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Plymouth, MI Probation Violation Lawyer

Opting for probation over alternative sentencing is commonly perceived as a legal benefit. Judges commonly disapprove of probation violations, seeing them as a challenge to their decision to grant leniency. In the event of an accusation of probation violation, having a proficient and committed attorney advocating on your behalf becomes imperative.

Initial Violation in Plymouth, Michigan

Allegations of violating probation commonly emerge when your probation officer detects potential breaches of the terms. These breaches might involve failing a drug test, skipping appointments, surpassing approved travel boundaries, neglecting fine or restitution payments, or incomplete community service. As a result, the probation officer informs the court, which might issue an arrest warrant or summon you to appear before the judge. Regardless of the scenario, you’ll participate in a court hearing where the judge will set bond conditions and determine your release status pending further proceedings.

Violation Hearing in Plymouth, MI

Afterward, your case will progress to a violation hearing. This hearing resembles a conventional trial, involving participation from both the prosecution and defense, enabling each side to present evidence and question witnesses. However, unlike a typical trial, it will be the judge, rather than a jury, who determines your outcome. Furthermore, the burden of proof in your case will hinge on a “preponderance of evidence” rather than “beyond a reasonable doubt.” If the judge determines that there is a significant likelihood, more likely than not, that you committed the violation, you may be deemed guilty.

Sentencing in Plymouth

After a guilty verdict or the approval of a plea deal, the judge possesses several sentencing alternatives. These may encompass upholding probation, altering the conditions of probation, prolonging the probation duration, or revoking probation entirely. In felony instances, the judge also retains the power to issue a prison sentence.

Contact us for Plymouth, 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 35th District Court

The 35th District Court is located at 550 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170

The 35th District Court judges are:

Honorable Michael J. Gerou

Honorable Ronald Lowe

Honorable James Plakas

Probation Violation Lawyer for the 3rd Circuit Court

The 3rd Circuit Court is located at 1441 St. Antione, Detroit, MI 48220

The 3rd Circuit Court judges are:

 Honorable Donald L. Knapp

Honorable Charise Anderson

Honorable Chandra W. Baker-Robinson

Honorable Mariam Bazzi

Honorable Christopher Blount

Honorable Bradley L. Cobb

Honorable Kevin J. Cox

Honorable Kiefer Cox

Honorable Paul J. Cusick

Honorable Prentis Edwards, Jr.

Honorable Wanda A. Evans

Honorable John C. Gillis

Honorable Tracy E. Green

Honorable Bridget Mary Hathaway

Honorable Nicholas J. Hathaway

Honorable Anne M. McCarthy

Honorable Kelly A. Ramsey

Honorable Mark T. Slavens

Honorable Deborah A. Thomas

Honorable Regina D. Thomas

Honorable Margaret M. Van Houten

Honorable Shannon N. Walker

Honorable Darnella D. Williams-Claybourne

We can be reached 24/7 at 888-399-7979 for a free consultation regarding your Plymouth probation violation case.


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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