Columbia, Missouri Probation Violation Defense Lawyers
Probation allows someone who has been convicted of a crime to conduct his or her life with certain restrictions and under the supervision of a probation officer. Unlike incarceration, it allows you to continue working and living at home. However, failure to follow the requirements the court imposed on you, missing scheduled meetings with your probation officer or committing a new offense can result in a probation violation.
Because the penalties for a probation violation can range from minor to severe, the quality of your legal representation is significant. Enlist a criminal defense lawyer who understands the steps that need to be taken to protect your probation. At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, we have more than 100 years of combined experience helping people like you move forward with their lives while keeping their probation in good standing.
Types Of Probation Violations in Missouri
Our Columbia probation attorneys can handle cases involving allegations of missing meetings with probation officers, failing to attend alcohol or drug counseling or any other required programs, failing to pay restitution, failing a drug test or anything else. We will take great care to see that your probation is not jeopardized and that you do not have to face the repercussions that you were able to avoid previously.
Without an attorney experienced with how probation violations are handled in Missouri, the risk of incarceration is very real. We know you value your freedom, and our talented criminal defense lawyer will fight to protect it.
What to Do When Facing A New Criminal Charge for Probation Violation
If your probation violation stems from another criminal charge, we will handle both matters. We will defend you against a DWI, drug crime or whatever else you have been charged with. We will also work with your probation officer to see that your current probation status is protected. These can be challenging matters, but we are prepared to handle them.
Every case is unique, so we craft a personalized approach to your specific situation. The court will consider various factors, including the nature of your original crime, your progress within any programs that the court ordered, the nature of the new crime you are accused of and whether you have violated your probation previously. Our attorneys are skilled advocates for clients who want to avoid jail and continue with probation.