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Bingham Farms, MI Probation Violation Lawyer

Being granted probation instead of an alternative sentence is viewed as a privilege under the law. Judges typically frown upon probation violations, considering it a disregard for their decision to impose a “lighter sentence.” When facing an accusation of probation violation, it’s essential to have a skilled and dedicated attorney advocating for you.

Initial Violation in Bingham Farms, MI

The initiation of a probation violation charge typically occurs when your probation officer discovers a purported violation of a probation term. Instances may include failing a drug test, missing appointments, leaving the county without authorization, neglecting to pay fines or restitution, or incomplete community service. Subsequently, the probation officer informs the court, leading to either an arrest warrant or an order to appear before the judge. Regardless, you will appear before the judge, who will decide whether you can be released on bond and the conditions of that bond.

Violation Hearing in Bingham Farms, Michigan

Following this, your case will proceed to a violation hearing. Similar to a standard trial, there will be prosecution and defense, with both sides having the opportunity to summon and cross-examine witnesses. However, unlike a regular trial, your fate will be determined by a judge rather than a jury. Additionally, the burden of proof for your case will be based on the “preponderance of evidence” rather than the stricter standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt.” If the judge determines that there is a significant probability, more likely than not, that you committed the violation, you may be found guilty.

Sentencing in Bingham Farms

If a guilty verdict is reached, or if you opt for a plea deal, the judge has several sentencing options available. These include maintaining probation, adjusting the terms of probation, prolonging the probation period, or revoking probation. In felony cases, the judge may also choose to impose a prison sentence.

Contact us for Bingham Farms, MI Probation Violation Charges

Probation violations are taken seriously, and you need a good lawyer in your corner to assure that you do as little jail/prison time as possible. Our experienced attorney at The Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC can help you. We offer clients a free initial consultation. To discuss your current legal situation, call us at (888) 399-7979 or contact us online.

Probation Violation Lawyer for the 46th District Court

The 46th District Court is located at 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076

The 46th District Court judges are:

 Honorable Shelia R. Johnson

Honorable Debra Nance

Honorable Cynthia M. Arvant

Probation Violation Lawyer for the 6th Circuit Court

The 6th Circuit Court is located at 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, MI 48341

The 6th Circuit Court judges are:

 Honorable Martha D. Anderson

Honorable Mary Ellen Brennan

Honorable David M. Cohen

Honorable Jacob James Cunningham

Honorable Nanci J. Grant

Honorable Jeffery S. Matis

Honorable Cheryl A. Matthews

Honorable Phyllis McMillen

Honorable Daniel Patrick O’Brien

Honorable Yasmine I. Poles

Honorable Kwame L. Rowe

Honorable Victoria A. Valentine

Honorable Michael Warren


Julian did an amazing job handling my case. He ensured to have the possible outcome for me. He was also always available to answer all of my questions/concerns, and was able to answer everything effectively.

L. Landeros

Very professional. Met with me the same day I contacted the office. Went to court the following day and my case was dismissed. Don’t hesitate to contact him for help. Highly recommended thank u so much for your...

J. Bandia

It was a pleasure to have Mr. Poota as our representative. From the time we meet till the end of our case, he was there every step of the way guiding us and making sure our rights were protected and presented...

N. DeCesare

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