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Farmington Hills, Michigan Probation Violation Attorney

Receiving probation as opposed to an alternative sentence is considered a legal advantage. Judges frequently frown upon probation violations, viewing them as undermining their decision to extend leniency. If you confront accusations of probation violation, having a proficient and committed attorney advocating for you is essential.

Initial Violation in Farmington Hills, Michigan

A charge for probation violation typically arises when your probation officer identifies a potential breach of the terms. Violations can include failing a drug test, missing appointments, exceeding authorized travel limits, neglecting to pay fines or restitution, and incomplete community service. Subsequently, the probation officer notifies the court, which may issue an arrest warrant or summon you to appear before the judge. In either case, you’ll appear before the judge, who will set bond conditions and decide on your release status pending further proceedings.

Violation Hearing in Farmington Hills, MI

Subsequently, your case will advance to a violation hearing. Similar to a regular trial, both the prosecution and defense will participate, allowing each side to present and cross-examine witnesses. However, unlike in a typical trial, it will be the judge, rather than a jury, who decides your fate. Additionally, the burden of proof in your case will rely on a “preponderance of evidence” rather than “beyond a reasonable doubt.” If the judge concludes that there is a substantial probability, more likely than not, that you committed the violation, you may be deemed guilty.

Sentencing in Farmington Hills

Following a guilty verdict or acceptance of a plea deal, the judge possesses a range of sentencing options. These could involve maintaining probation, modifying the terms of probation, extending the probation duration, or revoking probation entirely. In felony cases, the judge additionally maintains the power to impose a prison sentence.

Contact us for Farmington Hills, 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 47th District Court

The 47th District Court is located at 31605 W Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

The 47th District Court judges are:

Honorable Judge Brady

Honorable Judge Parker

Probation Violation Lawyer for the 6th Circuit Court

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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