a simple mistake or misunderstanding that can lead to disastrous consequences and stressful situations.

Below are some of the more common violations of probation:

  • Failing to report to your probation officer
  • Not appearing at court or hearings
  • Failing to pay fines, court costs or restitution
  • Using drugs/Failing a drug test
  • Drinking alcohol/Failing a urinalysis or other chemical test
  • Curfew violations
  • Failing to complete community service hours
  • Failing to successfully complete rehabilitation, substance abuse programs, anger management courses, sex offender programs or other treatment programs as required by the stipulations of your probation
  • Living at a residence which is not approved by your probation officer
  • Associating with people who you have been specifically prohibited from contacting without your probation officers approval

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GAGNON HEARINGS FOR PROBATION VIOLATORS

Gagnon hearings are so called in reference to the Supreme Court case Gagnon v. Scarpelli, which is said to protect the due process of criminal defendants on probation.

There are two types of Gagnon hearings: Gagnon I and Gagnon II. Gagnon I is the preliminary hearing where a judge will determine if there was probable cause to believe that you violated your probation. Gagnon II is the second hearing where the court will rule whether or not your probation should be revoked.

Shager Defense Attorneys is experienced in successfully defending clients through both of these types of hearings. In addition, we can also file a detainer petition to release the alleged probation violator from jail while awaiting the Gagnon II hearing. It is also possible to petition for moving the date of the Gagnon II hearing up to lessen the amount of time spent in jail.

HIRING A PITTSBURGH PROBATION VIOLATIONS ATTORNEY

At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we are compassionate to our clients’ situations and help them understand the charges they face and the best way to battle those charges.

In certain circumstances of drug or alcohol abuse, there may be treatment options available instead of going to jail.

Attorney Shrager will fight for you to have the minimum sentencing possible and to be eligible for treatment programs instead of having to spend the remainder of the sentencing in prison.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a violation of probation, contact Attorney David Shrager for a free consultation.

You can reach Attorney Shrager, 24/7, by calling or texting his personal cell phone: 412-969-2540.

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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.