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Birmingham, MI Probation Violation Lawyer

Receiving probation rather than an alternative sentence is considered a legal privilege. Judges often disapprove of probation violations, seeing it as a failure to respect their choice of a “lesser sentence.” When confronted with an accusation of violating probation, it’s crucial to have a skilled and committed attorney advocating on your behalf.

Initial Violation in Birmingham, MI

The commencement of a probation violation charge usually arises when your probation officer identifies a suspected breach of a probation term. Examples may encompass failing a drug test, skipping appointments, departing the county without permission, failing to pay fines or restitution, or incomplete community service. Consequently, the probation officer notifies the court, resulting in either an arrest warrant or a directive to appear before the judge. In any case, you will appear before the judge, who will determine whether you can be released on bond and the terms of that bond.

Violation Hearing in Birmingham, Michigan

Subsequently, your case will advance to a violation hearing. Comparable to a standard trial, both prosecution and defense will be present, and each side will have the chance to call and cross-examine witnesses. However, unlike in a typical trial, your fate will be decided by a judge rather than a jury. Moreover, the burden of proof for your case will rely on the “preponderance of evidence” standard rather than the stricter “beyond a reasonable doubt” criterion. If the judge concludes that there is a significant likelihood, more probable than not, that you committed the violation, you may be deemed guilty.

Sentencing in Birmingham

If a guilty verdict is reached or if you choose to accept a plea deal, the judge has various sentencing options at their disposal. These options may involve maintaining probation, modifying the terms of probation, extending the probationary period, or revoking probation altogether. In felony cases, the judge may also decide to impose a prison sentence.

Contact us for Birmingham, 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 Attorney for the 48th District Court

The 48th District Court is located at 4280 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

The 48th District Court judges are:

Honorable Diane D’Agostini

Honorable Marc Barron

Honorable Kimberly Small

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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