Substantive Probation Violation Savannah, Georgia

Substantive Probation Violation Savannah, Georgia

People convicted of a crime can be sentenced to probation instead of prison in Georgia. Probation can replace a prison sentence, or it can be included as part of a sentence that also includes some time in prison. Probation can last anywhere from a few months to years, and it can be issued as part of a sentence for both felonies and misdemeanors. To maintain their probation status and avoid going to jail, people on probation must submit to certain conditions and rules.

What are the Consequences of Violating Probation?

Breaking any of the rules of probation will result in consequences that can include being sent to prison. Some consequences include:

  • Being sent to prison or returning to prison
  • Longer probation
  • Higher fines
  • More community service hours
  • Attending behavioral or drug and alcohol programs

What Is a Substantive Probation Violation?

If you commit another crime on probation, it is considered a substantive probation violation. Even a minor crime like a misdemeanor could result in a two-year revocation of your probation – time you will serve in prison. A felony charge while on probation results in complete revocation, requiring you to serve the remainder of your sentence in prison.

Can I Get Out of Jail if I get a substantive probation violation?

It’s possible. A judge should consider your unique circumstances, and a good lawyer can help give you the best chance of a successful outcome. At The Turner Firm, we know the judges and probation officers in the Savannah area, and we work with them to help our clients avoid jail.

If you’ve violated probation and you’re worried about going back to prison, reach out to us as soon as possible to discuss your case. We answer the phone 24/7, and we’re happy to meet wherever is comfortable for you.

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